“Filthy talk, p. 2” handwritten indexes in early modern printed books | University of Oxford

“Filthy talk, p. 2” handwritten indexes in early modern printed books

Dennis Duncan
17:15
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG

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What can we learn by looking at a particular type of reader annotation – the personal index, handwritten on the flyleaf of a printed book? This talk looks at how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers indexed their books, the methods they used, and the subjects they wanted to return to.