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  •  I'll go ahead and say the obvious: (3+ / 0-)
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    wow.

    I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

    by David Harris Gershon on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 06:59:42 AM PDT

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    •  nah, I'm just an old Early Mod Hist hack (2+ / 0-)
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      Mets102, The Troubadour

      retired from teaching last year, now still working on research projects

      We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

      by Lepanto on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:02:40 AM PDT

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      •  You should scan the cover of one and post it (1+ / 0-)
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        in the comments. I'd love to see.

        I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

        by David Harris Gershon on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:08:18 AM PDT

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        •  scanning is bad for early books, it dehydrates (2+ / 0-)
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          The Troubadour, PeterHug

          them. That's why libraries with rare book sections don't allow it, but only photographs. In fact practically all of the material I've used over the yrs has been in that format, till quite recently microfilms, now it's photos in pdf format on cds (some libraries are now putting their rare books online too). Now and then though a rare book turns up in an auction, and if you manage to acquire it you have to treat it very gently.

          We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

          by Lepanto on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:28:05 AM PDT

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