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Posted By: GUEST,Jon Dudley
05-Jul-12 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Straying away from the learned arguments being bandied about, may I say that I think that the book itself is beautifully produced (apart from the typography of the spine), and that the use of the Tunnicliffe wood engraving is inspired. To have chosen to keep the illustration intact on the front cover by desisting from the normal practice of smothering it with type was a brave decision and one I fully support. It feels luscious, the paper's good and the layout makes it very readable. OK, not something you could slip in your pocket but just a lovely 'thing'. I think that Mr.Roud, his team, and all responsible for its seeing the dignity of print are to be congratulated. Now you can get back to discussing the content, motives and things I can't even pretend to understand.