The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1287  Monday, 26 June 2000.

From:           R. G. Siemens <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 23 Jun 2000 09:56:40 -0700
Subject: 11.1267 Re: Sonnet Facsimiles
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1267 Re: Sonnet Facsimiles

I'm very pleased to know that the images of Shakespeare's Sonnets are of
some use to those in our group.

Currently found at <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/Sonnets/Sonnets.html> (and
the servers to which the PURL will direct browsers), it is planned that
these images will appear soon on the site of the Internet Shakespeare
Editions <http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/>, to be accompanied also by
higher resolution images for those wishing additional detail.

The description attached to the images available at present is as below.


===== from < http://purl.oclc.org/emls/Sonnets/Sonnets.html > ==========

Shakespeare's Sonnets

A Facsimile of the Chalmers-Bridgewater Copy (Aspley Imprint) of the
1609 Quarto, in the Huntington Library.  Converted into Digital Format
by R.G.  Siemens, U of Alberta, 1998.

The files linked to this page exist as part of an archival electronic
edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets, in progress and undertaken for the
Internet Shakespeare Editions <URL: http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/ >.
Currently intended for  inclusion in Ian Lancashire and Hardy Cook's
edition, SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS (Renaissance Electronic Texts.  Toronto:
U of Toronto Library, 1998 <URL:
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/www/utel/ret/ret.html >), the images as
presented here are not yet intended for distribution beyond that use.
All leaves bound in the 1609 quarto are here presented, including those
of A Lover's Complaint (K1v, ff.).

Taken from Shakespeare's Sonnets; Reproduced in Facsimile by the New
Process of Photo-Zincography in Use at Her Majesty's Ordnance Survey
Office.  From the Unrivalled Original in the Library of Bridgewater
House, by Permission of the Right Hon. the Earl of Ellesmere (London:
Lovell Reeve, 1862), the pages were scanned in 24 bit colour at 150 dots
per inch, with their actual size preserved; using Adobe's Photoshop
program, they were cropped, reduced to 72 dots per inch resolution
(colour palette also decreased), and converted into JPEG format with
minimal data compression.

I wish to thank the Library of the U of California, Los Angeles, and the
staff of the U of Alberta Faculty of Arts Technologies for Learning
Centre and Canadian Institute for Research Computing in Arts for their
assistance and the use of their facilities in preparing these images.

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