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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 9:22 am 
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Perfumes and their Preparation by George William Askinson ( - ).


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Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes since the days of Ancient Persia and Egypt in order to improve their personal smell. In this work, Askinson traces the history of perfumery and gives us an overview of the sources of perfumes and how they are manipulated to enhance our lives. ( Lynne Thompson)






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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55735
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George William Askinson) : n/a
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 31
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1892
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: perfume, odor, smell, aroma, hygiene, cosmetics

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  • 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

  • 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 Perfumes and their Preparation. 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]"
    • Say:
      "Perfumes and their Preparation, by George William Askinson. [Chapter name and part if appropriate]"

    END of recording
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      "End of Perfumes and their Preparation, by George William Askinson. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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    perfumesandtheirpreparation_##_askinson_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. perfumesandtheirpreparation_01_askinson_128kb.mp3)

    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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    • 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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Wish I had the time to take a bigger section right now, but how about if I read the first two and last two sections? 0,1,32,33

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 6:26 pm 
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Very cool! I would like to read sections 8 and 9 on The Extraction of Odors. I wonder if Suesskind's "The Perfume" was accurate in that respect ;-)

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 6:56 pm 
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silverquill wrote:
Wish I had the time to take a bigger section right now, but how about if I read the first two and last two sections? 0,1,32,33

Thank you.

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 6:58 pm 
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Availle wrote:
Very cool! I would like to read sections 8 and 9 on The Extraction of Odors. I wonder if Suesskind's "The Perfume" was accurate in that respect ;-)

I'll sign you up.

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 8:21 pm 

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Lynnet wrote:
silverquill wrote:
Wish I had the time to take a bigger section right now, but how about if I read the first two and last two sections? 0,1,32,33

Thank you.


Good, except you put me in for 1 and 2 instead of 0 and 1

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Post Posted:: October 15th, 2017, 8:42 pm 
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silverquill wrote:
Lynnet wrote:
silverquill wrote:
Wish I had the time to take a bigger section right now, but how about if I read the first two and last two sections? 0,1,32,33

Thank you.


Good, except you put me in for 1 and 2 instead of 0 and 1

Oops, I'll change it

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Also wondering -- since the Chapter numbers and Section numbers don't match, would it be better to read "Section" in the intro and outro instead of "Chapter" to avoid confusion? Or should we use "Chapter" but have it match the actual chapter rather than the section?

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Post Posted:: October 16th, 2017, 8:11 am 
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silverquill wrote:
Also wondering -- since the Chapter numbers and Section numbers don't match, would it be better to read "Section" in the intro and outro instead of "Chapter" to avoid confusion? Or should we use "Chapter" but have it match the actual chapter rather than the section?

Yes, section may be better. I'll change the first post.

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:D Do you need a DPL?

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Post Posted:: October 21st, 2017, 9:38 pm 

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Here is the Preface:


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/perfumesandtheirpreparation_00_askinson_128kb.mp3 6:17

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HZFerr wrote:
:D Do you need a DPL?

Thank you!

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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2017, 3:55 am 
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silverquill wrote:

Thank you

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What an interesting project!

I would like to claim 2, 3, 12, 13

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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2017, 8:35 am 
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msfry wrote:
What an interesting project!

I would like to claim 2, 3, 12, 13

Thank you. There are some challenges, but I know you'll deal with them 8-)

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