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A View of Early Typography has lengthy been considered as the vintage textual content at the construction and use of sort within the first a hundred and fifty years of printing. through targeting style, Harry Carter is going to the center of layout, the purpose at which the fabric methods of printing meet the highbrow issues of publishers and the character of the texts they submit. one of the issues lined: the range of letterforms (blackletter, roman, italic, and more); the tensions among Latin and the vernacular languages; and the institution of criteria of norms in style layout. it is a facsimile of the unique variation, of 1969, augmented via a brand new creation during which James Mosley explains the importance of the booklet and provides a quick account of Carter's existence and paintings.

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33 (of Braem). 2 T. L. De Vinne, The Invention of Printing (ISt ed. , New York, 1 876}, 2nd ed. (1 877}. p. 66. e. the one in Comelis van der Heyden, Corte instruccye ende onderwys, previously mentioned. 818187 c I8 THE TECHNI CALI TIES O F T Y P E callings with woodcuts by Jost Amman (Fig. I o . 1 Th� caste� is sitting and has resting on the flat of his left hand a pyranudal t g with a wooden base into which he is pouring molten metal Wlth his other hand. More things like it are on a shel£ It is impossible to tell from the illustration how this instrument would have worked -that is to say how it accommodated a matrix and produced type of various thickness.

INTR O D U C T ORY the subject dealt with in these pages, is regarded as contributing to the study of bibliography by the University's statute regulating the five James P. R. Lyell Lectures given every year at Oxford. So far, I think it is fair to say, only those biblio­ graphers who specialized in the incunabula have paid much attention to type ; but lately there have been signs that others concerned with books of a more recent time have come to appreciate its value at least as an indication of the origin of a piece of printed matter.

Campbell, Annates de la typographie neerlandaise au XV' siecle (The Hague, 1 8 74) and Supplements (1 878-90) . Constance Meade Collection, Oxford : a collection made by the late John Johnson, formerly housed in the University Press, now in the Bodleian Library. Coyecque, Actes : E. Coyecque, Recueil d'actes notaries relatift a l'histoire de Paris et de ses environs au XVI• siecle (Histoire generale de Paris, Collection de documents publiee sous les auspices de I' ldilite parisienne. Paris, vol.

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