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THE CONCEPT OF EDITING AS A BIBLIOLOGICAL DISCIPLINE IN THE WRITINGS OF LEON MARSZAŁEK (1912–1996)
Editorial topics have almost always been included in the field of book studies, but for a long time they were not subjects of systematic research. It was only in the second half of the 20th century, with a rapid development of the publishing market, that interest in editing grew considerably, leading to the emergence within bibliology of a set of questions called today bibliological editing as opposed to scholarly-historical and philological editing. A need to develop editing understood in this manner was noted by Leon Marszałek 1912–1996, an outstanding Polish publisher, editorin-chief of encyclopaedias and dictionaries at the Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe press, author of scholarly and expert publications in which he consistently popularised the idea of editing as a separate discipline practised as part of book studies, called for comprehensive research to be carried out in this area and attempted to formulate its curriculum. The article is an attempt to reconstruct the editorial concept presented in Marszałek’s most important theoretical works. The author discusses his views on the subject matter in question and the scope of editorial research, its aim, methodological basis as well as interdisciplinary links. It is worth recalling those views as an interesting point of reference for the reflection on the current state of bibliological editing and its status in contemporary books studies.