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free ascii texts of classic books
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: free ascii texts of classic books
- From: "Eric Alstrom (614) 593-1363" <ALSTROM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 14:17:55 -0400
- Message-id: <199709261823.LAA10276@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jeff Morris wrote:
>As stated by someone already (sorry, I deleted the note) you
>get the files from Project Gutenberg. They are just normal ascii
>text files. At the site you can get the index.
>It is and it is also a good way to get a good hardcovered, sewed
>binding copy of a classic work. Nowadays most of these works are
>only available in paperback. Now if I was just better at binding...
Jeff (and anyone else who may be interested),
Now this sounds like it could be the start of some colaborative
projects! An expert (or aspiring) typesetter and a binder getting
together to bind some classics for fun (and profit?!?). Anyone
game to this idea?
(and despite my sigfile, I am a binder and just beginning the
journey into typography)
Eric Alstrom Athens, Ohio ealstrom1@xxxxxxxxx
By all means leave the road when you wish. That is precisely the use
of a road: to reach individually chosen points of departure. By all
means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and
well. That is one of the ends for which they exist.
R. Bringhurst: The Elements of Typographic Style