Re: [bookartsconnection] Gutenberg Bibles online
- Hi Jill:
Thank you for all the fine touches you send in the
e-mail. I was one of those fortunate enough to have
visited the Gutenburg Museum in Mainz, Germany. The
Texas project site visit brought back many fine
memories. In my mind, I could almost visit each of the
three floors of presses, books, blocks, type casting
demo and the chinese room of type and printing
The book store next door sold samples of type by the
each. Makes you appreciate your collections of type.
They also had an American woman's hand made book
created there available for sale, and I bought it. It had
photographs of type printed on the body telling a story of
the trials of printing up a book. Nice.
And next door to that was a hands on print shop with
Korrex and Chalenge presses where you can print up
your own 11x17 or 8x12 posters for a 30 franks. The
small Korrex press was a wonder at 1/4 size of the
Vandercook made in Switerland.
I have to admit I searched for another Korrex press, and
could not find one while I was there. When I came
home I found the company on the internet and I
contacted them. They made it back in the 1800's, and
are still in business making modern presses, but they
don't know if any of the old ones are still available.
hand made books fan
> From: "Jill Littlewood" <jill@...>online
> Date: 2003/12/08 Mon PM 01:34:06 EST
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: [bookartsconnection] Gutenberg Bibles
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