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Re: Unique Books?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Unique Books?
- From: patriot@MIP.NET
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 13:01:53 -0500
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- Message-Id: <199902011804.KAA20536@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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At 10:26 AM 2/1/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Could a printer/binder then create a edition of 20 books and then claim that
>each one is unique because the leather used to bind each one is slightly
>different? I would not think that the recepient/customer of each "unique" or
>"one of a kind" book would very pleased to learn of the exsistence of the
>others and the hair spliting that developed their definition as a one of a
>kind item. Being ethical about ones work and its representation is important
>and follwing the spirit of what is meant by unique in artistic
>representation should be included.
Semantics again, but certainly the "book" or "contents" are not unique, but
if the bindings are, indeed, significantly different, each BINDING could be
said to be "unique".
David Adams - Maryland