COMMONPLACE BOOKS: A HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Earle Havens.

COMMONPLACE BOOKS: A HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

  • (New Haven, CT): Yale University, 2001.
  • 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket.
  • 99 pages

Price: $17.50  other currencies

Order Nr. 99718

Exhibition catalogue portraying the collection of rare books and manuscripts that was displayed at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library from late July to September, 2001 The event was presented in two parts: (1) the meaning of "commonplace" and how it developed over the centuries and (2) how manuscripts were used in scholarly studies. Commonplace Books contains descriptions from titles such as the first modern history of commonplace books Polyhistor, literarius, philosophicus et practicus. Foreword by Stephen Parks.