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Slips, Strips, and Scraps: Scholarly Notes

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... for the production of small books, which can be recognized by their uneven pages (Figure 94) and translucent patches (see Figure 4), the scraps were particularly popular for note-taking.For the use of offcuts, see Kwakkel, “Discarded...

Second-Hand Books Before Print

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... in Kwakkel, “Commercial Organisation and Economic Innovation,” pp. 176–77. It also shows that the texts they contain—Macrobius’s commentary on Cicero’s Dream of Scipio (Figure 113) and excerpts from Priscian (Figure 114)— remained valuable,...

Where are the Scriptoria?

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... to have been separated from the local monks.An inventory of monastic regulations is found in Kwakkel, “Dit sijn die Dietsche boeke,” p. 36; cases from the twelfth century are available in Gullick, “Professional Scribes.” A similar scenario...

Manuscripts on the Move

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... the Dutch “scout” (fault) was glossed with the German “schult.”Kwakkel, “Dit sijn die Dietsche boeke,” pp. 184–86. The German reader probably knew Dutch quite well (there are not many German equivalents found in the margins...

The Last Page Of The Manuscript

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... group of people.Kwakkel, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Collection of pen trials, fifteenth century. Leiden, UB, BPL 3327:22, fol. 1v. Photo by the author. Some flyleaves contain only a few pen trials, while others attracted quite a number...

Drawing With Words

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Lindisfarne Gospels, incipit to Gospel of Matthew, ca. 710-721. London,BL, Cotton Nero D.IV, fol. 27r. CC0 1.0 Universal. Source: .www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts.This chapter introduces a very different iconographical tradition...

Hugging A Manuscript

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Clasp, fifteenth century. Leiden, UB, BPL 2579. Photo by the author.We will linger for a while longer in the world of the bookbinding. Wooden boards and leather covers are not the only components of a medieval binding. Sometimes readers...

Destroying Medieval Books (and Why That’s Useful)

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... is available in the National and University Library of Iceland’s handrit.is repository, at https://handrit.is/en/manuscript/view/AM04-0666-b. An image is located at Kwakkel, “A love story hidden in a hat,” Erik Kwakkel (Tumblr blog),...

Mary Had A Little Book

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Annunciation scene, ca. 1250. Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, W.34, fol. 31v. CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: .www.thedigitalwalters.org.Having explored in the previous chapters how the outside of the manuscript was enhanced, it is now time to turn...

Speech Bubbles

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Man holding banderol, ca. 1205-1210. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 66, fol. 56r. Public domain.Source: www.getty.edu/about/whatwedo/opencontent.html.Even more so than before, the decoration style in this chapter blends...