Exhibition & Market of Machinery, Implements & Material Used by Printers, Stationers, Papermakers and Kindred Trades; Official Catalogue of Exhibits

Exhibition & Market of Machinery, Implements & Material Used by Printers, Stationers, Papermakers and Kindred Trades; Official Catalogue of Exhibits

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Account-book papers are also used very largely in manugraphic stationery, and are indeed necessary fittings of an office. The manufacture of account books is a business of its own, and would occupy far too much space to induce any attempt at description. The best account books contain the best paper naturally. It must stand scratching out, the wear and tear of daily reference, the test of time, frequent trials of other severe nature, and has to be particularly well sized to bear red and other coloured inks. What applies to the paper is equally applicable to the binding, so that a good account book is a very first class article and requires all that skill and money can do. When it is understood that cheap imitations are produced, it can also be understood that account books vary from good to bad in all the stages of inferiority suggested by modern improvements and progress. A good account book is like a good sheet of-writing paper--a specimen of skill and beauty; the former illustrating man's highest attainments; the latter depicting sterling worth and purity of work and material. The cheap account book is an effort to lead the public to regard the above virtues as an unnecessary expense, but honours their superiority by as close an imitation and as deceitful a result as possible. Such may be termed a very terse summary of the papers required by a stationer for manugraphic use. Other papers may be kept, and a general assortment of printings, such as demys, double demys, double crowns, &c, will be found needful. In all cases the retailer will find it is the best policy to deal with a large wholesale stationer. Some prefer sending to the paper mill. This is also in some instances preferred by the mill. As a rule, however, a wholesale stationer...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560531
  • 9781236560537