apparatus (integral)

The proposal that the text be marked and an apparatus of suggested emendations be provided under the text responds to the consensus that text and apparatus in modern edition form, or should form, an integrated whole. Yet users tend not to consult the apparatus to the extent that each editor considers absolutely necessary even just for the due use of the edited text. Markings in the text and the emendation apparatus cancel again the spatial and factual separation of text and apparatus that had become necessary because of the wealth of material of authorized versions which needed to be coped with, but which had also encouraged the delusion that the edited text was an objective entity that one could use as a stable basis for further research.

(Zeller 1995, 41)

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