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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Catalogue 36: Rare Books, Manuscripts & Images in Medicine, Science & Technology

Just in time for the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Fair we issued our latest catalogue with full descriptions of over 150 items, including many new acquisitions. Every item in the catalogue is illustrated in color. You can download the PDF from our website.

Remarkably, once the catalogue was written, and all the images were either photographed or scanned, Diana was able to process this catalogue in FrameMaker and generate the PDF in about three working days. The photographing and scanning process took three to four days. So the production time for the relatively elaborate catalogue was about one week. Before personal computing, scanning, and highly sophisticated book production software like FrameMaker, production of such a catalogue might have required three to six months!

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