So I made a couple of decisions about my project
1. Since I'd gone the route of scanning the book and saving it...I tried my once much more creative hand at doing some hand-drawn work. I HATED IT. It all just became a big mess. When I then tried altering using my computer I was far happier with the outcome. What a trip on me---got all the drawing/painting tools and whatnot together & now it turns out on this one I will only need a glue stick & my computer. Here is the result of the cover, frontispiece and the first page of the text...viola!