Cancelled errata in John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman

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The preliminaries in the first volume of Thomas Cogan s John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman (1776) contain a frill-page cancel Errata a cancellans listing fifteen corrections to the text. This Errata replaces a shorter errata text that listed only five corrections. A cancelled Errata is relatively unusual; full-page cancellation is even more so. While it appears likely that the care taken in preparing a list of printing errors would be reflected in printing that list, there is no reason to suppose that an errata list is, in fact, more likely to be free from compositor error than any other printed matter. However, since the errata is printed last, there is rarely either a reason to expand it or an opportunity to do so.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115 - 121
Number of pages7
JournalScript & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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