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  • Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:37:13    Permalink
    Redefining the Rare Book: An Interview on Andrew Stauffer's Book Traces

    What makes a book rare? Can books have afterlives? And when might markings and ephemera in well-loved texts actually increase the worth of the object? Andrew Stauffer's new book, Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers the Future of the Library (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), investigates the personal and collective narratives that arise out of nineteenth-century library books in circulation at varied institutions.

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