No, it's seldom,that printing and delivering date is known to authors, I would assume. That's mostly in the hand of the publishers ... and these are often not in a hurry. So it still may take some time. I don't know about the publisher.Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:Sounds promising. Did he say where it would be published, and when?
Trionfi.com, Franco Pratesi, you and Thierry Depaulis are noted somewhere, so Esch reflected at least on some or one of the articles of Franco and the general attention before (which were quoted by Franco's first article of the series, which started with the Esch article). So possibly our activity and interest might have caused, that he extended on playing cards (but he expresses himself, that this is a completion of his earlier series on the archive, so it might be something, what he anyway had as a plan).
How much this will be, I don't know, Franco expressed himself optimistic, that it would be much and possibly would solve all our other problems with the Roman archive.
Esch has added to his data notes "on the merchants – importer and their typical merchandise and some further events, on card games, taken from Penitenzieria Apostolica."
So there is some additional material, and this might be very interesting, too. But I've seen only a few sentences of the letter.