New PDF release: Dictionary of Typography and its Accessory Arts (Cambridge

By John Southward

ISBN-10: 1108009069

ISBN-13: 9781108009065

The son of a Liverpool-based printer, John Southward (1840-1902) used to be a prolific author and editor of books at the topic. He edited the Printers' sign up from 1886 to 1890, and his smooth Printing: A instruction manual remained a typical paintings for apprentice printers and compositors good into the 20 th century. This dictionary of phrases hired in printing workplaces was once one in every of his past works, firstly issued as a per month serial in the Printers' sign in. The ensuing excessive call for resulted in the ebook of a moment variation in booklet structure in 1875. Painstakingly compiled, it covers the historical past and perform of typography, and offers references to different works the place additional details are available. Over a century later, the expertise and terminology of typesetting and printing have gone through huge, immense adjustments, yet this ebook continues to be a desirable image of the British printing within the mid-to-late 19th century.

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The son of a Liverpool-based printer, John Southward (1840-1902) used to be a prolific author and editor of books at the topic. He edited the Printers' sign in from 1886 to 1890, and his smooth Printing: A instruction manual remained a typical paintings for apprentice printers and compositors good into the 20th century.

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The size of a book,usually written 12mo. It is formed by folding a sheet of paper into twelve portions or leaves, making twentyfour pages. —These are similar to those described above under the heading DRY COLOURS, only they are ground in a mill to a very fine powder. In using them, however, for printing purposes, instead of being mixed with the varnish, they are dusted over it; that is to say, the forme is rolled over with varnish, as with ordinary ink, and after the impression is pulled the colours are dusted over it with a broad camel's-hair brush or a clean hare's foot; some pressmen use wool.

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