THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. V No. 6

31 March 2001

ISSN 1089-764X


Published bimonthly by whim and fancy for the Avram Davidson Society.
Contents copyright 2001 The Nutmeg Point District Mail and assigned to
individual contributors. All rights reserved.

Henry Wessells, Editor.
Cooper Wessells, Honorary Secretary.

All correspondence to:
TEMPORARY CULTURE
Post Office Box 43072, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-0072
Electronym: wessells@aol.com

Use this electronym for requests to be added to or dropped from the
mailing list. Back issues are archived at the Avram Davidson Website,
URL : http://www.avramdavidson.org/

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THE ORIGINATING ADDRESS

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SPECIAL DIGITAL IMAGE ISSUE

The gallery of digital images is now functioning at the Avram
Davidson Website, with maps, digital facsimiles of bibliographical
interest, and several items that can only be classed under the heading
of Curiosities.

The URL is http://www.avramdavidson.org/gallery.htm

Map of British Hidalgo (with place names ! brilliant color !)
http://www.avramdavidson.org/hidalgo.htm

Map of Scythia-Pannonia (with permission of cartographer John Westfall)
http://www.avramdavidson.org/spt-map.jpg

The Phoenix and the Mirror covers and title pages of the Doubleday,
Ace, and Russian pirate editions

Plus the Vilvoy hardcover bindings, Joyleg, Polly Charms, Mandrakes,
Witches (upsetting all stereotypical images), and, most curious of
all, Dorothy Pentreath, the last person to speak the Cornish language.

When your editor noticed this plate in an extra-illustrated edition
of the works of Peter Pindar, he made a picture for the website, as
something unusual, but with absolutely no idea that Davidson
had written Reno Odlin on the subject . . . serendipity.

http://www.avramdavidson.org/cornish.htm

Or see below.

File sizes have been reduced to make the gallery more readily
accessible. More images will be added on an ongoing basis. There
are also a number of pages and images realted to some of your editor's
other interests, including a visual history of Temporary Culture,

Continuous thanks to the heroic Jim Nicholson, whose generosity
and server make the Avram Davidson Website available.

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AVRAM DAVIDSON SOCIETY MEETING

The next meeting of the Avram Davidson Society will be held on
Monday 23 April 2001 in New York City, in the upstairs restaurant at
Zen Palate, 16th Street and Union Square East at 12:30.  All are
welcome to attend the luncheon gathering.  R.S.V.P. to the editor
at wessells@aol.com by Wednesday 18 April.

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VERGIL MAGUS EXPLAINED : A NOTE FROM RENO ODLIN

In furthering his quest to differentiate the Imperium in which
Vergil Magus dwelt from that