Speaking of marginalia, Stephen Collis's book Through Words of Others: Susan Howe and Anarcho-Scholasticism has a nice example of marginal commentary on its cover:

The text on the bottom of the cover is from Charles Olson's copy of Emily Dickinson's collected letters. Dickinson has written: "Meeting a bird this morning, I begun to flee." Olson has underlined most of that, and the comment on the top is simply: "She fled a bird". Excuse my poor Photo Booth–ing, but I want to make sure you can see Olson's fancy "f":



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