October 9 - UVic Bookstore

Only one book, but a gem, I think:
  • Chuck Zerby, The Devil's Details: A History of Footnotes ($9.50)
At least one footnote on almost every page, and it looks like serious fun. One of Zerby's heroes is Pierre Bayle, whose nine pages on Virgil in The Dictionary, Historical and Critical, include 44 lines of text, 1,144 footnotes, and 109 margin notes. No, those aren't typos -- and this Bayle character is my kind of guy!


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