Introducing the Flora Londinensis of William Curtis

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Andrea, Dana and I are working on the magnificent first volume of William Curtis’s Flora Londinensis. This book came in separate fascicles with instructions for binding, so its print history is fascinating, not to mention the questions of its intended audience and uses. We’ve been looking at this book with an eye to digitization and discussing all the possible interfaces required to communicate the complexity of the book.

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2 Responses to Introducing the Flora Londinensis of William Curtis

  1. Rebecca W. says:

    I love the disembodied hand to show the scale of the book! 🙂 it’s like a manicule (the pointing fingers we have enjoyed this week) that’s jumped the pages.

  2. danawheeles says:

    Haha, thanks! We thought it would give a good sense of scale, but, just between us, it was my chance to achieve my life-long dream of being a hand model. 🙂

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