Archival note

During the publishing process, several sets of Wörterbuch page proofs were produced in early 1926 that contain copious editing and correction marks in at least two hands. Based on the handwriting and script, it is likely that neither hand is Wittgenstein’s own, but more likely belong to editors at the Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky Verlag. The suggested edits are handwritten in Kurrent script and are inserted over a typeset print of word entries that appear in three columns per page. The proof pages also contain inked stamps that indicate the item’s status in the production process, including one stamp on the first page of each octavo ream that bears the name of the publishing company’s director, Adolf Holzhausen. The large number of suggested insertions, deletions, and corrections reveal the process by which the Wörterbuch was shaped.