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The Art and Craft of Printing

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Author: William Morris
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,786 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.7
LoC Category: TT
Downloads: 1,746
Added to site: 2010.03.11
mnybks.net#: 26954
Genre: Instructional

A note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press, together with a short description of the press by S. C. Cockerell, and an annotated list of the books printed thereat.

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uence of the beautiful early types of Peter Schoeffer of Mainz, Gunther Zainer of Augsburg, and Anthony Koburger of Nuremberg; but, even more than the Golden type, it has a strong character of its own, which differs largely from that of any mediæval fount. It has recently been pirated abroad, and is advertised by an enterprising German firm as 'Die amerikanische Triumph-Gothisch.' The Golden type has perhaps fared worse in being remodelled in the United States, whence, with much of its character lost, it has found its way back to England under the names 'Venetian,' 'Italian,' and 'Jenson.' It is strange that no one has yet had the good sense to have the actual type of Nicholas Jenson reproduced.

The third type used at the Kelmscott Press, called the 'Chaucer,' differs from the Troy type only in size, being Pica instead of Great Primer. It was cut by Mr. Prince between February and May, 1892, and was ready in June. Its first appearance is in the list of chapters and glossary of The Recuyell of the

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