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Re: Early Printed Leaves



I agree completely. I print the year printed and my press name on the
reprint. This is a distraction to some people. But I feel the same way, I do
not want some poor researcher to be confused in another 50 years or so. I
generally print on paper larger than the document - lots of margins etc. The
problem I must accept the responsibility for is the date and name is printed
in a place where it could be trimmed off. Is this correct? I am not sure. I
have to feel that I am trying to be honest about the product. While I would
like to think I could control what happens to it down the road, I have to be
realistic. Once I release it,  is no longer mine. Others can copy and
distribute at will. I reprint historical documents, so I cannot claim
ownership of the copy, only the interpretation.

I once handset and printed a Civil War Enlistment form. I printed it on good
paper and went to a couple of Civil War Re-Enactments and offered them for
sale. I later found copies of my work being used by various Civil War groups
for recruitment purposes. They were pleased with the original document but
unwilling to pay for my product. Not my intent, but what could I do?

Thanks for the comment.

aj


----- Original Message -----
From: John Tonai <oyakodonburi@earthlink.net>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: Early Printed Leaves


> Austin,
>
> I sure hope that you indicated on the document that it is a reprint so
> that it cannot be used to fool some unsuspecting person. While I'm sure
> you are not of the criminal persuasion, they are out there ready to use
> whatever they can to defraud people.
>
> John
>
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