ES - You said something about a History book for barony?
JSHAW3412 at AOL.com
Fri May 29 19:50:49 PDT 1998
In a message dated 5/29/98 9:42:51 PM Central Daylight Time, nib at flash.net
<< 1. A VERY full and COMPLETE outline draft of what you want in the book
is required-typed! typed! typed! That will take you anywhere from 2 to 8
weeks-or even longer as folks add in their suggestions. The phrase to
them is "good suggestion, type it all up and get it to me in 7 days and
we shall use it after editiing it with you-otherwise we'll just keep on
with what we got."
2. Then you assign "booklets" or sections for the scribes to do. Now if
you are doing a full book- that means "leaves"...four pages front and
back folded-and a section can be several leaves. Your scribes need extra
paper besides just the leaves they are handed..and a fast class on "how
to fix that oops you did in the calligraphy and illumination and it
still looks ever so perfect." AND A TIME LIMIT TO GET IT DONE.
2. Scribal Assignments: what calligraphy/illumination style shall your
book follow? Or do you want a variety of styles? Books of hours style?
Or more like formal documents which are basically all text? Remember
certain styles of calligraphy take up more space than others...compare a
black letter to unciel for example. Illuminated full page sections for
division? Such as A fully illuminated page with the words "Our history"
on it. Then the next few pages are the written history with a minimum
of illumination and rubicated letters?.
3. Bookbinding- a whole long hairy project in itself. And what style of
book binding are you considering?? You got some seriously experienced
folks in this barony? Not talking about "did some folded accordian
books"...talking serious bookbinding-stitching,glueing, trimming,
folding of the leaves, spine insertion modifications, press for the
book, the works.
North Texas has a bookbinding shop on campus. (Glaslyn)
Marcus DeClairmont might know he is in the Printing Bussiness.
4. Extra things that go into a barony book
a Case...any woodworkers around?
Wilhelm/ Kieth Charellio He is in Irving.
b. woven fabic- good for the interior of the case or embrodiered
cover too....and a pouch wouldn't hurt, or lovely gloves by a costumer
to hold the book while turning pages (protection ya know grin).
c. Metal and Jewelry work goes on the binding of the book, the
case...oh yeah, reminds me, i've seen some good tooling workers in this
barony..leatherbound book inlaid with jewels would be rather nice
I hope this helps.
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