Chapter

Problems of Chronology: Editions and Impressions, Cancels and Sophisticated Copies

Stanley Boorman

in Ottaviano Petrucci

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195142075
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0006
Problems of Chronology: Editions and Impressions, Cancels and Sophisticated Copies

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Musicology and Music History

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter offers a complex bibliographical history of Ottaviano Petrucci's work. It seeks to bring a semblance of order to the chaos. It presents the evidence for detecting “hidden” editions, impressions of parts of a book, and cancel leaves and sheets. It also demonstrates the possibilities that exist for arranging these (often newly reported) printings in chronological order. The simplest means of detecting new editions or impressions is to compare each page of every copy of a title with the same page of every other copy. Petrucci was unable to keep type standing after he had seen a forme through the press. The type was needed for the pages that were to be set up next. Therefore, each new printing must have been started from scratch, and every detail of the text would have been set up again.

Keywords: Ottaviano Petrucci; new editions; impressions; book; cancel leaves; printing

Chapter.  9113 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.