Oct 25, 2022

Minutes at the Royal Society as evidence of publication

The Royal Society documented their own publication activities if you know how to look

Oct 18, 2022

Abridgments of the Transactions at the Royal Society

The abridgments presented by Fellows to the Society have exceptional evidential value

Oct 10, 2022

Sources of the Philosophical Transactions at US-icu

The Transactions as a emblem of cooperation and sharing

Oct 3, 2022

Using addition for multiplication

Sometimes even printers are out of sorts

Sep 26, 2022

More volumes of the Transactions from the Calvary bookshop

The Calvary bookshop sent a first batch of Transactions and then a second

Sep 21, 2022

A Royal Society book at US-icu

Spreading knowledge by selling books

Sep 19, 2022

Circulating copies of the Transactions from the Calvary bookshop

The Calvary bookshop’s stock continued to accrue history as it was used

Sep 14, 2022

What is that proofreading mark at US-icu?

The pages spread out show how this object was used and an odd mark

Sep 12, 2022

The the Calvary bookshop’s copy of the Transactions

The simple reason for a nineteenth-century German binding to be in Chicago

Sep 7, 2022

Two kinds of correction at US-icu

Distinguishing corrector’s proofs from reader’s corrections in the Transactions

Sep 5, 2022

The accessions at US-icu in 1892

The accession logbook for Lowthorp’s abridgment uncovers a number of mysteries all at once

Aug 30, 2022

Volumes of abridgments of the Transactions at US-icu

Making sense of a binding by looking at several volumes

Aug 23, 2022

Guide numbers on the plates of Lowthorp’s abridgment

Guide letters on an illustrated plate explain the history of the engraving

Aug 16, 2022

Lowthorp’s abridgment at US-icu

Examining the features of a particular copy of the abridgment of the Philosophical Transactions at the University of Chicago Library Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center

Jun 28, 2022

Commonplacing as banking

Seventeenth century antiquarians engaged in commonplacing following accounting principles.

Jun 20, 2022

Making tools as thinking

Making our own tools can helps us to ask the right questions.

Jun 8, 2022

ESTC records as evidence

Reading thousands of ESTC records to answer questions about the history of printing.

Jun 6, 2022

Printing evidence at the Royal Society

Describing and interpreting printing evidence at the Royal Society, among it abridgments and orders.

Jan 7, 2022

Indigenous peoples contributions to early natural history

A talk from MLA 2022, I try to understand a bibliographical methodology that enables us to recover the contributions of indigenous people to the Philosophical Transactions

Jun 16, 2021

Proper to be bound up therewith

A talk from SHARP on especially suggestive binding instructions.

May 25, 2021

Editing for submerged voices

Using archival and printed evidence to recover submerged voices within our historical record.

Aug 26, 2020

Basic bibliographical observation

I think of bibliography as primarily a method, rather than an aim.

May 25, 2017

Visualizing paper evidence

When we look at books through digital screens, we can sometimes see more with the careful use of visualizations.