Did Anderson's Book Have Blank Pages at the End of It?
I'm just wondering because the book that I am currently reading (not Anderson's book) has three blank pages at the end. I just did a quick random search of some other hardback books and it seems to vary from no blank pages to one or two.
Now this could be a completely irrelevant subject but you have to wonder if Swanson wanted to elaborate on the marginalia and he had blank pages available to him why did he not make use of them?
Perhaps because, as in other maginalia he wrote, Swanson tended to be brief.
With the Anderson marginalia I recall he did continue at the end of the book on a blank page.
He was writing for his own amusement, there is no obvious intention that the jottings should be published or shown to anyone else (they were not) and the marginalia are complete in that as written they make sense and come to a conclusion (the name of the suspect) which is logical and flows from the original text.
As DSS knew the facts and what he was writing why would he need to add more?
In my experience, high quality, hardback late Victorian books would almost ALWAYS have had blank pages at front and rear.
I have come across cheap editions and paperbacks from the period which fill up space and covers with adverts, but I am pretty sure pictures of Anderson's book show blank pages.