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LITERATURE AND ARTIFACTS. G. Thomas Tanselle.

LITERATURE AND ARTIFACTS.

Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, (1998). 8vo. cloth. xvii, 355 pages. First edition. Fifteen essays exploring the interconnections between verbal works and the physical objects (primarily manuscripts and printed books) that transmit them. Divided into five groups with such chapters as "Libraries, Museums, and Reading," "The Latest Forms of Book-Burning," "A Description of Descriptive Bibliography," "Books, Canons, and the Nature of Dispute," and "Printing History and Other History." READ MORE

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Preface                                                      ix

I
Libraries, Museums, and Reading (1991)                        3
Bibliographers and the Library (1977)                        24
The History of Books as a Field of Study (1981)              41

II
Reproductions and Scholarship (1989)                         59
The Latest Forms of Book-Burning (1993)                      89
The Future of Primary Records (1996)                         96

III
A Description of Descriptive Bibliography (1992)            127
The Recording of American Books and the British
  Bibliographical Tradition (1985)                          157
Enumerative Bibliography and the Physical Book (1993)       186

IV
Textual Criticism and Deconstruction (1990)                 203
Editing without a Copy-Text (1994)                          236
Critical Editions, Hypertexts, and Genetic
  Criticism (1995)                                          258

V
Books, Canons, and the Nature of Dispute (1992)             275
Analytical Bibliography and Printing History (1981)         291
Printing History and Other History (1995)                   307

Appendix
  Statement on the role of books and manuscripts in
    the electronic age, delivered at the fiftieth-
    anniversary symposium of the Houghton Library,
    11 September 1992                                       331
  "Statement on the Significance of Primary Records,"
    adopted by the Executive Council of the Modern
    Language Association of America, 19 May 1995            335

Index                                                       339