Monday, February 18, 2008

We Hit Videoland...

Well, the Book Elves have hit You-Tube with our first bookish video. The subject is Gaspard Grollier de Serviere's 1719 book "Recueil d'Ouvrages Curieux de Mathematique et de Mecanique, ou Description du Cabinet de Monsieur Grollier de Serviere... ", a descriptive and illustrated catalog of the marvelous and curious mechanical models and ivory turnings constructed by Nicholas Grollier de Serviere, a soldier, turner, inventor and the author's father.

The video quality is not as sharp as we'd like, I think we have to get a better camera, but it's "one small step", as they say. Enjoy!

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