Printing Euclid, Part 3

Following the 1570 Billingsley edition, today we made a trial print of the first block of text of Proposition 47 in Book 1, i.e. the Pythagoran theorem. We are happy with the results so far though more experimentation will be needed to get an even distribution of ink on the page.

The first rough draught of the diagram, however, turned out more modernist (cf. German expressionism) than early modernist! Now that we are more aware of the challenges involved in working with linoleum, we will be giving it another try.