Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-30
  • Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

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To a reader of Joyce's Ulysses, it makes a difference whether one of Stephen Dedalus's first thoughts is "No mother" (as in the printed version) or "No, mother!" (as in the manuscript). The scholarship surrounding such textual differences-and why this discipline should concern readers and literary scholars alike-is the focus of William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott's acclaimed handbook.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Documents and Textsp. 5
Reference Bibliographyp. 8
Historical Bibliographyp. 8
Analytical Bibliographyp. 10
Descriptive Bibliographyp. 11
Textual Criticismp. 12
Analytical Bibliographyp. 15
Evidence and Analysisp. 16
Taxonomyp. 28
Reading Booksp. 34
Descriptive Bibliographyp. 36
Identificationp. 39
Title Pages and Imprintsp. 40
Collationp. 43
Contentsp. 47
Typography and Paperp. 48
Bindingp. 48
Bibliographical Historyp. 49
Two Sample Descriptionsp. 50
A Text and Its Embodimentsp. 57
The Life of a Text from the Handpress Periodp. 57
The Life of a Text from the Machine-Press Periodp. 65
Textual Criticismp. 71
Documentary Editingp. 74
Critical Editingp. 78
Editorial Procedurep. 90
Four Examplesp. 107
Appendix on Textual Notationp. 127
Reference Bibliographyp. 130
Introduction and Definitionsp. 130
Analytical Bibliographyp. 132
Descriptive Bibliographyp. 135
Textual Criticismp. 136
Glossary of Bibliographical and Textual Termsp. 142
Works Citedp. 171
Indexp. 179
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