Ali 2 Stables at Portofino Equestrian Center, our premier equestrian center is a custom designed 22 stall barn with paddocks, pastures, large arenas, trails and a cross-country course. . Making available to our view a material history of early modern books that later practices of text collecting and transmission ignored, or worse, obliterated, Knight brilliantly challenges a set of widely held and long-cherished assumptions about reading practices, about the literature we read, and about. By examining works by Shakespeare, Spenser, Montaigne, and others, he dispels the notion of literary texts as static or closed, and instead demonstrates how the unsettled conventions of early print culture fostered an idea of books as interactive and malleable.
They were issued in loose sheets or temporarily stitchedleaving it to the purchaser or retailer to collect, configure, and bind them. In this early period of print, before the introduction of commercial binding, most published literary texts did not stand on shelves in discrete, standardized units.