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The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (Volume 10 ) download pdf

The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (Volume 10 ) download pdf

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The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (Volume 10 )
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Author: Bibliographical Society of America
Number of Pages: 60 pages
Published Date: 07 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235780325
File Name: The.Papers.of.the.Bibliographical.Society.of.America.(Volume.10.).pdf
Download Link: The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (Volume 10 )
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... DESIDERATA IN THE CATALOGUING OF INCUNABULA WITH A GUIDE FOR CATALOGUE ENTRIES BY ARNOLD C. KLEBS, M.D. Washington, D.C. CPECIALISTS, as a rule, are self-sufficient beings who do not bother about other people's specialties and who do not care to have others intrude upon theirs. I suppose that bibliographers and medical men are no exception to the rule. As a member of this latter guild, circumstances have forced me to peep out of my pigeonhole. Historical research and the collection of material for a catalogue of fifteenth-century books on medicine owned in this country have brought me in contact with incunabula and through them with your profession, whose labors have smoothed the path toward a proper comprehension of them. One fact has been strongly impressed upon me during my researches: it is the apparent lack of co-operation between those interested in these books mainly from the typographical point of view and those more attracted by their contents. A priori it may seem paradoxical to emphasize the desideratum of paying attention to the contents of a book. And still it may well be done, as we have the fact before us that until very recently incunabula have been considered mainly as objects precious to the collector and of scientific value only so far as they could serve in throwing light upon the early technical, and possibly artistic, development of the art of printing. The students of the literature contained in them gave preference to the earlier manuscripts or consulted later editions. To a certain extent this finds its explanation in the fact that many incunabula are inferior to the productions of earlier penmanship or to those of the later presses, both in regard to contents and typography. And yet we find among them many unique and rare specimens...

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