The Printers' Vocabulary

The Printers' Vocabulary : A Collection of Some 2500 Technical Terms, Phrases, Abbreviations and Other Expressions Mostly Relating to Letterpress Printing, Many of Which Have Been in Use Since the Time of Caxton

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This book contains some two thousand five hundred technical words, etc., mostly relating to letterpress printing. It will surprise many persons that it has been possible to collect so many, but Mr. Jacobi has evidently spared no pains to gather in all he could possibly find. In, perhaps, a few instances he has included words scarcely cognate to his subject, such for instance as "Dextrine - a cheap substitute for gum," where neither the word itself, nor the explanation are quite satisfactory; but this is one of the few doubtful entries we have found in the vocabulary. It is a book which must have taken a great deal of trouble to compile, and which will be both of interest and use to all who have to deal with printers or printing. At the end is a specimen of a corrected proof. We congratulate Mr. Jacobi on the volume.
-The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, A Quarterly Journal, Volume 4 [1890]
The Printers' Vocabulary is another of Mr. Jacobi's useful manuals. The author has the great advantage of understanding what he is talking about, and has compiled a book a printer should keep on his shelf for reference, and authors too may consult it with advantage. We may suggest that in a second edition the exact date of the introduction of the machines mentioned should be given when possible. We observe that Mr. Jacobi has not succeeded any more than anyone else in discovering the etymology of "chapel." -The Athenaeum [1889]
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
  • English
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  • 1514132389
  • 9781514132388
  • 2,550,319