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Manuscrit de Marckolsheim

Postby PaulD » November 16th, 2016, 9:15 am

Roger Forthoffer's son is planning to publish a book on the Manuscrit de Markolsheim, including correspondence with Bucquoy, Knoetel and Rousselot about its authenticity and his drawings made in 1940 - see forthoffer.free.fr/ - should be interesting!
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Re: Manuscrit de Marckolsheim

Postby DaveH » November 16th, 2016, 12:17 pm

In this Internet world, we tend to forget how artists and others drew their information long ago. There is a whole heap of correspondence connected to Knotel, which shows in particular his overreliance on Ottenfeld for the Austria plates he drew. This kind of thing is important to see where the mythology has arisen and what is well-sourced.
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Re: Manuscrit de Marckolsheim

Postby PaulD » November 16th, 2016, 3:50 pm

I agree - it is much easier now. I bought plates from RF years ago, when information was much harder to come by. Even if mistakes were made, they spread much information (as you say, the trick is to establish what is well-founded!)
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