Twenty-Five Years of Book Collecting: A Look Back and a Look Forward - This is a talk I gave at the Book Lovers' and Texana Collectors' Breakfast, March 6, 2015, Texas State Historical Association Meeting, Corpus Christi. A r...
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Any infraction of the above-mentioned rules, or mutilation of this sticker, shall subject one to an Honor Court investigation with such penalty as may suit the discretion of the Honor Court.Sounds pretty serious, this signature business. And the "penalty as may suit discretion of the Honor Court" left the punishment wide open. Probation, expulsion, public ridicule... How severe a punishment should be meted out for failing to sign a label?
Bookstores and students are warned not to buy a book carrying irregular signatures.How would a student know if another student's signature was irregular? How many students pay close attention to their fellow students' signatures? And did an LSU student ever report a textbook to LSU's Honor Court on suspicion of an irregular signature? I'd bet against it.