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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 134–158.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Ashley Cataldo Throughout the eighteenth century, the oblong octavo format had a specific variety of uses. Held horizontally, oblong books were almost exclusively used for printed and manuscript music, and printed music books frequently contain manuscript additions by amateur musicians, as well...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Reproduced from D. W. Krummell, “Oblong Format in Early Music in Early Music Books,” The Library 26 (1971): 312–24; the illustration is on 317. Courtesy of the Oxford University Press. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
... the material forms of manuscript books may embody and even determine the textual productions of the communities in which they are embedded. Here Ashley Cataldo examines how the “oblong book,” a small, rectangular-shaped notebook folded and bound along its short edge, appears to “script” its most common uses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
...’ and Dezallier's Recueils ,” in Prints in Translation, 1450–1750: Image, Materiality, Space, ed. Suzanne Karr Schmidt and Edward H. Wouk (London: Routledge, 2017), 136–57; Noël Riley, The Accomplished Lady: A History of Genteel Pursuits, ca. 1660–1860 (Leeds: Oblong, 2017); Arlene Leis, “Cutting, Arranging...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of the first quality and texture, in Imperial or oblong Quarto; to which will be prefixed Dr. Aikin’s ingenious Essay upon the Plan and Character of the Poem.” The publisher further noted: “Each Number will contain, as nearly as can be calculated, Fifteen Sheets of  Letterpress; Three large Engravings...