What is authorial philology?

According to Dante Isella’s description, authorial philology is a specific branch of philology related to the study of the variants introduced by authors on their own manuscripts or print editions. Only recently this particular kind of philology has been recognized as a subject in its own right, different from traditional philology (or philology of the copy, which studies transmission variants), with its own history and methods, capable of providing refined research tools and a deeper knowledge of specific texts through the analysis of their internal development, thus reaching fundamental critical results.

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