Journal of Japan Society of Library and Information Science
Online ISSN : 2432-4027
Print ISSN : 1344-8668
ISSN-L : 1344-8668
Volume 46 , Issue 4
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  • Akiko WAKAMATSU
    Type: Article
    2001 Volume 46 Issue 4 Pages 143-158
    Published: April 30, 2001
    Released: May 04, 2017
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    Pierce Butler focused on the incubanula when he established the John M. Wing Foundation on the history of printing at the Newberry Library. The purpose of this paper is to interpret Butler's intention in building the incunabula collection by examining several aspects of his choices. Through examination of the classification in his incunabula catalogues and of his incunabula exhibition catalogues, two important characteristics of the incunabula collection are indicated as follows: (1) The process of the spread of printing in historical and geographical perspective. (2) The process of modern book-formation. Furthermore, it appears that Butler aimed to establish the incunabula collection as an expression of the diffusion of scholarship. It seems that Butler developed his thinking between book and culture during the Newberry's period.
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