The Early Modern Commons

Aaron T. Pratt - Scholar & Bookseller

Recent Posts

Paper Pitfalls

30 May 2021

The other day, I presented to a group of The Bibliographical Society of America‘s very generous donors about four copies of the earliest known quarto edition of Christopher Marlowe’s...

Sometimes You Want Your Blank Blank

2 April 2020

From the outside, this looks like a standard parchment binding. As the inscription on the cover indicates, it brings together two different titles. Yes, it’s what book types call...

The Trouble with Translation (w/ Errata)

28 June 2018

2011 marked the quadricentennial of the King James Bible’s first edition, and it saw the publication of entirely too many books and essays on English Bibles. For one of these,...

Shakespeare, The Book

23 August 2016

“Shakespeare, The Book” will be held at Trinity University in San Antonio on Friday, September 30th. It will meet in the Special Collections space in Trinity’s Coates...