Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England
William H. Sherman
288 pages | 6 x 9 | 36 illus.
Cloth 2007 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4043-6 | $45.00 | £29.50
Paper 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2084-1 | $19.95 | £13.00
A volume in the Material Texts series
"Sherman's work is indispensable, offering and demanding a complete revision of standard notions of reading in favor of a much more capacious concept of the 'use' of books before the modern era. . . . An essential book."–Stephen Orgel, Stanford University
Based on a survey of early printed books, Used Books describes what readers wrote in and around their books and what we can learn from these marks by using the tools of archaeologists as well as historians and literary critics.
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