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A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and ...
Talbot Baines Reed
No preview available - 2013
2-line English alphabet Andrews appears Arabic artist Baskerville Baskerville's beautiful Bible Birmingham Black body Bowyer Brevier broadside Canon Catalogue Caxton century character Chiswell Street Colard Mansion copy Cottrell curious Dominica Double Pica Dutch early edition Edmund Fry England English typography engraved Ethiopic face facsimile famous folio foundry fount Glasgow Grammar Greek Greek types Hansard Hebrew interesting Irish issued Jackson James John John Baskerville Joseph Moxon labour Latin Letter Founder letter-founding list of matrices London Long Primer lower-case master mentions metal mould Moxon Nichols Nonpareil original matrices Oxford Paris Pica Roman Polyglot printers Printing Types probably produced published punch-cutting punches and matrices purchased Roman and Italic Roman letter Rowe Samaritan Saxon says sheet Small Pica Specimen Book Specimen of Printing Star Chamber subsequently Syriac Testament Thomas trade two-line typefounding Types cast typography University Vincent Figgins vols William Caslon Wilson
Page 150 - I do not love thee, Doctor Fell, The reason why I cannot tell ; But this alone I know full well, I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.* 1 Sec Proverbial Expressions.
Page 277 - Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous of contributing to the perfection of them.
Page 166 - A specimen of the Several sorts of Letter given to the University by Dr. John Fell, late Lord Bishop of Oxford. To which is added, the Letter given by Mr. F. Junius. Oxford, printed at the Theater, AD 1693.
Page 136 - Court doth award that you be led back to the place from whence you came, and from thence to be drawn upon...
Page 161 - She supported herself by keeping school, and was afterwards tutoress in the family of the Duchess-dowager of Portland, " where," says this writer, "we have visited her in her sleeping-room at Bulstrode, surrounded with books and dirtiness, the usual appendages of folk of learning.
Page 286 - Stranger, Beneath this cone, in unconsecrated ground, A friend to the liberties of mankind directed his body to be inurned. May the example contribute to emancipate thy mind From the idle fears of Superstition, And the wicked Arts of Priesthood ! 74.
Page 322 - In a country so remote from all connection with European artists, he has been obliged to charge himself with all the various occupations of the Metallurgist, the Engraver, the Founder, and the Printer.
Page 284 - Readers in the Nation ; for the Strokes of your Letters, being too thin and narrow, hurt the Eye, and he could never read a Line of them without Pain. "I thought," said I, "you were going to complain of the Gloss of the Paper, some object to.
Page 277 - It is not my desire to print many books ; but such only, as are books of Consequence, of intrinsic merit, or established Reputation, and which the public may be pleased to see in an elegant dress, and to purchase at such a price, as will repay the extraordinary care and expense that must necessarily be bestowed upon them...