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The Mystery of the Silkworm: Conversations in the Reading Room and Beyond
I Found it at the JCB (2012)
  • Janice Neri, Boise State University
  • Danielle Skeehan, Northeastern University
Abstract
It was a classic tale of "who done it"—someone had violated the pages of a seventeenth-century atlas at the John Carter Brown Library, and in July 2012 two scholars set out to discover who that "who" was. The suspects had recorded—and illustrated—what appears to be a conversation about silkworms in the margins of a 1635 edition of Gerhard Mercator’s Atlas; or, A geographicke description of the world. Upon further investigation it became clear that where one text ended, another began.
Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Janice Neri and Danielle Skeehan. "The Mystery of the Silkworm: Conversations in the Reading Room and Beyond" I Found it at the JCB (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janice_neri/12/