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© 2016 Matthew James Driscoll and Elena Pierazzo. Copyright of each individual chapter is maintained by the authors.

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Matthew James Driscoll and Elena Pierazzo (eds.), Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories and Practices. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2016.

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This book has been published with the generous support of the European Science Foundation.

This is the fourth volume of our Digital Humanities Series:

ISSN (Print): 2054-2410

ISSN (Online): 2054-2429

ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-238-7

ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-239-4

ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-78374-240-0

ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-78374-241-7

ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 978-1-78374-242-4

DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0095

Cover photo: (Upper) Edda Rhythmica seu Antiqvior, vulgo Sæmundina dicta, vol. I (Copenhagen, 1787), p. 53 with comments by Gunnar Pálsson (1714–1791). Image © Suzanne Reitz, CC BY 4.0. (Lower) Clive Darra, ‘Keyboard’ (2009). © Clive Darra, CC BY-SA 2.0

Cover design: Heidi Coburn

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