Types of the de Vinne Press; Specimens for the Use of Compositors, Proofreaders and Publishers

Types of the de Vinne Press; Specimens for the Use of Compositors, Proofreaders and Publishers

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...difficult for the printer to draw a just line between helping and meddling, but every one will admit that he should not cross the line that will make him liable to the charge of presumptuous interference. Experience teaches. To correct supposed errors unasked is dangerous and thankless. This Modernized Old-style is now used by the De Vinne Press as the text type of the Century Magazine and the St. Nicholas. Its light lines, that will not take or impart a strong black to print, commend it to all who desire a greater prominence to be given to engravings. -J Of Long-primer we have seventeen pairs of cases and one job case for roman, one pair and five job cases for italic, and two cases for accents; of i o-point we have eighteen pairs of cases for roman, two job cases for italic, and one case for accents. 10-point. Bruce MODERNIZED OLD-STYLE. No. 20 PRINTING from types is often slighted as formal, mechanical, and inartistic. Each type in a text is objected to as exactly like other types of that text. All lines of prose except in the first and last lines of a paragraph are of the same length. All pages except those that begin and end chapters are of the same height. There is no flexibility or freedom in arrangement. A page of type is squared, prim, precise, and of unvarying uniformity. It shows none of the dash and swing of free-hand penmanship, none of the receding in perspective or the strong contrasts of light and shade customary in copperplate and lithographic work, none of van- .... Measurement in 12-point ems ishing tints of photography, none of rAPTTAT I6I9 the ingenious combinations of letters Small CAPITALS 13 with ornament that gave charm to the Lower-case.. 11 medieval manuscript book. Printing ITALIC CAPS. 17 purely typographic...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605500
  • 9781236605504