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RE: VMs: RE: Writing in plant illustrations
At 09:19 20/06/2004 -0400, John Grove wrote:
Why would the foliator skip the sequential pages of what might have
been purposely left out? Take Quire 8 with the missing folio numerals for
59 through 64; That's 6 recto pages on possibly 6 bifolios.
...more likely 3 bifolios?
Since we know
the foliation runs along the current order of the book - those pages had
to have been there when the numbers were added [ unless for some unknown
reason - the foliator decided to skip the sequence of numbers ].
I don't know what you think, but I think there appears to be a little
bleed-across from the missing f59r onto the right hand side of f58v. What
little evidence we have surely points to the foliator having added the
foliation honestly, in line with what he/she was looking at - and therefore
to pages having been removed/lost subsequently. Why are people so paranoid
about something so straightforward?
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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