October 22nd, 2013

Aerial board of Control 2

With the Night Mail and As Easy As A.B.C. - The PDF - again

I've made a few small changes, fixed a last couple of typos (I hope), and added page numbers and bookmarks.


About 4.29mb now.

If nobody has found any problems I'm going to put links on my web site etc.

later and as if by magic I've just found the November 1905 McClure's magazine on line, and need to make some changes to the PDF and my web site to reflect that. All minor though - a little more information on the different versions of the story, and illustrations, unfortunately not incredibly well scanned; a coloured version of the girl on the overhead ramp thing, and a different illustration of the rescue, which I had already but in a very poor scan. I'll probably put them on line but won't add them to the PDF, I think. Revisions should be on line in an hour or two.

6 pm - Revised PDF is now on line - file size is reduced to 4.15mb (forgot to do it earlier).

7 pm - Revised art page and With The Night Mail are on line.
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Which illustration?

One last question on the illustrations:

I have two versions of the same illo, one from McClure's magazine (and in colour), the other from the Windsor magazine (and I think a bit clearer) but grey scale. I currently have the grey scale image in the PDF.

Which should I have in the PDF? Remember that this will be on a letter-sized (slightly shorter than A4) page in the document, so either will end up the same size.

Of course, if anyone has any brilliant suggestions on improving the colour picture that would certainly help.

later: Oh good grief! I just discovered that one of the illustrations from The Windsor Magazine is missing from the PDF; I thought it was only in McClure's magazine but it's in both. I shall have to do some revising. And I think I'll go with the colour illo, it cleaned up quite well when I ran it through some filters.