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Monotype Unbound

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 1, 2009, 10:03 PM
I managed to unbind the Monotype specimen book, for it was held together with posts and screws (which I remembered reading in the description when I bought it). The pages are three-hole punched in the usual way. Many more scans now are possible.

There is no way I would have been able to scan stuff near the binding with those posts holding the spine rigid. You can't break in brass, and indeed it wasn't broken in. :) Some of the stuff inside was staple-bound rather than single sheets, which is a miniscule problem, but such is life.

I have had to set aside a special shelf space for the unbound pages. It is like in the earliest years of printing, when a book was bought unbound, and one took it to a bookbinder if the expense was justifiable. :)

I feel like hell now, though, from the physical work.

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