By Joseph A. Dane
"As bibliographers or e-book historians, we practice our paintings via altering the functionality of the gadgets we research. We hardly decide up an Aldine variation to learn one of many classical texts it comprises. . . . Print tradition, less than this proposal, isn't a medium for writing or suggestion yet a old item of analysis; our bibliographical box, our personal concoction, turns into the genuine referent of the items we outline as its foundation."—From the Introduction
What is a e-book within the learn of print tradition? For the coed of fabric texts, it's not just a singular replica wearing the original lines of printing and protection efforts, or an variation, repeated and repeatable, or a car for concepts to be abstracted from the actual reproduction. but if the bibliographer situates a ebook reproduction in the equipment of publication background, Joseph A. Dane contends, it's the identified set of assumptions which govern the self-discipline that bibliographic arguments privilege, repeat, or problem. "Book history," he writes, "is us."
In Blind Impressions, Dane reexamines the sector of fabric ebook historical past via wondering its most elementary assumptions and definitions. How is print outlined? What are the bounds of printing background? What constitutes proof? His concluding part takes shape as a chain of brief reviews in topic and version, contemplating such concerns as two-color printing, the composing stick utilized by hand-press printers, the bibliographical prestige of booklet fragments, and the functionality of scholarly representation within the electronic Age. Meticulously exact, deeply realized, and infrequently contrarian, Blind Impressions is a bracing critique of how students outline and resolve problems.
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