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Ideal Copy: Petrucci's View of the Book, Its Character, Function, and Destination

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/9780195142075.003.0009
Ideal Copy: Petrucci's View of the Book, Its Character, Function, and Destination

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This chapter addresses one of the more thorny questions in the history of music printing, namely, the question of who was expected to buy the printed books. It examines what Ottaviano Petrucci and his employees did with the content of a book to make it useful and appealing. Thus, the chapter examines in-house decisions concerning matters such as format and layout, levels of responsibility about readings and accuracy, and some special features (for example, incomplete mass texts) found in the books. These help in the detection of Petrucci's view of the users of his book. Simply put, the chapter is about bibliographical and textual matters, reflecting Petrucci's attempts to make people like his books after they bought them.

Keywords: history; music; printing; Ottaviano Petrucci; in-house; format; layout; books

Chapter.  10253 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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