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Topic: E-book of "The Oldest Deception" on the horizon!
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 8, 2010 01:36PM)
I just heard from Chris Washuber at Lybrary.com that he is working on an e-book version of “The Oldest Deception: Cups and Balls in the art of the 15th and 16th centuries,” by Kurt Volkmann.

Chris will announce the launch date in due course.

Exciting news to those of us who cannot find this rare edition!
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 8, 2010 03:50PM)
It has arrived - sooner than I thought!

Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 13, 2010 08:36AM)
Any bites?
Anyone going to buy this one?
A previous post seemed to generate some interest.
Just wondering...
Message: Posted by: Payne (Aug 13, 2010 10:18AM)
I already own a copy so I've little reason to download a virtual one. Unless of course the illustrations are now in colour
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 13, 2010 10:58AM)
I got a copy when it came out, for various reasons, not the least of which is that it is much easier to search the PDF. It also saves wear and tear on the book.
Message: Posted by: Chris (Aug 13, 2010 12:10PM)
It is certainly a title for the specialist and I don't expect many sales, but for the few who are interested in this information on the cups and balls it is a treat. For me the joy lies primarily in the preservation of the information and making it accessible to interested students.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 13, 2010 01:08PM)
That is, in my opinion, a worthwhile cause.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Aug 13, 2010 05:39PM)
Well done, Chris. You're doing some great work over there at lybrary.com.

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 14, 2010 11:35PM)
Does it have the work on stones and breadcrumbs?
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 15, 2010 12:06PM)
No, it doesn't. It mainly concerns the graphical representations of the cups and balls as found in art that antedates the 17th century.