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Hi all :-)
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:48:58 +0100 (CET)
From: Grzegorz Stachowski <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 4o...
On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Nick Pelling wrote:
> (2) The definition of "quarto" I found on the Internet is "a book made from
> sheets folded twice, giving signatures of four leaves (eight pages)". Could
> it be actually be an indication that symbols following it relate to
> code-words on a page elsewhere in the VMS that has been folded twice (ie
perhaps something like: "see page 12" ?
On the one hand, "too obvious", on the other, why not use a symbol, even
a well known one? Books today (dictionaries, for example) often use an
arrow to mean "see another entry". Perhaps we should look around in the
VMS for other symbols which might be pointers, comparing them with similar
things in known mss -- I don't know if such things existed.
I'm not really sure where you are taking this ~Folding~ now, but I'm
happy to see IT being explored :-) BTW FYI ES mentioned That the VMS
was indeed _NOT_ in proper ORDER (sigh?) does that help somehow?
With the above(s) noted, would that mean every 8/12th set pg.(quarto)
should/could be eye'd suspiciously as potentially being out of order?
This revelation could cut the task of ordering pages by 8-12 times?
(without actually cutting the binding(S) I mean)....
Just a thought
Happy Hunting ;-)
Best to ALL
steve (still in denver-Happy Thanksgiving USA) ekwall
PS bias here has me still thinking 3x3 or 9 etc... sorry