[texhax] Don's chec{k|que}s, drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Fri Apr 5 14:47:52 CEST 2013

    I now see that there is also an island of the same name;
    I wonder which came first ?


the cited piece misses out on the link that
spurred don to establish the bank.

henry morriss, printer extraordinaire of the
bird & bull press, took the name and the
guardian's history and ran with it.  his
excursion is described in some detail at


i've heard henry lecture on the topic, and
it's definitely worth making an effort to
attend such a lecture should another one occur.
(or any talk by henry, for that matter.)  the
output of the bird & bull press is also worth
exploring, especially for anyone interested
in type, paper, printing, and books in general.
						-- bb

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