Thursday, October 15th, 2015...12:15 pm

“The Study of Books by a Scholar of Matchless Authority”

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G. Thomas Tanselle delivered the 100th George Parker Winship Lecture on 1 April 2014 at Harvard University.  “A Bibliographer’s Creed” was published afterwards in Volume 25, Number 1 of the Harvard Library Bulletin.  It was also “handsomely republished” in the same year and this publication has been noticed recently in The Book Collector 64.3 (2015), 362-363, where it is described as “the distillation of a lifetime’s experience in the study of books by a scholar of matchless authority.”  The review continues: “the richness of the argument will provide stimulus to all students of bibliography, but, even more, it is a book to be read for pleasure by anyone interested in the book and its history; Tanselle’s lapidary prose has its own delights.”
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This post was contributed by William P. Stoneman, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts.

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