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PRINTING TYPES, THEIR HISTORY, FORMS AND USE. Daniel Berkeley Updike

PRINTING TYPES, THEIR HISTORY, FORMS AND USE.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME I

                                                         Page
INTRODUCTION                                              xli

    I. THE INVENTION OF PRINTING: THE CUTTING AND
       CASTING OF TYPES IN RELATION TO THEIR DESIGN         3
   II. A FONT OF TYPE AND ITS CASE: THE TYPOGRAPHICAL
       POINT: POINT-SET AND LINING TYPES                   15
  III. THE LATIN ALPHABET AND ITS DEVELOPMENT UP TO
       THE INVENTION OF PRINTING                           38
   IV. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN GERMANY           58
    V. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN ITALY             70
   VI. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN FRANCE            82
  VII. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN THE NETHER-
       LANDS--HOLLAND AND BELGIUM                          93
 VIII. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN SPAIN             99
   IX. TYPES OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN ENGLAND          113
    X. THE ALDINE ITALIC                                  125
   XI. A WORD ON TYPE SPECIMENS                           133
  XII. GERMAN TYPES: 1500-1800
        I. EXAMPLES OF GERMAN PRINTING                    139
            1. XVI CENTURY                               139
            2. XVII CENTURY                              146
            3. XVIII CENTURY                             147
       II. GERMAN FOUNDRIES AND SPECIMENS                 149

 XIII. ITALIAN TYPES: 1500-1800
        I. EXAMPLES OF ITAUAN PRINTING                    159
            1. XVI CENTURY                               159
            2. XVII CENTURY                              165
            3. XVIII CENTURY                             170
       II. ITALIAN FOUNDRIES AND SPECIMENS                179
  XIV. FRENCH TYPES: 1500-1800
        I. EXAMPLES OF FRENCH PRINTING                    188
            1. XVI CENTURY                               192
            2. XVII CENTURY                              205
            3. XVIII CENTURY                             213
       II. ROYAL TYPES AND THE IMPRIMERIE ROYALE          233
      III. THE FOURNIER FAMILY                            248
       IV. FRENCH FOUNDRIES AND SPECIMENS                 266

NOTES TO VOLUME I OF THIS EDITION                         277

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VOLUME II

 CHAPTER                                                 Page
   XV. TYPES OF THE NETHERLANDS: 1500-1800
        I. THE WORK OF THE PLANTIN PRESS                    3
       II. THE ELZEVIR EDITIONS                            15
      III. OTHER EXAMPLES OF NETHERLANDS PRINTING          23
            1. XVI CENTURY                                24
            2. XVII CENTURY                               28
            3. XVIII CENTURY                              32
       IV. NETHERLANDS FOUNDRIES AND SPECIMENS             35
  XVI. SPANISH TYPES: 1500-1800
        I. EXAMPLES OF SPANISH PRINTING                    45
            1. XVI CENTURY                                60
            2. XVII CENTURY                               67
            3. XVIII CENTURY                              70
       II. SPANISH FOUNDRIES AND SPECIMENS                 80
 XVII. ENGLISH TYPES: 1500-1800
        I. FROM PYNSON TO WILUAM CASLON                    88
       II. WILLIAM CASLON AND THE CASLON FOUNDRY          101
      III. JOHN BASKERVILLE                               107
       IV. WILSON, FRY, MARTIN, AND OTHER FOUNDERS        116
        V. EXAMPLES OF ENGUSH PRINTING                    124
            1. XVI CENTURY                               125
            2. XVII CENTURY                              130
            3. XVIII CENTURY                             133
XVIII. TYPES USED IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES, AND SOME
       EARLY AMERICAN SPECIMENS                           149

  XIX. NINETEENTH CENTURY "CLASSICAL" TYPES. BODONI
       AND THE DIDOTS
        I. THE "CLASSICAL" MOVEMENT                       159
       II. GIAMBATTISTA BODONI                            163
      III. THE DIDOT FAMILY                               176
       IV. NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH FOUNDRIES AND
           SPECIMENS                                      181
   XX. ENGLISH TYPES: 1800-1844                           188
  XXI. REVIVAL OF CASLON AND FELL TYPES                   198
 XXII. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN REVIVAL OF EARLY TYPE-
       FORMS AND ITS EFFECT ON CONTINENTAL TYPES
        I. ENGLAND AND THE UNITED STATES                  202
       II. THE CONTINENT                                  219
XXIII. THE CHOICE OF TYPES FOR A COMPOSING-ROOM           226
 XXIV. INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS OF THE PAST AND THEIR
       RELATION TO THE PRINTER'S PROBLEM TO-DAY
        I. INTRODUCTORY                                   245
       II. EARLY CONDITIONS IN THE FRENCH PRINTING
           INDUSTRY                                       247
      III. SOME SIXTEENTH CENTURY LABOUR TROUBLES         253
       IV. PRINTING AT PARIS IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND
           EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES                           258
        V. THE CENSORSHIP                                 266
       VI. RATE OF PRODUCTION, HOURS OF LABOUR, ETC.      270
      VII. CONCLUSION                                     272

NOTES TO VOLUME II OF THIS EDITION                        277
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SPECIMENS                           297
INDEX                                                     299