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The Practice of Typography; a Treatise on the Processes of Type-Making, the ...
Theodore Low De Vinne
No preview available - 2013
8-point abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz agate American Type Founders antimony antique black-letter bodies of types body-marks bold bold-face born Bourgeois brevier broad-faced Bruce Caslon cast centimetres century characters Cicero composition compositor Corps Didot died Double pica double small-pica electrotype Elzevir engraving extra condensed fashion fat-face font Fournier France French George Bruce's gothic great-primer hair-lines height inch irregular Jenson job printers John larger sizes leaded light-face lines long-primer body machine MacKellar matrices metal Minion modernized old-style mould Nicolas Jenson nonpareil old-style ornamental pantograph Paragon Paris Pearl peculiarities pica body point system preferred printers publishers punch-cutter punches quadrats readable reader roman and italic roman type schwabacher Scotch-face selected serifs shown small capitals small-pica Smiths & Jordan solid specimen books standard stems stereotyping style text-letter text-type thick tion two-line letters Type Founders Company Type Foundry type-casting type-founders type-making type-metal typography wear width York
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 189 - AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM aa bb CC dd ee ff gg hh
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.