[HNW] could use some help for "Flowers of the Needle"

Joan Jurancich joanmj at surewest.net
Thu Sep 17 16:12:54 PDT 2009

At 10:55 AM 9/17/2009, you wrote:
>I am finally gong back to working on hand inking in pages of 
>"FLowers of the Needle". I'm almost half way done with digitally 
>remastering all the pages.
>However-- I'm a bit paranoid a bout the actual books becoming 
>available. After all, my 1597 Johan Sibmacher book was put (the 
>original, not my recharting) on the Web for fere download. I'd hate 
>to continue with this painstsaking work only to find, once I was 
>done, that each of the seven books was available for free download!
>DH and I don't have high speed-- yet. We are going to have some 
>computer repairs done first, then go high speed. In the mean time I 
>have been trying to download boolks and my computer balks after only 
>1 mg has been downloaded. Then the screen blanks. ARRGHHH! One of 
>them was a possible hit for FOTN, too, darn it!
>Could Someone Else check these two sites to see if the books are available?
>The seven books contained in "Flowers of the Needle" are:
>Zoppino,  Niccolo, called Aristotile, "Essemplario di lavori....... "  1530
>Tagliente, Giovanni Antonio, "Essemplario nuova...."  1531
>Zoppino, Niccolo, called Aristotile, "Gli Universali del belli recami..." 1537
>Sera, Dominico da, "Opera nova composta per Dominico.."  1546
>Vavassaro, Giovanni Andrea, "Opera  nova universali" 1546
>Ostaus, Giovanni, "La Vera perfezione"  1561
>Ostaus, Giovannia, "La vera perfezionne", 1567
>Nota Bene-  the last two books, despite identical titles, contain 
>different patterns. Honest!
>Many thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide me. FWIW I 
>found out that Zoppino was a poet and playwright! (I just Googled his name).
>SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
>"too many centuries...too little time"

I could not access the CSU Arizona site.  And none of the books you 
listed are in the Antique Pattern Library.

Joan Jurancich
joanmj at surewest.net 

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