Author Topic: W.D.F. Vincent. A Beginner's First Course in Cutting, Part I & II  (Read 507 times)

Sinusvag

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So, I stumbled across a site whose proprietor (or someone else) obviously had made the effort to go to a library and scan one of Vincent's books,  "A Beginner's First Course in Cutting, Part I and II."

http://myvictorianwardrobe.blogspot.com

The scans were very good, but unfortunately the pdf-format was too heavy (lots of color and whole spreads) to read on a tablet. So I deconstructed the original pdf, and spent the evening revising the data it into something that can be read easily.

When the processing is made by archive.org, pick the download option (not the preview!) to check the quality of the pdf. You might want to grab the OCR:d file, though it doesn't really matter.

EDIT: The option "pdf with text" has had an automatic treatment by archive.org rendering the gray images of lesser quality compared to the original pdf uploaded. So don't grab that copy if you don't need to copy-paste text!

https://archive.org/details/Vincent.A.Beginners.First.Course.In.Cutting.Part.I.and.II.CPG

Hope someone enjoys, I think this book hasn't been "in the wild" except for on that site. Thanks to the scanner!

« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 06:44:19 PM by Sinusvag »

mysewingpleasure

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Re: W.D.F. Vincent. A Beginner's First Course in Cutting, Part I & II
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 10:11:53 AM »
It is absolutely a precious discovery! It is a treasure to me, because it is an English article. Thank you so much for sharing the blog and the blogger who generously share his. I am going to dig into it.
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Re: W.D.F. Vincent. A Beginner's First Course in Cutting, Part I & II
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 03:07:01 PM »
Thanks for posting this, and your extra work.

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Re: W.D.F. Vincent. A Beginner's First Course in Cutting, Part I & II
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 05:51:48 PM »
Hello,
This is my book that I scanned when I first started learning, about 8 years ago. So glad others have found it interesting, Definitely one of the gems of my collection.

Sinusvag you did a very nice job clean it up Iím very curious to learn how you did it, as I have more books to scan.