The Practice of Typography: A Treatise on the Processes of Type-making, the Point System, the Names, Sizes, Styles, and Prices of Plain Printing Types, Volume 1

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Century Company, 1899 - Graphic design (Typography) - 403 pages
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Page 329 - books ? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private,as compared with what we spend on
Page 94 - Archbishop Parker, in a letter to Lord Burleigh, dated December 13, 1572, writes: "To the better accomplishment of this worke and other that shall followe, I have spoken to Daie the printer to cast a new Italian letter, which he is
Page 189 - AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM aa bb CC dd ee ff gg hh
Page 189 - ww XX YY ZZ nn oo PP qq rr ss tt uu vv ww XX yy zz
Page 241 - The book-printing of the present day is disgraced by a mixture of fat, lean, and heterogeneous types, which to the eye of taste is truly disgusting ; and it may perhaps be said with truth that a much greater improvement has taken place in the printing of handbills than of books.
Page 328 - for furniture, but nothing else so beautifully furnishes a house. Give us the home furnished with books rather than with furniture. Both if you can, but books at any rate.
Page 32 - A font of type is a complete assortment of all the characters that will be required in the composition of an ordinary text. Sorts is the name given to a partial collection of one or more of the characters of a font.
Page 65 - of darkness. It was called the Pie because it was written in letters of black and red, as the Friars de Pica were so named from their parti-coloured raiment black and
Page 323 - ANTIQUE differs from roman in the boldness of its lines : stem, serif, and so-called hair-line are always of greater thickness. The general effect of a composition in this style is that of blackness and squareness.
Page 94 - the Plantin of old English typographers, while his character and reputation scarcely suffer diminution from a comparison with those of his illustrious contemporary.

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