Michael Durrant
Old Books, New Beginnings: Recovering Lost Pages

Early modern (c. 1500-1700) printed books were routinely ‘reshaped in the process of transmission’, and, as a result, there might be many different ‘starting point[s]’ in the social lives of those objects, including, but also extending beyond, the originary scene of their manufacture and distribution.[1] After all, early modern printers ‘don’t print books’, but ‘sheets’, meaning…

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