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Dictionary
Dictionary is a response to the book Iona by Fiona MacLeod. Much of the language featured in her book was new to me as the book was written over a hundred years ago. I wanted to preserve these often beautiful and interesting words so I compiled them in this book with definitions, like a bespoke dictionary for readers of Iona. After I returned the book to the library I also placed a copy of my Dictionary next to Iona for people to discover. More Info
The copy of Iona that I read was an edition that was scanned from an originally letterpressed print of the book. Many of the errors inherent with letterpress printing, such as filled in counters of letters where too much ink has been used, were present on every page of the book. In order to preserve this in my Dictionary, I scanned each word that I defined and printed them as they appeared in the book, errors and all.


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