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" I wanted was letter pure in form; severe, without needless excrescences; solid, without the thickening and thinning of the line, which is the essential fault of the ordinary modern type, and which makes it difficult to read ; and not compressed laterally,... "
Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use; a Study in Survivals - Page 205
by Daniel Berkeley Updike - 1922
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The Quarterly review, Volume 190

1899
...without needless excrescences ; solid, without the thickening and thinning of the line, which is tha essential fault of the ordinary modern type, and which...has grown to be, owing to commercial exigencies.' (Cockerell, 'A note,' p. 3.) This is the description given by Morris himself of the type he required,...
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The Library, Volume 10

Sir John Young Walker MacAlister, Alfred William Pollard, Ronald Brunlees McKerrow, Sir Frank Chalton Francis - Bibliography - 1898
...Batchelor, of Little Chart, in imitation of a Bolognese paper of the fifteenth century, he goes on : " Next as to type. By instinct rather than by conscious...perfected Roman type, to wit, the works of the great Venet1an printers of the fifteenth century, of whom Nicholas Jenson produced the completes! and most...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 190

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1899
...rivulets of white run down the page, and by the selection of type not too thin, too oval, or too small. ' Letter pure in form ; severe, without needless excrescences...has grown to be, owing to commercial exigencies.' (Cockerell, 'A note,' p. 3.) This is the description given by Morris himself of the type he required,...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 190

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, George Walter Prothero, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV - History - 1899
...form ; severe, without needless excrescences ; solid, without the thickening and thirming of the liue, which is the essential fault of the ordinary modern...has grown to be, owing to commercial exigencies.' (Cockerell, ' A note,' p. 3.) This is the description given by Morris himself of the type he required,...
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The Library of William Andrews Clark, Jr: The Kelmscott and Doves Presses ...

William Andrews Clark, Cora Edgerton Sanders, Harrison Post - Doves Press - 1921 - 123 pages
...without the thickening and thinningoftheline,which is the essential fault of the ordinary modern type,and which makes it difficult to read; and not compressed...from which to take examples of this perfected Roman type,towit,the works of the great Venetian printers of the fifteenth century, of whom Nicholas Jenson...
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William Morris: poet, craftsman, socialist

Elisabeth Luther Cary - Artists - 1902 - 296 pages
...producing letters fine and generous in form, solid in line, without "preposterous thicks and thins," and not compressed laterally, "as all later type has grown to be owing to commercial exigencies." After he had drawn his letters on a large scale he had them reduced by photography to the working size...
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Anatomy of a Typeface

Alexander S. Lawson - Crafts & Hobbies - 1990 - 428 pages
...adhered to the Jenson model, maintaining its original purity insofar as possible. Cloister Oldstylc (ATF) form; severe, without needless excrescences; solid,...wit, the works of the great Venetian printers of the 15th century, of whom Nicolas Jenson produced the completest and the most Roman characters from 1470...
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