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Books

Recapping My September through November Reads

An Attempt to Catch-Up on My August-November Reads Ok so while I haven’t posted on this blog, I have been fairly active in the various aspects of my life that I discuss on this blog. And while I can’t catch up on everything in one post, I will try to hit a few of the highlights and then try to catch up over the next week or so. Back in the middle of August, I was having a hard time writing new posts, so I started a new blog A Sixties Man, because,well, that’s what I am! I was born...

Books

May Reading Update…..

May Another Good Reading Month - Five books finished with a week to go!   At he end of April my projected reads for May were projected to be.....:: What Then Shall We Do? Dance of Death Bowl of Heaven A Delicate Truth The Technologist As I moved into May, I finished reading What Then Shall We Do? and Dance of Death. At that point, I went to the library and then changed the books. I added: How to Read the Solar System,and The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Sahaara from the library. Then I added Preston & Child's Brimstone (the book prior...

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Aldus Manutius – the Renaissance’s Leading Publisher

Aldus Manutius - Venice publisher who created the first pocket-sized books!   This afternoon I saw this post in Twitter feed - A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback.. The tribute is a new show in New York at the Grolier Club in Manhattan, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” The show brings together nearly 150 books from Aldine press founded by  Manutius in Venice in 1494. The books are known as Aldines. So who is this Aldus Manutius and what does he have to do with paperback books. I think I need to find...

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The Bookwheel , what a way to read!!

The Bookwheel invented by Agostino Ramelli in 1588!   As I started browsing through Wikipedia this morning I came across a contraption invented by Italian military engineer Agostino Ramelli the bookwheel!! It was the perfect invention for all of those like us, who back in 1588 loved to read more than one book at a time! It's just a tad bulkier than your Kindle!! Th bookwheel which is sometimes called a reading wheel  is according to Wikipedia.... a type of rotating bookcase designed to allow one person to read a variety of heavy books in one location with ease. The books are rotated...