By Harry Carter
A View of Early Typography has lengthy been considered as the vintage textual content at the creation and use of variety within the first a hundred and fifty years of printing. via concentrating on variety, Harry Carter is going to the center of layout, the purpose at which the cloth strategies of printing meet the highbrow matters of publishers and the character of the texts they post. one of the themes coated: 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 advent during which James Mosley explains the importance of the ebook and offers a quick account of Carter's existence and paintings.
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H. B ohatta ( 1928 ) . 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.
Plantin named its various features in his Dialogue of 1 567. A year later quite a different kind of tool was illustrated in the Stiindebuch of verses by Hans Sachs about mankind's various 1 W. and L. Hellinga, The Fifteenth-Century Printing Types of the Low Countries (Amsterdam, 1966}, p. 20 (of Veldener}, p. 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.
Xviii , 1 9 1 7 ) . Enschede, Fonderies : C h . Enschede, Fonderies de caracteres e t leur materiel dans les Pays-Bas du XV• au XIX' siecle (Haarlem, 1908 ) . Hain : L. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart, 1 826-3 8 ) . Harvard, French 1 6th Century Books : Harvard College Library, Depart ment of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manu scripts, Part i: French 1 6th Century Books, compiled by R. Mortimer (Cambridge, Mass. , 1964) . xii Le AB BREVIAT I O N S USED FOR REFERENCE 11 Le Be] Sixteenth-Century French Typefounders: the Le Be Memorandum, ed.