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Literary studies cannot neglect the study of books, the physical objects through which literary texts are transmitted. Book form is especially relevant to the literature of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, which saw the crucial shift from manuscript to print in Western Europe. This book examines manuscripts and printed editions of three major French writers of this key period: Jean Molinet, Jean Lemaire de Belges and Jean Bouchet. It analyzes presentational features which influence the reading of poems, such as layout, illustration, anthologization and paratext, and demonstrates how the development of these features reflects a gradual change in the ways in which literary self-consciousness is manifested.
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|1||Manuscripts of Molinet's Poetry||17|
|2||Editions of Molinet's Poetry||55|
|3||Manuscripts of Lemaire's Poetry||91|
|4||Editions of Lemaire's Poetry||121|