78 Notes and news LEESLINT What a surprise we had with the appearance of Leeslint [Ribbon marker], a periodical publication of the Stichting Vrienden van het Museum van het Boek [Foundation Friends of the Museum of the Book]. The intention is to have two issues a year of this journal. The first issue looks fine in every respect. In lucid typography (only, why on earth has the name of the journal had to be printed vertically? Because bookmarks have this shape? In that case surely a rather simple-minded symbolism) we find articles on an acquisition (a Caslon type specimen: see John Lane's note below, written at my request, R.B.), an interview with the chairman of the Friends Dr K. J. Nijkerk, a reflection by the curator Dr J. Offerhaus whose untimely death had alas also to be recorded; a report on the rebuilding of the coach-house into workrooms, book storage and exhibition halls, and other, smaller news items. As a 'running gag' there is the development of the ampersand, shown in eighteen reproductions. As a whole, Leeslint is very well worth reading and perhaps an additional reason for joining the Friends of the Museum of the Book, for
Quaerendo – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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