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Friday, August 08, 2008


A live post, while I'm watching the start of the Games on my laptop -- the whole thing collapsed into 12 inches. But it's the history of the book! Manuscript to print! A scroll! A codex! The ridiculous BBC commentator is now talking about the history of movable type! History of the Book MAs won't know what has hit them: 6 billion watching. And -- hang on -- my god -- is that Peter Beal strolling nonchalantly out to the middle of the field? Peter Beal, with his new A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450 to 2000 tucked under his arm ...

  • At 8/10/2008 07:48:00 PM, Blogger Pamphilia wrote…

    Thanks for keeping the flame going, Bardolph.

    I nominated you all for a virtual blog award, though I fear the process might turn out to be more like a chain letter thingy than an award.

    Did they have early modern chain letters?


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