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Fax machines!

The world's first fax machine was patented in 1843 by Alexander Bain. He came from a remote croft in Caithness in Scotland and, for his early experiments, used cattle jaw bones for hinges and heather for springs. His fax machine was based on an electric clock, which he had also invented. (Illustrated companion) [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 7, 2012 - 12 comments

Facsimile Book Jackets

We create and sell reproductions of dust jackets for rare and collectable books

Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC is the sole funding for Mark Terry’s “Dust Jacket Archives” project. Our goal is to scan and archive images of as many vintage dust jackets as we can. We feel these dust jackets are an important part of our heritage.
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posted by zamboni on Sep 12, 2011 - 26 comments


The manuscripts of David Kaufmann, Jewish scholar extraordinaire. Wonderful illuminations, inventive typography and even a little bit of naughtiness.
posted by tellurian on Jan 21, 2009 - 8 comments

Facsimile Art

The Book of Kells is one of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts ever made, a fusion of Celtic motifs, Germanic forms and Christian themes. We can view the image gallerys, or even visit in person, but it's a soulfully thin experience compared to actually holding its weight and turning the pages. Enter the world of Facsimile Books, a faithful re-creation of the original to the extent that it is virtually indistinguishable from the original, where price is no concern, editions are limited, and can cost $20,000 or more and often sell-out quickly. Finns Fine Books is a leading distributor. A list of publishers, mostly European fine arts craftsmen.
posted by stbalbach on Jun 30, 2005 - 16 comments

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