Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mastrius Volumes for Sale

On Amazon. They are print-on-demand, so most likely have been scanned from microfilm. You can't tell how well unless you buy one. I ILL'd a reprint of an 18th c. dispute on the formal distinction that showed up on amazon, and found that while most of it was readable, there were some completely unreadable pages. So be warned.

The reprint company is Nabu Press, regarding which see here.


Matthew Guertin said...

There aren't any critical editions of Mastrius' work out. There, are there?

Lee Faber said...

There's no need. His books went straight to the press and were published several times during his lifetime, giving him time to correct them. There is no surviving manuscript material as far as I know. A critical edition of Mastri would be like those of Hume: change the tall "s"'s to modern s's, etc. If you dig into the Mastri literature, there is a print run they prefer, but I think it is only the last one in the author's life time.

Matthew Guertin said...

Okay, thanks.