The Library, Volume 10

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Sir John Young Walker MacAlister, Alfred William Pollard, Ronald Brunlees McKerrow, Sir Frank Chalton Francis
Oxford University Press, 1898 - Bibliography
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Page 136 - Next as to type. By instinct rather than by conscious thinking it over, I began by getting myself a fount of Roman type. And here what 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, as all later type has grown to be owing to commercial exigencies.
Page 267 - And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Page 97 - Non-Christian 300 Sociology 310 Statistics 320 Political science 330 Political economy 340 Law 350 Administration 360 Associations and institutions 370 Education 380 Commerce.
Page 136 - I entirely eschewed contractions, except for the " &," and had very few tied letters, in fact none but the absolutely necessary ones. Keeping xv.b xvij my end steadily in view, I designed a black-letter type which I think I may claim to be as readable as a Roman one, and to say the truth, I prefer it to the Roman. This type is of the size called Great Primer (the Roman type is of "English...
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Page 136 - After a while I felt that I must have a Gothic as well as a Roman fount ; and herein the task I set myself was to redeem the Gothic character from the charge of unreadableness which is commonly brought against it.
Page 136 - Jenson produced the completest and most Roman characters from 1470 to 1476. This type I studied with much care, getting it photographed to a big scale, and drawing it over many times before I began designing my own letter; so that though I think I mastered the essence of it, I did not copy it servilely; in fact, my Roman type, especially in the lower case, tends rather more to the Gothic than does Jensen's.
Page 236 - Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows : Short Title. 1. This Act may be cited as the " Elementary Education (Orders) Act, 1874.

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