Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyBook Collecting Basics: What is Collation?

  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:00:00    Permalink
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    The study of Shakespeare has, historically, thrived off of small inconsistencies in the great playwright’s printed editions. When you pick up a Folger edition of the Bard’s work and find that your favorite soliloquy out of the Pelican Shakespeare is ever so slightly altered, you experience the fruits of a literary labor that is as much a science as it is an art. The foundation of this science is called collation. 

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