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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Definition english
The original form of a book, story, or poem, as it was created by the author. Manuscripts can take many forms and can have many versions, or drafts. Dealers should be careful to determine the nature or priority of manuscripts that they offer for sale, although this isn’t always so easy, especially with the advent of computer generated manuscripts. The most satisfying and least problematic manuscripts for collectors and dealers alike are those which exhibit work in the hand of the author – corrections, deletions, new passages inserted, or altered, etc.
Term french
Definition french
Texte écrit à la main. S’il est de la main même de l’auteur, il est dit « manuscrit autographe ». Il peut être enluminé.
Term danish
Manuskript, handskrift
Term dutch
Manuscript, handschrift
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Term swedish
Definition swedish
Handskriven eller på annat sätt utförd text efter vilken något skall tryckas.
Term german
Definition german
Die Originalfassung eines Werkes, noch vor der Drucklegung. Im eigentlichen Sinne das handschriftliche Manuskript, das allerdings, im Zeitalter zunächst von Schreibmaschine, dann von Computer, immer seltener wird.
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