Number three in the series: Factotums and Fleurons – Old printers in a new country.
To publish book number three as a hardprint publication as well as print on demand publication. The major lesson learned from the previous project is that I need time, time to write and think, let alone do research. To this end I am looking for patrons to support my endeavour. I have a Patreon site if you are able to spare some dollars every month. You would have my undying gratitude, and some gifts.
Background of project No3:
Start looking through state library rare book collections for printers’ devices and capitals. I would add this complimentary data to data previously collected.
During three years of research and writing for The Perfume of Books, an examination of historical bindings, I gathered evidence on the decorated or historiated capitals used in 220 books. This new project is a consolidation of gathered data which will:
- printers’ location and data will be listed geographically and alphabetically;
- initials and historiated capitals associated with each printer for each visual reference;
- chapter headers, vignettes and rules also associated with printers;
- back section of watermarks used by printers for extra provenance research.
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