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I plead guilty to reversing, and cropping, an image of Twain for the
title page of my Twain's Geography site. the photo of him in a
Vancouver hotel bed, with reporters standing around.  I think I may
have had the Creation of Adam painting in mind.  

On Thu, 2020-04-23 at 11:49 +0000, Mac Donnell Rare Books wrote:
> Pure ignorance. Book designers often flip negatives deliberately for 
> "visual" appeal, the historical record be damned, but in this case
> the 
> cover lettering would have fit better if they'd correctly reproduced
> it, 
> so it looks to me like a mistake.
> 
> This happens all the time when coat buttons or other visual clues
> (like 
> a building in the background) are not visible, but in this image it 
> could not be more obvious.
> 
> This would all have been made so much simpler (please don't make me 
> explain why) if Twain had become a pirate instead of an author.
> 
> Kevin
> @
> Mac Donnell Rare Books
> 9307 Glenlake Drive
> Austin TX 78730
> 512-345-4139
> Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA
> 
> You can browse our books at:
> www.macdonnellrarebooks.com
> 
> 
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "DENNIS KELLY" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 4/22/2020 10:50:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Morgan Library Twain Collection Online
> 
> > Anyone know why the cover portrait of Twain (Lyon photo) is printed
> > as a reverse image?
> > 
> > Dennis Kelly
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > >  On Apr 22, 2020, at 5:51 AM, Mac Donnell Rare Books <
> > > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > 
> > >  ´╗┐The print catalog of that exhibit was published in 2010 and is
> > > widely available in the used book market. I see a bunged up copy
> > > listed on Biblio for $1.50, several on eBay for $5, and others
> > > for slightly more at ABE and other online venues.
> > > 
> > >  Kevin
> > >  @
> > >  Mac Donnell Rare Books
> > >  9307 Glenlake Drive
> > >  Austin TX 78730
> > >  512-345-4139
> > >  Member: ABAA, ILAB, BSA
> > > 
> > >  You can browse our books at:
> > > http://www.macdonnellrarebooks.com
> > > 
> > > 
> > >  ------ Original Message ------
> > >  From: "Joseph Csicsila" <[log in to unmask]>
> > >  To: [log in to unmask]
> > >  Sent: 4/22/2020 7:15:49 AM
> > >  Subject: Morgan Library Twain Collection Online
> > > 
> > > >  Someone just share this with me. Passing it along in case
> > > > others had not
> > > >  heard.
> > > > 
> > > > 
https://www.themorgan.org/collection/Mark-Twain-A-Skeptics-Progress
> > > > 
> > > >  Stay safe!
> > > >  Joe
> > > > 

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