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Post Posted:: February 6th, 2017, 8:52 pm 
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The Natural History of Chocolate by D. de Quelus (circa 1700). Translated by Richard Brookes (1700 - 1763)


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The Natural History of Chocolate being a Distinct and Particular Account of the Cocoa-tree, its Growth and Culture, and the Preparation, Excellent Properties, and Medicinal Virtues of its Fruit. Wherein the Errors of those who have wrote upon this Subject are discovered; the Best Way of Making Chocolate is explained; and several Uncommon Medicines drawn from it, are communicated. ( D. de Quelus)



This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-of-chocolate-by-d-de-quelus/




    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24588
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Early Modern; *Non-fiction/Nature; *Non-fiction/Medical; *Non-fiction/Health & Fitness

      Keywords that describe the book: 18th Century, food, botany, horticulture, chocolate, cacao

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of The Natural History of Chocolate. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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      historychocolate_##_quelus_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. historychocolate_01_quelus_128kb.mp3)
    9. Please ignore ID3 V tags. They will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg1001
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 4:10 am 
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Oh, choccies - perfect timing for Valentine's Day 8-)

Is there a reason why you divided chapter II of the second part into 4 pieces? To give more people a chance on this one maybe? If so, I'll take the final section only (section 9 in the MW) please. If not, I'll do the whole chapter II (sections 6 - 9) if you don't mind.

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 7:41 am 
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I did think chocolate would be nice for Valentine's Day and every day since it is medicinal. :wink:
I divided that chapter into section because I was trying to keep them short. It is unnecessary. I adjusted them now.
Section 6 is yours.
Thanks!
Amy :D

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 8:19 am 

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Oh man! Chocolate? I would like section 8 to start please.

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 9:00 am 
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It is yours, Jason
Thanks!
Amy :D

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 9:04 am 

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I haven't done in a while, but would you mind if I DPL?

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 11:28 am 
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I am glad to have you aboard, Chuck.
Thanks!
Amy :D

I will move us over to Readers Wanted.

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 5:18 pm 

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Why hello there, I would like to take on section 1 please of Chapter 1.

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 5:29 pm 
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Hi Michael,
It is yours.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post Posted:: February 7th, 2017, 6:44 pm 

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alg1001 wrote:
I am glad to have you aboard, Chuck.
Thanks!
Amy :D

I will move us over to Readers Wanted.


Sweet!

(Pun very much intended.)

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Post Posted:: February 12th, 2017, 8:28 pm 

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I'd like to claim Section 7. Thank you!


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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 6:15 am 
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Hi Ashbyag,
Section 7 is yours.
Thank you for your claim,
Amy :)

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Post Posted:: February 18th, 2017, 7:37 pm 
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here is section 6, with 19:34
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/historychocolate_06_quelus_128kb.mp3

Not an easy read, he uses semicolons where there should be fullstops... Interesting though, especially when he talks about his experiments to find out what chocolate - or rather: the cocoa bean - is made of.

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Post Posted:: February 19th, 2017, 5:43 am 
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Hi Ava,
I do like these launching old texts like this one, but sometimes the way they are written shows that it was a different time. When I first started I read for Amadis of Gaul. It had no quotation marks and changed who was speaking in the same paragraph. It was a nightmare to read.
I am glad that you found some interesting bits in this.
Thank you for your recording!
Amy :D

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Post Posted:: February 19th, 2017, 5:51 am 

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Hi there,

I'm currently recording and I'd like to ask a few questions on the pronunciation of some words. They are as follows:

Primitiæ
Calix (Is it Kay-lix or Ka-lix)
Pistilla

Thanks in advance :)

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