A kindred spirit with my anonymous annotator
Great post! I love a manicule (actually any form of marginalia). I was recently thumbing through a heavily annotated book from a class in grad school and having one of those ‘damn, did I really read this so closely’ moments, when I read a note I’d made to myself and it all came rushing back. Yes, marginalia is profoundly personal - but if a scholar can use it to discover the previously unknown about the writer, well done!
Dubito! Such great marginalia. And wow! Great minds think alike, apparently. Loved this post! Now I’m going to get lost in Dee’s marginalia for a while:)
A fascinating post!