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The Practice of Typography: Modern Methods of Book Composition
Theodore Low De Vinne
No preview available - 2015
16 pages accents back margins blank body book-work boxes brass rule capital letters centre chapter heading characters chase column composition compositor copy correct cross-bar dash decoration distribution electrotype engraving face fault finger folded font foot-line galley Greek hair-line head-band illustrations inches indention initial letter inset irregular italic J. P. MAHAFFY justified keyboard large type leads leaf length lower-case machine maker-up mark mated matrices matter measure method mitred mould narrow needed nonpareil notes octavo offcut ordinary paging figures paper paragraph picas pieces placed plates position preferred pressman prevent printed printers printing-house proof proper quadrats quoins reader reglet roman roman numerals roman type running title Scheme selected separate sheet side side-sticks sizes slug small capitals small type solid square stick stoneman subheadings text type thick thin space tion title-page type-founders type-setting usually vertical width wood words
Page 150 - Curse on him!" quoth false Sextus — " Will not the villain drown ? But for this stay, ere close of day We should have sacked the town ! " "Heaven help him!" quoth Lars Porsena, " And bring him safe to shore; For such a gallant feat of arms Was never seen before.
Page 235 - Name alpha beta gamma delta epsilon zeta eta theta iota kappa lambda mu...
Page iii - Low. —The Practice of Typography Modern Methods of Book Composition a treatise on type-setting by hand and by machine and on the proper arrangement and imposition of pages by Theodore Low DeVinne, AM New York The Century Co.
Page 11 - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, - - - 1, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, Let all the Terms, A, B, C, &c.
Page 237 - Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda Mu...
Page 238 - We still, however, see the visible marks on the page, and we know that the acute accent ( ' ) can stand only on one of the last three syllables of a word ; the circumflex ( " ) on one of the last two ; the grave ( % ) only on the last.
Page 409 - Figures 5 and 8, horizontal teeth to engage the teeth in the upper end of the matrices and hold them in suspension. The teeth of the matrix for each letter differ in number or arrangement, or both, from the teeth of matrices bearing other letters, and the teeth on the lower edge of the distributor bar are correspondingly varied in arrangement at different points in the length of the bar.