Interlead

Just a quick Interlude (or should that be Interlead) before I continue with the blog posts about the Insights X 2016.

The first edition of the James Bond novel “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” from 1963 features a hand sharpened Mars Lumograph.

( Image from www.raptisrarebooks.com )
(Image from www.raptisrarebooks.com)

For comparison: here’s a similarly sharpened Mars Lumograph.

Hand sharpened Mars Lumograph
Hand sharpened Mars Lumograph

The photo of the James Bond book has been taken from the article about James Bond First Editions from Raptis Rare Books. I believe that showing the picture of the book in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

3 thoughts on “Interlead”

  1. I saw it on TV. I first thought it’s a round Mars (the picture wasn’t very clear), like the Stenofix, but with a black end, but when I found the image on the web I realised it’s the normal hexagonal version.

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