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"Is there a doctor here?"
"I am a doctor!"
"Oh, thank God - what kind of doctor are you?"
"Doctor of media and "
"My friend is dying!"
"Don't worry, we'll print a nice pamphlet about your friend's life with a red and black ink title page and a false but funny imprint"

(Posted this on my old account months ago, here we go again @histodons ).

dbellingradt , to histodons

(Posted this on my old account months ago, here we are @histodons ).


Flight attendant: Is there a doctor on the plane?

Me: Yes, but not the useful kind.

Flight attendant: The crew are arguing over whether early modern should pay more attention to the material flows of the paper trade or not.

Me: halfway down plane

dbellingradt , to librarians German

Someone around 1800, I guess, liked very much to cut out and collect woodcuts, in fact hundreds of them, many hundreds, and glued these prints into a new volume. For experts, such collections are both fun and horror - and potential future work. There is no commentary, dear .

Have a look: https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:hebis:66:fuldig-7365590

How many other volumes of such cut and paste volumes of early modern printed images do you know?
@histodons @bookstodon @librarians

dbellingradt , to bookstodon German

"I am still reading the book ..." @histodons @bookstodon

wvmierlo , to bookstodon
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Forgeries are a common topic in book history, but what about fraudulent claims about copyright ownership?

Simon Kövesi | John Clare out of Copyright https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2024/january/john-clare-out-of-copyright
>‘It was not very manly of you to evade telling me what you had been up to when we met today,’ the late Eric Robinson...

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dbellingradt , to histodons German

This is highly useful if you work with books of all kinds: a compiled and explained set of contemporary . From apothecaries' weights to signs for half moon moments in almanacs. Boost, and looking for abbreviations of the past. @histodons

The "Falttafel" of 1782 is part of a book titled "Sammlung verschiedener nützlicher Lesübungen..." (VD18 12041491-001), and can be found here between pp. 151 and 152: https://www.bavarikon.de/object/bav:UBA-HSB-00000BAV80014690

The "Falttafel" of 1782 is part a German book titled "Sammlung verschiedener nützlicher Lesübungen..." (VD18 12041491-001), and can be found here between pages 151 and 152: https://www.bavarikon.de/object/bav:UBA-HSB-00000BAV80014690

wvmierlo , to bookstodon
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Always nice to hold a new publication in your hand.

"Genetic Criticism and Modern Palaeography: The Cultural Forms of Modern Literary Manuscripts"

@bookstodon

CitizenWald , to random
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I have to say: the last thing I expected last night while taking a break and watching the detective series, "The Mallorca Files," was: a reference to 19th-century German literature ¯_(ツ)_/¯

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B086KYM2HJ/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1

Max finishes explaining who Grillparzer was, and Miranda can only reply lamely, "I know other things"

CitizenWald OP ,
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And (why not?): the first edition (1830) of Grillparzer's Ein treuer Diener seines Herrn (a loyal servant of his lord), a historical drama set in medieval Hungary

rare original paper wrapper has owner's stamp of Carl Gerold's Sohn, Vienna, a publisher with whom Grillparzer would have preferred to work

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gerold%E2%80%99s_Sohn_Verlag_(Gerold_Verlag)#Der_%E2%80%9EFall_Grillparzer%E2%80%9C#Der_%E2%80%9EFall_Grillparzer%E2%80%9C)

@bookhistodons @bookstodon

title page (dampstaining in upper right corner)

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  • dbellingradt , to histodons German

    The moment a librarian with a stamp in Wolfenbüttel heard about the trend of Indoor Flowering Plants, he knew what to do...

    Details of the stamped title page of the copy of "Een schoon liedekens" from 1544.

    @histodons

    ModernDayBartleby , to bookstodon
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    And so it begins -
    PASSING by Nella Larsen (1929) via Oshun Publishing imbibed at Yanaka Coffee
    @bookstodon

    ModernDayBartleby OP ,
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    TO MAKE NEGRO LITERATURE: WRITING, LITERARY PRACTICE, & AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORSHIP by Elizabeth McHenry via @dukepress brewed with Philz Coffee Philtered Soul Blend

    @bookstodon

    sapiens , to random
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    THE ART OF READING IN THE MIDDLE AGES
    https://www.medieval-reads.eu/

    "The project ‘The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages’ will show the importance of medieval reading culture as a European movement by bringing together (digitised) manuscripts produced between c. 500 and c. 1550 from across Europe, unlocking their educational potential by curational and editorial enrichment, using innovative ways for displaying and handling digital objects in an educational context."

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    SJLahey , to medievodons
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    Today I’m back ‘home’ in Cambridge University Library—where mythical hazards lurk in the ! 😱🐉
    @bookhistodons @medievodons

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    Two known readers in Early Modern Scotland: William Scheves & George Buchanan
    14 Dec, Edinburgh & online: free

    Francesca Pontini – a postgraduate student at the University of Stirling – looks at reading habits of 2 Scots

    @litstudies

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/francesca-pontini-two-known-readers-in-early-modern-scotland-tickets-720342964197

    CordeliaBeattie , to histodon
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    Check out version v1.3.0 of our edition of Alice Thornton's Books. We have a new search function for people and places. Links that go to our partial release are live (others show up but are currently disabled). We also have some sample bios up for the 14 people named in the first 22 pages of her 'Book of Remembrances'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/entities/

    @histodons @histodon
    @litstudies

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    We have also added more detail on the site about Alice Thornton's four manuscript books, especially her 'Book of Remembrances' which is where the 103pp of the partial release are from
    https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/books/
    @histodons @histodon @litstudies

    dbellingradt , to histodons German
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    There is a paper story to this painting from 1672 waiting to be told. Meet Jan Berckheyde's "A Notary in His Office" highlighted in 5 steps - a thread for friends of and of , and for in general. Expect a view into the inky paper states of Europe, a paper age dealing also with waste papers, fresh paper sheets waiting to be used, a high paper demand, and some document bags literally full of used papers. Let's roll @histodons

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    The 1672 painting A Notary in His Office from Jan Berckheyde is shown. A notary is sitting at his writing desk, and is surrounded by various paper products.

    dbellingradt OP ,
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    @histodons Using paper as a culture included storing. The neatly stored bound books are relatively easy to store, as knows. But the used paper sheets caused problems and messy storing decisions as highlighted in detail no. 2. Used paper was waiting to be used again (as reading matter). Too often newly written communication flows inspired new papers of the future. And in between: the sheets were waiting somewhere. Stored to rot a bit, bored as artifact can be, dear .

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    The painting A Notary in His Office from Jan Berckheyde is shown. A notary is sitting at his writing desk, and is surrounded by various paper products. Highlighted are 5 of these paper products.

    dbellingradt OP ,
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    @histodons A closer look at every administrative activity of the period offers stored and waiting fresh paper sheets. Yet unused artifacts in different trading units of the paper trade: As detail no. 4 shows, you could buy paper as single sheets or in units up to 500, in the preferred format, quality and size, by the way.

    And how did all these waiting papers get into the many secretaries? Well, ask the paper trade: https://brill.com/edcollbook/title/56966

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    The painting A Notary in His Office from Jan Berckheyde is shown. A notary is sitting at his writing desk, and is surrounded by various paper products. Highlighted are 5 of these paper products.

    CitizenWald , to bookhistodons
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    Thursday, 5 p.m. Eastern

    Hybrid seminar:

    Teaching the of the : A Roundtable

    Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies : UMass Amherst

    https://www.umass.edu/renaissance/event/bookhistpangallotodd2023

    featuring, among others, @ryancordell & @bookish

    (apologies if I have missed other participants who may be on Mastodon)

    @bookhistodons @bookstodon

    CitizenWald , to bookhistodons
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    Because I've been busy, I am late in celebrating the birthday of the great Laurence Sterne, born 24 Nov. 1713 in Clonmel,

    Here, my copy of the posthumously published letters to the object of his literary-romantic devotion, Eliza Draper (2nd ed. 1775).

    Modern readers find in what the editor said he saw in Eliza: “a mind so congenial with his own, so enlightened, so refined, and so tender"

    @bookhistodons @bookstodon

    dbellingradt , to histodons
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    This is how a page from a medieval looks when its original text had been scraped off by someone, overwritten with a new text, and then later, a 19th-century scholar discovered the and tried to make the undertext's ink visible again by painting the page with chemical reagents.

    @histodons

    SJLahey , to bookhistodons
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    At Cambridge Uni’s first Sandars Lecture of 2023, at Robinson College: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/whats/sandars-2023-lecture-1
    After creating and then maintaining the Wikipedia page for years, I’m excited to finally attend in person! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandars_Lectures

    @bookhistodons @medievodons

    CitizenWald , to bookhistodons
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    Enjoyed some , , and in today's outing in Portsmouth, NH (celebrating its 400th anniversary this year):

    first a quick stop at the 1817 Athenaeum (closed today, but sister-in-law is a member). Once there were many of these loca institutions devoted to and . Only 16 remain.

    https://portsmouthathenaeum.org/.

    Day ended with a late-afternoon drive along the seacoast at Rye.

    @bookhistodons 1/n

    the lobby of the Athenaeum with a wall of 18th- and early 19th-century portraits
    the opposite wall of the lobby, with a few more portraits, a late 19th-century ship's figurehead, 18th-century elk antlers above a fireplace, nautical paintings, a Georgian royal document on parchment
    breakers crashing against gray rocks

    SJLahey , to bookhistodons
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    Attention Bibliographers & book historians affected by the BL cyber-attack: Nikolai Vogler has built a stopgap ESTC—fully searchable, 150,000 pre-1700 records, many with links to EEBO > estc.printprobability.org

    via https://x.com/print_and_prob/status/1724971683650351470

    @bookhistodons

    SJLahey , to bookhistodons
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    in &
    Happy birthday to…
    • Leonard Eugene Boyle, OP, OC (13 Nov 1923–1999), 🇮🇪 & 🇨🇦 medievalist & palaeographer, & 1st Irish & North American Prefect of the Vatican Library in Rome (1984–1997).
    • Martin Bodmer (13 Nov 1899–1971), Swiss bibliophile, scholar, book collector.

    And happy belated birthday to Wilfrid Voynich (12 Nov [O.S. 31 Oct] 1865–1930), Polish revolutionary, antiquarian, bibliophile of Voynich manuscript fame.
    @bookhistodons

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