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Copper plates research at the Bodleian Library: the Rawlinson plates

This post by Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Chiara Betti, who is examining the Rawlinson collection of copper plates at the Bodleian Library, is re-blogged from the St John’s College, Oxford, blog where you can read the full text. In 1756 the University of Oxford and St John’s College received one of their most significant bequests ever … Continue reading Copper plates research at the Bodleian Library: the Rawlinson plates

Upside-down illustration on Canto 3 in the Bodleian's copy, Auct. 2Q 1.11, of the 1481 Florence edition of Dante's Comedia

A virtual tour of Dante 1481 in multiple copies

A film of the event on 4 May 2021 is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pFvGSRzuQA Although the invention of printing seemed to promise a stream of identical copies from the press, scholars of early printing are well aware that this was not always the result. Stop-press changes and accidents in the press account for minor or sometimes … Continue reading A virtual tour of Dante 1481 in multiple copies


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