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Is it correct and idiomatic in English to call a book with marginalia a commented book? Or is it better to call it an annotated book? Or maybe both versions sound really odd and it is better to refer to it just a book with marginalia?

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    What type of marginalia do you mean? Medieval? By the author? Strictly on the margins? Made by hand by a previous owner? Published with annotations?
    – dubious
    Commented Jul 9 at 10:52
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    There are a lot of Google hits for "annotated book" so you can see if any of them match the sort of thing you're thinking of.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jul 9 at 11:50
  • @dubious "Medieval? By the author?" No, mine. "Strictly on the margins?" - Not strictly; for example, between lines.
    – jsx97
    Commented Jul 9 at 14:13
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    Annotation usually refers to a relatively formal process where a new edition of the book is published with commentary added. If someone has scribbled notes in the margins of a physical book, that would not be called annotation.
    – Barmar
    Commented Jul 9 at 15:27
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    '... I've added a lot of comments in the margins to most of them,' is in natural English. Commented Jul 9 at 16:46

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