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The main reason for publishers preferring endnotes over footnotes is financial: Many university presses now more or less require endnotes, since typesetting notes at the bottom of the page requi …
answered Jun 6 '18 by Lars Bosteen
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This question is rather broad so this is no more than an overview of the period 1640 to 1850 with a few specific examples. The short answer is books were most commonly organized on shelves by a one o …
answered Mar 25 by Lars Bosteen