Andrew R. Walkling is associate professor of Early Modern Studies at Binghamton University and a short-term Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellow at The Huntington.

An Ingeniously Printed Book of Songs

Examining a real book up close can tell us things that a microfilmed or black-and-white online image of the object doesn’t show. Scholars often discover interesting information by inspecting a book’s watermarks, paper stocks, or bindings. A good example of this is a fascinating booklet dating from 1685 called A … Continue reading