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" An almost innumerable number of theatre plays " The Estimation of Editions on the Basis of Retrieved Copies : Printed Programmes of Jesuit Theatre Plays in the Provincia Flandro-Belgica ( before 1773 )

@inproceedings{Proot2013AA,
  title={" An almost innumerable number of theatre plays " The Estimation of Editions on the Basis of Retrieved Copies : Printed Programmes of Jesuit Theatre Plays in the Provincia Flandro-Belgica ( before 1773 )},
  author={G. Proot and Leo Egghe},
  year={2013}
}
This contribution deals with the question how to estimate the number of ever-existed editions of printed texts on the basis of retrieved copies. This issue will be explained by means of a concrete case: the printed theatre programmes of the Jesuits in the Provincia Flandro-Belgica before the suppression of the order in 1773. In general terms, this article offers a mathematical method to estimate the total production of multi-copy artefacts on the basis of retrieved copies. First, we will… 

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