Re: Gutenberg, again
Thanks for this. I'd been receiving the digest but as of late have
rarely looked at it. I am definitely very interested in the
Needham-Blaise Aguera y Aracas work. There are far too many pat
assumptions that have been made about these early types that don't
quite fit well. Certainly the possibility of experimental and
alternative casting techniques that may very well have been employed
in the earliest years of Western printing should not be ignored
> There's an interesting and often well-informed discussion ofGutenberg and
> the Paul Needham-Blaise Aguera y Aracas research on Gutenberg's typegoing
> on right now on Exlibris, the Rare Book and Special Collectionlistserv.
> The March 2003 archives of Exlibris are accessible here:http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/exlibris/2004/03/msg00116.html
> In particular, I recommend Paul Nash's post, here:
> Nash, notably, cites the article printing the evidence:
> * Blaise Aguera y Araca essay in _Incunabula and their readers_
> Kristian Jensen, British Library, 2003) [Co-published Oak Knoll]
> He also mentions citations to other articles.
> Good reading!
> Paul Romaine