The Early Modern Commons

Aaron T. Pratt - Scholar & Bookseller

Recent Posts

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...

Stab-Stitching in The Library

18 September 2015

I am the guy who works on stab-stitching in the early modern English book trade. For roughly two years, I was frankly obsessed with it, and my research into this material practice has...