The Practice of Typography; A Treatise on Title-Pages, with Numerous Illustrations in Facsimile and Some Observations on the Early and Recent Printing of Books Volume 3

The Practice of Typography; A Treatise on Title-Pages, with Numerous Illustrations in Facsimile and Some Observations on the Early and Recent Printing of Books Volume 3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...long in another. It of translator or artist cannot be will be large enough when it is predetermined by any arbitrary reasonably perspicuous and is rule. It must be governed by fairly separated by a proper the length and size of other lines blank from other parts of the above or below, which may be title. CAESAR'S COMMENTARIES ON THE GALLIC AND CIVIL WARS WITH THE SUPPLEMENTARY BOOKS ATTRIBUTED TO HIRTIUS INCLUDING THE ALEXANDRIAN, AFRICAN AND SPANISH WARS LITERALLY TRANSLATED WITH NOTES AND A VERT ELABORATE INDEX LONDON GEORGE BELL AND SONS YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN 284 Different methods for the motto inserted between the abbreviations; the period is enough. F.R.S. seems better than P. R. S., which should be treated as one word. When there are many abbreviated titles, set the words in full without abbreviation, but in separate lines of very small type, under the name. Small capitals are customary for full honorary titles that have to be set in one line or more, but when these honorary titles make three or more lines, pearl or nonpareil lower-case letters will be a better choice, for they are more readable and will be more clearly printed. Reasons for Publication, or a minute specification of the lecture or address, or of the early book or manuscript, which may have been the occasion for the making of the book, are also frequently set in lower-case of roman or italic, and sometimes in a narrowed measure. This matter is often inserted after the name and honors of the author, but in the crowded title-page it is always a superfluity. The Motto of many lines in small lower-case of roman or italic is another troublesome adjunct to a title-page. French printers set it in half measure, in very small lower-case letter, and put it on the right side of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597516
  • 9781236597519