Bound to History: ‘The Past, Present and Future of the Book’ (Chronicle of Higher Education)

First edition of "Evangeline," part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives rare-books collection. The author inscribed the book to his cousin Anne Sophie Longfellow. Image: Chronicle of Higher Education/Karsten Moran '05.

First edition of "Evangeline," part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives rare-books collection. The author inscribed the book to his cousin Anne Sophie Longfellow. Image: Chronicle of Higher Education/Karsten Moran '05.

 

A thoughtful examination of the dominance of books as we know them is conveyed by McGill University professor Andrew Piper in a Chronicle of Higher Education opinion piece that is illustrated with an image of a first edition copy of Henry Wadworth Longfellow’s Evangeline, part of the rare books collection within the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives.

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