Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Beautiful Greek Works of the Stephani Are Especially Valued for Their Correctness (1861)

Five Black Arts: A Popular Account of the History, Processes of Manufacture, and Uses of Printing, Pottery, Glass, Gas-Light, Iron (Columbus: Follett, Foster, and Company, 1861), plate 2.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Invention Was Soon Taken Up in America (1896)

Walter Jerrold, The Triumphs of the Printing Press (London: S.W. Patridge and Company, 1896), cover.

Monday, July 21, 2014

These Piles of Dull Lead, These Casks of Sparkling Antimony, This Copper, and This Tin, Go to Form the Grand Amalgam of Which Type Is Made (1871)

Thomas MacKellar, The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, Containing Complete Instructions for Beginners, as Well as Practical Directions for Managing Every Department of a Printing Office. With Several Useful Tables, Numerous Schemes for Imposing Forms in Every Variety, Hints to Authors, Etc. (Philadelphia: MacKellar, Smiths, and Jordan, 1871), 29.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Combination of Levers Which Give Motion to the Screw Diminish the Labour of the Workman (1833)

"The Commercial History of a Penny Magazine." Monthly Supplement of The Penny Magazine. (November 30, 1833): 504.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Compositor's Lower Case (1828)

John Johnson, An Abridgment of Johnson's Typographia: or the Printer's Instructor; with an Appendix (Boston: C.L. Adams, 1828), 119.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Compositor's Upper Case (1828)

John Johnson, An Abridgment of Johnson's Typographia: or the Printer's Instructor; with an Appendix (Boston: C.L. Adams, 1828), 118.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Printing (1892)

The American Bookmaker: A Journal of Technical Art and Information 15 (August 1892): 33.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Fount of Letter, as Considered by Letter Founders (1828)

John Johnson, An Abridgment of Johnson's Typographia: or the Printer's Instructor; with an Appendix (Boston: C.L. Adams, 1828), 53.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Caxton Showing the First Proof Sheet to the Abbot of Westminster (1896)

Walter Jerrold, The Triumphs of the Printing Press (London: S.W. Patridge and Company, 1896), image preceding title page.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gutenberg and Faust's First Proof from Movable Type (1871)

Thomas MacKellar, The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, Containing Complete Instructions for Beginners, as Well as Practical Directions for Managing Every Department of a Printing Office. With Several Useful Tables, Numerous Schemes for Imposing Forms in Every Variety, Hints to Authors, Etc. (Philadelphia: MacKellar, Smiths, and Jordan, 1871), image prefactory to title page.