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By Joseph A. Dane

ISBN-10: 0754665011

ISBN-13: 9780754665014

ISBN-10: 1138251496

ISBN-13: 9781138251496

during this publication, Joseph Dane reviews using fabric facts in reports of manuscript and published books via delving into approved notions in regards to the research of print tradition. He questions the institutional and ideological presuppositions that govern medieval reviews, descriptive bibliography, and library technological know-how. Dane starts off by means of asking what's the relation among fabric proof and the summary statements made in regards to the proof; eventually he asks how proof is to be outlined. The objective of this ebook is to teach that facts from texts and written items frequently turns into twisted to aid pre-existing arguments; and that generations of bibliographers have created narratives of authorship, printing, studying, and enhancing that replicate romantic notions of identification, progress, and improvement. the 1st a part of the ebook is devoted to medieval texts and authorship: fabrics comprise Everyman, Chaucer's Legend of excellent ladies, the Anglo-Norman Le Seint Resurrection, and Adam de l. a. Helle's Le Jeu de Robin et Marion. the second one half the publication is anxious with summary notions approximately books and scholarly definitions approximately what a e-book really is: chapters contain reviews of simple bibliographical innovations ("Ideal Copy") and the applying of one of these concept in early variations of Chaucer, the combo of manuscript and printing within the books of Colard Mansion, and at last, examples of the association of books through an early nineteenth-century book-collector Leander Van Ess. This research is a crucial contribution to debates in regards to the nature of bibliography and the serious associations that experience formed its present practice.

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