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Definitions: chapbook and fascicle



Glaister's Encyclopedia of the Book (latest edition, Oak Knoll, 1996) is a
real good place to find this information.

Glaister has a relatively long article on chapbook, six paragraphs.  The
first sentence of the article reads: "Chapbook: a paper-covered booklet,
costing a penny or so, as sold by travelling hawkers (chapmen) who included
bundles of them with the buttons, threads, laces and so on which they
carried from village to village."

Glaister's definition of fascicle, which he spells "fascicule", is brief:
"a single number of a work published in installments.  Also called fascicle
or fasciculus."


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