Books! An English/Czech dictionary, an English/Malay dictionary, a 1934 book on some rock carvings in Jena, a book on historic Gdansk, a couple of Polish almanacs (1969 and 1979) a Polish book on Business English, and one on letter-writing. Oh, and a Lithuanian/English dictionary, as I definitely want in on the Finno-Ugrics, and didn't have the heart to leave it there, sad and unloved.
There was a bunch of Russian titles but a) my Cyrillic is bloody rusty, and b) the titles didn't convey a lot of meaning to me, which makes me wonder if they weren't fiction (which isn't what I'm after, at least at this stage.
BTW, next on my purchase list for the new venture is an A3 book scanner, as in one specifically engineered to cope with spines, fragility, and all the other characteristics that separate the unbound page from our greatest treasures.
...and would probably be safer using them than this clumsy oaf (totally not sub-tooting the likes of KO and Z here) so - where was I - if you want to scan a family treasure and don't want to shell out ArtLab prices, my kit will be our kit.
Imminent kit list will be shitty little CNC router/laser engraver that I need to play with so I can write the software I need, scanner as just disclosed, 300x200mm 40W laser cutter. Followed by a small CNC-capable milling machine.
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