[glibrary] Request: checking some punctuation in Emerson's Conduct of Life (1876)
sly at victoria.tc.ca
Tue Dec 20 22:46:07 PST 2005
My library does not have that particular title. However, it does have
a number of editions of collected works of Emerson. (as you would
probably expect from any research library.)
With a little more context, I could look up those spots in one of
those collected editions.
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Wally Thompson wrote:
> I'm working on Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'The Conduct of Life' as published in
> 1876 by James R. Osgood and Company.
> I harvested the images from Google Print, though they now seem to have
> disappeared from Google's site. The images were made from a copy at Harvard
> College Widener Library: they appear to have two copies:
> Punctuation marks are not always clear or have sometimes dropped out on the
> images. I was wondering if someone could check the following against a paper
> copy of the 1876 edition:
> verso (line 3): Is there a period after 'Massachusetts'?
> TOC (line 2): Is there a period after 'Page'?
> page -1 (line 4): Is there a semicolon after 'bare'?
> page -1 (line -1): Is there a period after 'creates'?
> page 12 (line 11): Is there a semicolon after 'slate'?
> page 58 (line 6): Is 'baby jumper' hyphenated?
> page 74 (line 4): Is there a semicolon after 'nature'?
> page 179 (footnote): Is there a period after 'worms'?
> page 245 (line 10): Is there a semicolon after 'wave'?
> wally.thompson at gmail.com
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