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a. a book, document, etc., handwritten by its author; original manuscript; holograph
b. (as modifier): an autograph letter



(1) A handwritten inscription or signature.

(2) A handwritten author’s manuscript. Autographs form an important source for establishing the canonical (recognized as authentic) text of a work and are valuable material for studying the creative process of writers, scholars, and historical figures. The collection and custody of autographs is one of the functions of archives, libraries, and museums. In the USSR, manuscripts by K. Marx, F. Engels, V. I. Lenin, and several leaders of the CPSU are kept at the Central Party Archive of the CPSU Central Committee’s Institute of Marxism-Leninism. There are large collections of writers’ autographs at the V. I. Lenin State Library of the USSR and the State Literature Museum in Moscow, at the M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin State Public Library and the Institute of Russian Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Pushkin House) in Leningrad, and in many memorial museums.

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Indeed, one can argue that Levine's work is original insofar as it alters the nature of the representation from allographic to autographic in Goodman's terminology.
In consequence, Perez's allographic sequel will be the closest thing to an autographic sequel that readers can find.
Hotze financed several pamphlets in 1864 unrelated to black slavery, including: Sir Hugh Cairns's Alexandra Case; Vigilans, The Foreign Enlistment Acts of England and America: The "Alexandra" & the Rams; a facsimile of Dahlgren Papers (published in the Autographic Mirror); and Lord C.
The 1922 model boasted aluminium bodywork resplendent in 27 coats of paint and it included such unlikely extras as a gradient meter, a compass and a 1-A Junior Autographic Kodak camera
On the first page of the autographic code in the Vatican we find the original title: "Francisci Petrarche laureati poete Rerum vulgarium fragmenta.
Anyone who thinks that Goodman demonstrated that appealing to the way things look in order to show how things are is useless, or that painting has to be an autographic art, must meet Sibley's challenge.
Of the utmost value in these notes is the editor's successful deciphering and explanation of Ghezzi's scribbled autographic captions, which frame the bottoms of most drawings.
For Christmas 1925 his parents gave him a Kodak `Vest-pocket Autographic Special' which he took on his first visit to the European Alps the following summer.
In contrast to the disciplining of bodies by historically located discursive structures of power and knowledge, Kirby suggests that 'the example of the autographic skin witnesses an outside becoming an inside, an image real-ized, a body as its own historical and cultural context.
Craft emerged as a concept in the late nineteenth century as an anti-industrial ideology, which advocated returning skills to the hand and aestheticizing the autographic quality of nonuniform products-the handmade, the handwrought, the handsewn, the handspun, the handwoven, the handpainted.
But, Genette notes, allographic arts like the latter two, though they depend on performance or on reproduction through such things as the printing press for their execution, originate in the "ideal object of immanence," the result of the unique autographic act of writing a novel or composing a score (Immamnence 17).
The eight Americans on the expedition are still looking for Irvine - and for the two Kodak Autographic "vest pocket" cameras which could contain the proof that they reached the summit.