I posted this elseware on this forum, but did not really get a response. Maybe I’ll have a better chance here amoung fellow traditional Catholics? Here it is-
This is not an advertisement, I’m just looking for feedback. I would like to conduct an “interest poll”. I am in the early stages of producing a facsimile reprint of the original 1582 Rheims New Testament and the 1635 Douay Old Testament (this is not the popular Challoner revision of the Douay Rheims). It will be printed in 5 volumes (approx 2800 pages total). 4 for the Old Testament, 1 for the New. The page size will be 8 1/4" by 10 3/4" (the largest reprint I know of to date). The format will be black case wrap hardcovers. The source for the reprint is a reproduction that was done privately in the mid-80’s. The approximate price will be around $200 for the whole set. I have had some preliminary scans done and printed some sample pages. They don’t look too bad. In my opinion, they are better than the source documents because they are bigger. I am fully aware that a facsimile produced from scans of the originals would be superior to my edition. Unfortunately, the people with the funds to do such a thing are not doing it. The reason I am conducting a poll is because of the money I will have to put forward to do it. It is no small chunk of change. I would be interested in your feedback on this. What do you think? How many of you would be interested in such a set?