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The 1 occurrence of the name "Watt" (page 160) is changed to "Ahab" by printing... By Todd Van Buskirk
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The 1 occurrence of the name "Watt" (page 136) is changed to "Ahab" by printing "-Ahab" after the mention of "Watt," e.g., Watt-Ahab. The 512 occurrences of... More > the name “Ahab” are changed to “Watt” by printing “-Watt” after each mention of “Ahab,” e.g., Ahab- Watt. All 20 occurrences of the name “Ishmael” are changed to “Sam” by printing “-Sam” after each mention of “Ishmael,” e.g., Ishmael-Sam. Similarly, all 85 occurrences of the name “Moby Dick” are changed to “Mr. Knott” by printing “-Mr.” after each mention of “Moby” and “-Knott” after each mention of “Dick,” e.g., Moby-Mr. Dick-Knott. Finally, the 2 occurrences of the name “Herman Melville” are changed to “Samuel Beckett” by printing “-Samuel” after each mention of “Herman” and “-Beckett” after each mention of “Melville,” e.g., Herman-Samuel Melville-Beckett. (Note that "Watt-Ahab" now reads as "Watt-Ahab-Watt" on page 136.)< Less
"89+4" is a notation that indicates that the location of a Zapf Dingbat character (a drop-shadowed circle about 28 mm in diameter) is at the 4th line from the top... By Todd Van Buskirk
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"89+4" is a notation that indicates that the location of a Zapf Dingbat character (a drop-shadowed circle about 28 mm in diameter) is at the 4th line from the top of page 89.... More > "606-5" indicates that the Zapf Dingbat is at five lines from the bottom of page 606. (A minus sign instead of plus indicates the number of lines counted from the bottom of the indicated page or paragraph.) "138.4+3" indicates that "138" is the page number, "4" is the 4th paragraph which begins on that page and "3" indicates the 3rd line in the 4th paragraph. "428.0-4" indicates that "428" is the page number and "0" means the Zapf Dingbat is located in the paragraph begun on the preceding page (i.e. prior to the first indent on p. 428) and "-4" means the 4th line up from that paragraph. Other locations for the Zapf Dingbat are at 110-2, 213.2-8, 242.1+2, 300.1+10, 343+8, 425-15, 487-2, 520+4 and 555+14.< Less
There are unnecessary page numbers (on pages that are necessary) within the front matter, i.e., Roman numerals on (Page) i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi. There is another on (page) xii. After (page) xii there are more starting on page 1 and 2. Page numbers... By Todd Van Buskirk
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There are unnecessary page numbers (on pages that are necessary) within the front matter, i.e., Roman numerals on (Page) i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi. There is another on (page) xii. After (page) xii... More > there are more starting on page 1 and 2. Page numbers (on pages) 328, 329, 330 and 356 are also unnecessary. There is the unnecessary header "Backgrounds and Contexts" on pages 356, 357, and 469, with the unnecessary header "Criticism" on pages 475, 478, 479, 482, 483, 486, 487, 489, 493, 496, 497, 499, 501, 505, 520, 521, and 527. Page numbers (on pages) 471, 472, 478, 482, 486, 496, 520, 563 and 564 are all unnecessary.< Less
Two words, “yes” and “no,” are printed side-by-side with 1 space between them (e.g., “yes no” or “no yes”), no space between them (e.g., “yesno” or “noyes”), or 4 spaces or more between them... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Two words, “yes” and “no,” are printed side-by-side with 1 space between them (e.g., “yes no” or “no yes”), no space between them (e.g.,... More > “yesno” or “noyes”), or 4 spaces or more between them (e.g.,  “no    no     YES       YES”). “Yes” and “no” are combined three times or more to make a word, e.g., “yesnoyesnoyesnos”) with a combination of small and large caps, e.g., “YESnoYESYESnoyesnoyes.” Military times and years are incorporated throughout “yes” and “no” (e.g., “‪23:40‬, 17 YES  yes2005,” “‪17:19‬, 19 YESNO 2005” or "YES 1940s”) and Symbols are incorporated throughout “yes” and no” (e.g., “no |(YES)]]” or “==NO  yesnoyesnoyesnoyes==”).< Less
Starting on page 1 (a page with the page number printed on the top-center of the page) found directly after page 219 (a page with the page number printed on the bottom-center of the page) there are 371 scanned pages of Psalmanazar's... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Starting on page 1 (a page with the page number printed on the top-center of the page) found directly after page 219 (a page with the page number printed on the bottom-center of the page) there are... More > 371 scanned pages of Psalmanazar's "Description of Formosa," (with page numbers printed on the top-center of the page). 355 out of those 371 pages have images of printed texts on them and pages 1, 82, 83, 106, 115, 122, 143, 144, 147, 148, 149, 152, 153, 158, 194, 201-203, and 371 have images of illustrations on them. Optical Character Recognition is made to interpret and convert the 355 images of printed text into 214 pages of machine-encoded text (printed on pages with page numbers printed on the bottom-center of the page). The converted 214 pages of machine-encoded text contain a total of 100,918 words.< Less
There are four leaves with the name “Anna” printed on the even (or recto) side and the name “Monica” printed on the odd (or verso) side. The four leaves in question are pages 10 and 11, 122 and 123, 320 and 321, and 410 and 411... By Todd Van Buskirk
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There are four leaves with the name “Anna” printed on the even (or recto) side and the name “Monica” printed on the odd (or verso) side. The four leaves in question are pages... More > 10 and 11, 122 and 123, 320 and 321, and 410 and 411. Each leaf is an indication of a block of time. Page 10 (Anna) signifies that we’re 10 minutes into the film. Page 122 (Anna) signifies that we’re 122 minutes into the film. Page 320 (Anna) signifies that we’re 320 minutes into the film. Page 410 (Anna) signifies that we’re 410 minutes into the film. Alternatively, page 11 (Monica) signifies that we’re 11 minutes into the film. Page 123 (Monica) signifies that we’re 123 minutes into the film. Page 321 (Monica) signifies that we’re 321 minutes into the film. Page 411 (Monica) signifies that we’re 411 minutes into the film.< Less
There is preview of 68 of the novel's 318 pages on pages 7 to 74. At the back of the book on pages 305 and 306 there is a two-page advertisement that is followed by 9 pages of wide ruled paper with a column to add a subscriber name, residence and type... By Todd Van Buskirk
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There is preview of 68 of the novel's 318 pages on pages 7 to 74. At the back of the book on pages 305 and 306 there is a two-page advertisement that is followed by 9 pages of wide ruled paper with a... More > column to add a subscriber name, residence and type of binding. Five subscribers list their name, residence and the type of binding they desire on page 315. The Leaf that contains pages 281-82 shows the rare conjugate of Kemble’s illustration with the “curved” pant-fly (prior to defacement) on page 281 with the famous defacement version on page 282.< Less
There are two pages that are marked with the number “132” at the bottom center of a page. The second page 132 (or “old” page 132) is located on the verso of the first (or “new”) page 132. At the bottom of the first page 132 (at the center)... By Todd Van Buskirk
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There are two pages that are marked with the number “132” at the bottom center of a page. The second page 132 (or “old” page 132) is located on the verso of the first (or... More > “new”) page 132. At the bottom of the first page 132 (at the center) the word “New” is placed within parentheses to the right of the number 132. At the bottom of the second page 132 (at the center) the word “Old” is placed within parentheses to the right of the number 132.< Less
“I promise there are two pages between pages 34 and 37. They promise there are ten pages between pages 122 and 133. She promises there are twenty-four pages between pages 201 and 226. He promises there are fifty-one pages between pages 423 and 475... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Recognition of the significance of speech acts has illuminated the ability of language to do other things than describe reality. In the process the boundaries among the philosophy of language, the... More > philosophy of action, aesthetics, the philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and ethics have become less sharp. In addition, an appreciation of speech acts has helped lay bare a normative structure implicit in linguistic practice, including even that part of this practice concerned with describing reality. Austin famously claimed that performatives are not statements (1962, p. 6). This may be taken either as the claim that performative sentences, even those in the indicative grammatical mood, lack truth value; or instead as the claim that utterances of performative sentences, even when such sentences have truth value, are not assertions...< Less
There are 571 numbered pages and the page numbering starts on page 8 Centered within the Footer (the first 8 pages are unnumbered). By Todd Van Buskirk
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There are 571 numbered pages and the page numbering starts on page 8 Centered within the Footer (the first 8 pages are unnumbered).