|old vs. new manuscript scan resolution|
Today the Oera Linda Foundation received from Tresoar high resolution scans of all manuscript pages*, as well as a portrait of Cornelis Over the Linden which has not been published before, as far as I know. Both will be used for future editions of Codex Oera Linda.
(*I had three hi-res page-scans only, which were used for the front and back end-papers as well as the book cover of the 2nd edition.)
Our plan is to create the third edition in hardcover deluxe format again; this time, however, with all manuscript pages printed page-filling in their actual size. Thus, the book will be somewhat larger than the first (deluxe) edition. Another difference relative to the first will be that the five appendices of the second edition will be included (possibly more), as well as Over de Linden's 'new' portrait.
To all who have pre-ordered or consider to: book and shipping cost are still unknown. It will obviously be possible to change or cancel your order. The pre-order possibility is helpful for us to get an idea of the interest in the book as well as where it can best be printed. Like with the earlier editions, most demand seems to be in the USA.
Since shipping cost from here to overseas are high, shipping times are often long and tracking service has proven to be unreliable, I would prefer to distribute main part of the next edition(s) from within the USA, perhaps even have them printed there. Who of you friends of this project can advise or provide practical assistance in these matters?
Also, who of the friends of this project would be interested in helping to proof-read and improve (one or more of) the following parts (all mostly as in 2nd and E-book edition):
- Publisher's Notes
- Appendices: I), II), IV) and V)
- Footnotes and short introduction to Index of Names
If anyone has suggestions to improve other aspects of the book; translation, transliteration, general layout etc. — these are welcome too.
To contact me, please use mail address or contact form on oeralinda.nl (or this weblog's form).
UPDATE - April 9th:
The texts are currently being improved (first proofreading). If someone is really good at it and would offer to do a second reading, he or she would receive the edited versions for review.