[Bell Historians] Future Facsimile Books
alan_ellis at hCSnw7uOV9NIhnqM_IqzqdKeddEaGPRVzHeJDhuoLRdg8Tl_eTPdPdvW2KtfWTZIyYcox14CcGMFfXU.yahoo.invalid
Thu Sep 20 15:12:14 BST 2007
Thank you for your order.
It is not my intention to produce facsimile reprints of all 'County'
bell books. That would be a humungous task and I neither have the
desire nor the readies to fund such an undertaking. However, Shropshire
and Worcestershire may be possible depending upon their size. Perhaps
I'll have a go at putting together a single volume for Lancashire at
some time too.
First though I need access to an original copy. That is always a vital
Unlike early general bell ringing books, the market for the county books
is even more limited. Having said that, I have orders for 15 copies of
Church Bells of Cornwall and I have not even advertised it!
David Cawley wrote:
> What a welcome suggestion from Alan. I think a reprint of Cornwall is
> particularly to be desired.
> Elsewhere there was an indication that there might be some problem
> with works published in parts. Fred Sharpe never had any such problem
> when "Berkshire" was reprinted in 1970, along with the list of
> amendments and some extra photographs.
> I feel that Alan deserves particular praise and support for suggesting
> piloting the early County Bell Books. Whilst they may be "out of date"
> as to some present tower contents, they recall a period in the history
> of the tower which is of interest in its own right. Old "method" book
> reprints are to me at any rate no substitute for the "feel" of the
> real thing.
> Yes indeed, put me down for "Cornwall".
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> From: Alan Ellis <mailto:alan_ellis at Uuk3pSz6c-ZTTiin1q7XfXUh_1lVsXiVcTqdnl6lzM2dWhlhLpwRiAffzKu51ys3OEPHAGf1lu0ZZMYPGA.yahoo.invalid>
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> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:35 PM
> Subject: [Bell Historians] Future Facsimile Books
> Hello Everyone,
> Your assistance is needed with the next project.
> As the proposed facsimile of Troyte has received a lukewarm
> reception, I am shelving it at this time and plan to do Stedman,
> 1903, by Rev. Davies. As this was a Jasper Snowdon
> Change-Ringing Series item, would there be any chance of a
> copyright problem or not? Input would be most appreciated.
> Secondly, although not a 'general' ringing book, I'm preparing a
> facsimile of 'The Church Bells of Cornwall' using the recently
> advertised CD, with their permission.
> If anyone is interested, please let me know.
> Best wishes
> Alan Ellis
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