Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use; A Study in Survivals, Volume 1: 3rd Edition

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...century, typographical material in American printing-houses--at any rate before the Revolution--was almost all foreign. Franklin records in his Autobiography that his brother James secured both his press and type from England, and there are repeated allusions to the necessity of procuring such materials abroad for various Colonial printing-offices. When manager of Keimer's press in Philadelphia, Franklin writes: "Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James's in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now con 1 Thomas's History of Printing, Worcester, 1810, Vol. I, pp. 251 et seq. In the broadside Account of the Fire at Harvard College, dated January 25,1794, among the losses chronicled, this paragraph occurs: "A font of Greek types (which, as we had not yet a printing-office, was reposited in the library) presented by our great benefactor the late worthy Thomas Hollis, Esq; of London; whose picture, as large as the life, and institutions for two Professorships and ten Scholarships perished in the flames." tri ved a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the matrices in lead, and thus supply'd in a pretty tolerable way all deficiencies." The earliest types in such offices as that of Bradford, the first New York printer, were probably Dutch and English; later types were English, and chiefly those of Caslon--although after 1775 (roughly speaking), type was made in North America. Primers and books, newspapers and broadsides, were mostly printed in Caslon old style types in the mid-eighteenth century and up to the Revolution. Indeed, the Declaration of Independence itself was printed in the Caslon letter. It was the face commonly in ...

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Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: .century, typographical material in American printing-houses--at any rate before the Revolution--was almost all foreign. Franklin records in his Autobiography that his brother James secured both his press and type from England, and there are repeated allusions to the necessity of procuring such materials abroad for various Colonial printing-offices. When manager of Keimer s press in Philadelphia, Franklin writes: Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James s in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now con 1 Thomas s History of Printing, Worcester, 1810, Vol. I, pp. 251 et seq. In the broadside Account of the Fire at Harvard College, dated January 25,1794, among the losses chronicled, this paragraph occurs: A font of Greek types (which, as we had not yet a printing-office, was reposited in the library) presented by our great benefactor the late worthy Thomas Hollis, Esq; of London; whose picture, as large as the life, and institutions for two Professorships and ten Scholarships perished in the flames. tri ved a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the matrices in lead, and thus supply d in a pretty tolerable way all deficiencies. The earliest types in such offices as that of Bradford, the first New York printer, were probably Dutch and English; later types were English, and chiefly those of Caslon--although after 1775 (roughly speaking), type was made in North America. Primers and books, newspapers and broadsides, were mostly printed in Caslon old style types in the mid-eighteenth century and up to the Revolution. Indeed, the Declaration of Independence itself was printed in the Caslon letter. It was the face commonly in . Seller Inventory # BTE9780674503892

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