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I use Latex every night. My wife and I have both had Latex pajamas and sleeping masks for years. Its just something about the smell. Can't see how it will help me copy books though?  

Roger,

LaTeX is open source computer software that is designed specifically for typesetting technical and scientific documents.  See here: http://www.latex-project.org/  I believe the comment was intended to convey that using software such as this, it would be inexpensive (zero cost, essentially, except for actually printing) to republish and reprint, even in different formats.  Note that it is pronounced /ˈltɛk/ or /ˈlɑːtɛk/ in English.

 

Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

 

P.S.  An outstanding picture of you, but we can't see your face.  You appear to be in excellent shape! :lol:

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It's the bit about a "duel" with another violin-maker that seems to have been bandied about with different protagonists, until documents showed recently it actually happened between Grancino and...I'm drawing a blank...,was it Pasta or someone else?

That was a duel which ended a series of scuffles between Giovanni Battista Grancino (son of Giovanni Grancino) and Antonio Maria Lavazza. Antonio Maria died due to a stab wound. Giovanni Battista escaped capture and went into hiding, likely a convent. The Grancinos saw their house confiscated. The family moved away from Contrada Larga.Later Giovanni Battista obtained a pardon.

 

This accurate information comes from Carlo Chiesa who has done an enormous amount of archive work in Milan.

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That was a duel which ended a series of scuffles between Giovanni Battista Grancino (son of Giovanni Grancino) and Antonio Maria Lavazza. Antonio Maria died due to a stab wound. Giovanni Battista escaped capture and went into hiding, likely a convent. The Grancinos saw their house confiscated. The family moved away from Contrada Larga.Later Giovanni Battista obtained a pardon.

 

Pretty typical, as the lives of violin makers go, I'd say. :lol:

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Don't know if the label pictured is in "undisturbed" condition or not, but it's certainly a black letter ticket.

 

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If original to the maker's hand, he certainly wasn't "illiterate".

Hi Joe,

 

Can you post a photograph of the instrument where this label can be found?

 

What does it mean to you when you state, "it's certainly a black letter ticket."?

 

Then another question might be; Was the maker of the label named Lorenzo Guadagnini?

 

In the thread I think they were talking about G.B. Guadagnini being illiterate.

 

Bruce

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I have seen 1 or 2 labels of the second type shown in the Doring book on page 44 that appear to be old and original to the violin. For me, these are the most compelling evidence in support of the traditional attributions. This label brings up some interesting questions such as the use of the word "Pater" and the claim of being alumnus Stradivari.

 

Of the two Lorenzo Guadagnini violins pictured in the Doring book, consensus is that the first one on page 48 matches several Piacenza G. B Guadagnini violins like the 1747 in Hamma. There are a group of Lorenzo violins that fit into this category.

 

The second, on page 53, is the more compelling type. There are a handful of these violins with attractive one piece backs and Lorenzini heads. To me, these are all a special type of Lorenzini.

 

Another populated group of Lorenzo Guadagnini violins can easily be attributed to Mantegazza.

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Hi Joe,

 

Q:  Can you post a photograph of the instrument where this label can be found?

A: Yes, but I'm not going to.

 

Q: What does it mean to you when you state, "it's certainly a black letter ticket."?

A: What does it not mean to you?

 

Q: Then another question might be; Was the maker of the label named Lorenzo Guadagnini?

A:  It looks that way to me. Who'd be stupid enough try to forge the signature of an illterate person?

 

 

C: In the thread I think they were talking about G.B. Guadagnini being illiterate.

R: Like father like son, I suppose. As far as the current fictional accountings go.

 

Have you ever seen a sample of Guarneri del Gesu's handwriting, other than numbers and hash lines on a label?

Have you ever known of an illiterate fiddle maker? That classifies as an oxymorn.

How could such a person exist? In light of reason and common sense?

 

 

Joe

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Hi Joe,

 

Q:  Can you post a photograph of the instrument where this label can be found?

A: Yes, but I'm not going to.

 

Q: What does it mean to you when you state, "it's certainly a black letter ticket."?

A: What does it not mean to you?

 

Q: Then another question might be; Was the maker of the label named Lorenzo Guadagnini?

A:  It looks that way to me. Who'd be stupid enough try to forge the signature of an illterate person?

 

 

C: In the thread I think they were talking about G.B. Guadagnini being illiterate.

R: Like father like son, I suppose. As far as the current fictional accountings go.

 

Have you ever seen a sample of Guarneri del Gesu's handwriting, other than numbers and hash lines on a label?

Have you ever known of an illiterate fiddle maker? That classifies as an oxymorn.

How could such a person exist? In light of reason and common sense?

 

 

Joe

 

Hi "Joe".

 

Consider this a last caution.  I don't think I need to go too far into why and what for.  You're clever enough to figure that out. I'm just tired of the direction threads go in which you involve yourself, and the time wasted.  I've got better things to do than to monitor these gems.

 

I honestly don't think you can manage to change your spots, but at least I offered that option before I ignore and leave unapproved all future posts authored by you.

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Hi Joe,

 

Q:  Can you post a photograph of the instrument where this label can be found?

A: Yes, but I'm not going to.

 

Q: What does it mean to you when you state, "it's certainly a black letter ticket."?

A: What does it not mean to you?

 

Q: Then another question might be; Was the maker of the label named Lorenzo Guadagnini?

A:  It looks that way to me. Who'd be stupid enough try to forge the signature of an illterate person?

 

 

C: In the thread I think they were talking about G.B. Guadagnini being illiterate.

R: Like father like son, I suppose. As far as the current fictional accountings go.

 

Have you ever seen a sample of Guarneri del Gesu's handwriting, other than numbers and hash lines on a label?

Have you ever known of an illiterate fiddle maker? That classifies as an oxymorn.

How could such a person exist? In light of reason and common sense?

 

 

Joe

 

 

You know a lot of people have spent a lot of time on MN trying to be helpful to you. But with replies like these you just underline the fact that you are just a rude, boring old (even if you are young) fart. 

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