[INDOLOGY] Orientation of text in sanskrit printed book

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 12:26:50 EDT 2020


That's Naik (archive org
<https://archive.org/details/epigraphytypographyofdevanagaribauraonayaks.volume1_992_m/page/n1/mode/1up>)
3vols.

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Professor Dominik Wujastyk
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On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 17:02, Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for this Dominik.  This reminds me that there is a three volume
> book set on either devanagari printing in India or devanagari printing in
> Maharashtra that has pictures of all the very first devanagari printed
> books.  There was some discussion about this on the list a few years back.
> I thought I had it but I can't locate it on my computer.  Does anyone
> recall the title as I suspect its on archive.org.
>
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 6:34 PM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> In the early history of printing in India, especially Bombay, lithograph
>> printing was commonly done this way, with the text in landscape format.
>> This was a direct transfer of the look-and-feel of the tradition manuscript
>> over to the new technology of reproduction.
>>
>> There's a substantial collection (nearly 200?) of early Indian
>> lithographs in the Wellcome Library in London.  I don't quickly know how to
>> sub-select them in the OPAC, but here is a link to some of them.
>> <https://search.wellcomelibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Slithograph__Ff%3Afacetlanguages%3Asan%3Asan%3ASanskrit%3A%3A__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aa%3Aa%3ABooks%3A%3A__Orightresult__X0?lang=eng&suite=cobalt>
>> The Wellcome Sanskrit and Hindi lithographs were catalogued long ago by
>> Somdev Vasudev.
>>
>> Best,
>> Dominik
>> --
>> Professor Dominik Wujastyk
>> <https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/dominik-wujastyk>
>> ,
>>
>> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
>> ,
>>
>> Department of History and Classics
>> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
>> ,
>> University of Alberta, Canada
>> .
>>
>>
>> South Asia at the U of A:
>>
>> sas.ualberta.ca
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 14:12, Tyler Williams via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> Of course: Graham Shah, "The Introduction Of Lithography And Its Impact
>>> On Book Design In India
>>> <http://ignca.gov.in/the-introduction-of-lithography-and-its-impact-on-book-design-in-india/>."
>>> Vingama: the IGNCA Newsletter Vol. II No. 2 July – September 1994.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> TWW
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 2:45 PM Allen Thrasher via INDOLOGY <
>>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Could Tyler please give us the reference for Graham Shaw's paper?
>>>>
>>>> Allen
>>>>
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>>>> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 3:38 PM, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY
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