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Bibliographical Analysis
A Historical Introduction

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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521760348

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  • Studying printed books as physical objects can reveal not only how books were produced, but also how their design and layout features emerged and came to convey meanings. This concise and accessible introduction to analytical bibliography in its historical context explains in clear, non-specialist language how to find and analyze clues about a book's manufacture and how to examine the significance of a book's design. Written by one of the most eminent bibliographical and textual scholars working today, the book is both a practical guide to bibliographical research and a history of bibliography as a developing field of study. For all who use books, this is an ideal starting point for learning how to read the object along with the words.

    • The first concise and truly accessible introduction to bibliography in its historical context
    • Written by one of the most eminent scholars in the field
    • Features an extensive bibliography mapping the scholarship of the past three centuries
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521760348
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 141 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundations
    2. Analysis of manufacturing clues
    3. Analysis of design features
    Further reading.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Bibliography and Book History
    • British Fiction
    • Dante and the Afterlife of the Book
    • Early Modern literature and culture
    • Introduction to Literary Studies
    • Literature and the Book
    • Writing and Renaissance
  • Author

    G. Thomas Tanselle, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York
    G. Thomas Tanselle is former Vice-President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and taught for many years at Columbia University.

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