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" Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous... "
Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use; a Study in Survivals - Page 109
by Daniel Berkeley Updike - 1922
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A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and ...

Talbot Baines Reed - Type and type-founding - 1887 - 379 pages
...there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure as that of Letter Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters,...contributing to the perfection of them. I formed to myself ideas of greater accuracy than had yet appeared, and have endeavoured to produce a Sett of Types...
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A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and ...

Talbot Baines Reed - Type and type-founding - 1887 - 379 pages
...a letter-founder. He says : " Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure as that of Letter Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous...
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 23 - Poland ...

Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1978 - 520 pages
...also wrote in the Milton preface: "Amongst the several mechanic arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much...steadiness and pleasure as that of letter-founding." His roman is still basically that of the Renaissance, but the thinning hair lines and thickening main...
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A Book Lover's Journal

Addison Wesley - Literary Collections - 1986 - 160 pages
...his fortune crafting japanned enamelware, but in his mid-forties he retired to pursue an obsession: "Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters,...desirous of contributing to the perfection of them." He spent seven years designing the alphabet that bears his name, a beautifully balanced and extraordinarily...
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Anatomy of a Typeface

Alexander S. Lawson - Crafts & Hobbies - 1990 - 428 pages
...explain why he had become a printer: Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure as that of Letter- Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous...
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Typographic Milestones

Allan Haley - Architecture - 1992 - 152 pages
...of Milton. In the preface he wrote, "Amongst the several mechanical Arts that engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much...Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters. 1 became insensibly deBy i758, Baskerville had produced eight fonts of type. It was then that he offered...
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Typographic Specimens: The Great Typefaces

Philip B. Meggs, Rob Carter - Architecture - 1993 - 415 pages
...modern nation developed as a result A mongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much...steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. J\U aving been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibh Ль desirous of contributing...
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Indie Fonts 2/Ed

Richard Kegler
...the object of our mutual pursuit. U Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that or Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous...
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Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children's Literature in English

Susan-Ann Cooper, Ada Hudson - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 239 pages
...histories of the book. He wrote: Amongst the several mechanic arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much...desirous of contributing to the perfection of them. Birmingham was for the eighteenth century what we should call today a high tech centre, and because...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1876
...there is no one which I have pursued with BO much steadiness and pleasure as that of letter founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of letters,...became insensibly desirous of contributing to the beauty of them. I formed to myself ideas of greater accuracy than bad yet appeared, and have endeavoured...
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