I’ll be sending off the book contents and cover to Edwards Brothers this weekend, for better or for worse.
I know, under the circumstances (a complex situation I assure you) that I have not given the editing the full sustained focus it required to approach an error-free state, and there will be gotchas, dope-slaps and wails sure to come from omissions and commissions.
I’m fully prepared to be disappointed by the images that will lack contrast and clarity that I see in them, full size on my monitor. But then, it is more about impression than precision that they are there for the reader. I hope to be forgiven the imperfections and credited instead with the intentions behind them.
This image here is on the last printed page of the book (there are a few blank pages which is not uncommon, book makers operating by “signatures” or blocks of paper-pages that a book’s length must contain in exact multiples.
I am gratified to have completed this “statement” of sorts; what I have stated, asked, and wondered and shown the reader remains to be known. I suppose I am about to find out.
I look forward to life on the far side of this chaos that has lead, somehow, I suppose, to a kind of order. See you shortly in that world, dear reader!