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    Re: Slocum's lunars
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Dec 18, 02:56 -0500

    I've asked some friends who have some historical knowledge of printing about 
    this. They don't have any information at hand as to how large amounts of 
    columnar material were typeset at that time, but our feeling was that the 
    columns could easily have been set up--as columns--and then locked into the 
    chaise for printing the entire page.
    Regardless of whether that was commonly done, it could easily have been done, 
    and it is entirely possible that some printer's apprentice literally picked 
    up the wrong column of type (numbers all look alike, so to speak) and locked 
    it up onto the wrong page. It might be worth looking at the "wrong" column, 
    and then other pages, to see if that wrong column literally should have been 
    on another page. A duplicate, or a transposition, would be possible.

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