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Faults escaped...*


As much as we try to eliminate all errors, we have found a few that have escaped our notice. John DePol, who cut this wood engraving, made similar images that graced errata sheets for several books that he illustrated. Please pardon our mistakes!


* a phrase often found in seventeenth-century English books; I first saw it in George Chapman, The Iliads of Homer: Prince of Poets (London: Nathaniell Butter, [1611]).


Baker, Cathleen A. From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation (2010)

The 2nd impression (2014) of this book is now available and numerous typos in the 1st impression have been corrected. For those who own the 1st impression, please correct the following error of fact in your copy: on p. 109 in the caption for Fig. 66, the last two lines should read: Left: felt side; right: wire side. On the felt side, "laid" pattern is more apparent.


Miller, Julia. Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings (2010)

In the 1st impression (on the copyright page, only "2010" appears), please make corrections (in red) to the Fig. numbers given in the captions in the following Plates:

Pl. 5.21...Fig. 5.32

Pl. 5.23...Fig. 5.33

Pl. 28...Fig. 5.35

Pl. 5.29...Fig. 5.35

Pl. 5.30...Fig. 5.36

Pl. 5.31...Fig. 5.36

Pl. 5.32...Fig. 5.36


Lee, Aimee. Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking (2012)

If you have the 1st impression, on p. 61, simply cross out the red highlighted "hand" below in your copy and switch it to what follows (this error and the accompanying drawings were corrected in the 2nd impression, 2013): To start a new post, I used only the weight of my hand on the back of the bal to help couch the first few sheets. I had to pay attention to which hand grabbed the front of the bal each time I was about to couch, because I needed to alternate them. For the first sheet in a pair, I used my left hand to pick up the front-edge stick of the bal, pulled it off the frame, and lifted the bal up so that I could easily catch the back-edge stick with my right hand. Then I rotated the bal 180 degrees so that my left hand was at the bottom. In this position, I couched the sheet with my left hand at the lower edge, which is the position in which the left hand must be for each couch. For couching the second sheet, I used my right hand to pick up the front edge of the bal, pulled it off the frame, and caught the back edge with my left hand.


Byrd, Susan J. A Song of Praise for Shifu: Shifu Sanka (2013)

Inexplicably, and with apologies to the weaver, Carolina Larrea, the dimensions of her work, "Blooming," were printed incorrectly on p. 255 as 97.75 x 97.75 in. The actual dimensions are about 3.5 x 3.5 in. (9 x 9 cm).