19th century book

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Tue Aug 9 09:53:28 UTC 2005

I now have some digital photos of the first and last pages of the 
text.  Once the re-organisation of the website is completed, they are 
going to be placed in the Indology archive.  In the meantime, anyone 
who is interested in taking a look at them is welcome to contact me 
off-list.  There are 4 jpegs, total size 260k.

With thanks--

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

At 6:26 pm +0100 27/7/05, Valerie J Roebuck wrote:
>Thank you to everyone who has provided information about the 19th 
>century copy of the Tulsi Ramayana.  I hope shortly to have some 
>digital photos of the work.  I believe it is possible to place 
>relevant photos on the Indology website?
>Valerie J Roebuck
>Manchester, UK
>At 8:49 am -0400 25/7/05, Allen W Thrasher wrote:
>>I find that lithographed books from India often look as much like 
>>mss as like books printed from moveable type.  I think it is not 
>>just that the graphemes are somewhat less regular, but that the 
>>ink-paper interface (w.w.?) is different from letterpress. Graham 
>>Shaw at the British Library has done a study of lithography in 
>>India and is still collecting material on it.  Have you shown it to 
>>It is possible, also, that under the inspiration of moveable type 
>>books the scribe was particularly careful to be very regular, more 
>>so than traditionally the best scribes would be.  I have in my own 
>>library an ed. of the Bhagavatapurana published in Pune in the 
>>1970s or 1980s made by a brahmacari by hand and reproduced by 
>>photo-offset. You would think it was letterpress, all the more so 
>>since the same decorative frame was around the text on each page, 
>>done on a transparency and then photographed along with the text.

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