[Dundas]: The Aliquando Press, . Small octavo, 17.5 x 14 cm. Cased in quarter tan cloth, with paper title-label to the spine, and green and gold French marbled paper covered boards; gold parchment-paper endpapers. Unpaginated [pp. 48]. A fine copy. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper “employing many of the typographic and graphic resources of the Press.” A rich variety of types, ornaments, decorations, and colours are used throughout. One of 70 copies, this being number 56 of 60 copies comprising the regular state. Item #222
“Whenever I go to Toronto, I pass by an illuminated billboard at the west end of the city advertising Inglis home appliances. The special feature of the billboard appears across the bottom: a varying display of aphorisms- an anomaly amidst the advertising signage. Subtle in daylight, these messages give meaning to the Toronto skyline at night.
Aphorisms, epigrams, proverbs, and adages- succinct expressions of general truth- have offered wisdom, advice, and rules of conduct throughout our recorded history. Biblical proverbs, Buddhist and Hindu sutras, and other sacred and secular texts remind us how to live our lives.
During the past five or six years I have recorded some of the most appealing of the aphorisms displayed on the Inglis billboard and I have added a few anonymous texts from other sources. The folk at Inglis are to be congratulated on their sense of responsibility to the public by presenting texts that offer a moral code and remind us of our fragile humanity.” - Will Rueter.
[The Aliquando Century, BK 97.].
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