Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: NEW THREAD
- From: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...>
>> A most rational, innovative and (to me) heretofore unknown rationale! Onthe
>> other hand, Fust in Paris, before he died of the plague, was accused ofBy purporting to sell something which it was not. To wit, a manuscript that
>> counterfeiting manuscripts.
> Thought he was on a selling trip. How do you counterfeit a manuscript?
was in fact mechanically rather than manually reproduced. Least, that's what
I've read in the books...
>Think counterfeiting was something that came along with printing.Manuscript (as with other biological cum mechanical processes) is a form of
> Reproduction and all.
reproduction, IMO <gd&r!>
>>>Most of the copies of B42 were sold to the ChurchVery interesting point!
>>This is a very important point, to contradict those who ascribe printing's
>>success solely to the Reformation.
>Think its success was more due to the fact that it escaped the Mainz
>authority "by which means it took further wing."
>Lot of roads to follow, bud.Agreed. That's why we're init.