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Barnhart Brothers & Spindler / Pony specimen book and price list from Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Incorporated: comprising a large variety of types, rules, borders, printing presses, paper and card cutters, bookbinding machinery, etc., together with valuable information to the craft
([1893] )

Specimens of newspaper and book faces,   pp. 15-21


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Specimens of ZZewspaper anb 2ook                                    aces.
Cast from Superior Copper-Mixed Metal by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Chicago, Illinois.
7 POINT No. 12 (Minion)                  7 PoINT No. 14 (Minion)
PRNTIrNO is the art of producing impres-  PRINTING is the art of producing impres-
sions, from characters or figures, on paper sions, from characters or figures, on paper
or any other substance. There are several or any other substance. There are several
distinct branches of this important art--as distinct branches of this important art-as
the printing of books with movable types, the printing of books with movable types,
the printing of engraved copper and steel the printing of engraved copper and steel
plates, and the taking of impressions from  plates, and the taking of impressions from
stone, called lithographing. We have now  stone, called lithographing. We have now
to describe the printing of books or sheets to describe the printing of books or sheets
with movable types, generally called letter- with movable types, generally called let-
press printing, and which may undoubtedly ter-press Trinting, and which may un-
be esteemed the greatest of all human in- doubtedlybe esteemed the greatest of all
ventions. The art of printing is of compar- human inventions. The art of printing is
atively modern origin, only four hundred of comparatively modern origin, only four
years having elapsed since the first book hundred years having elapsed since the
was issued from the press; yet we have first book was issued from the press; yet
proofs that the principles upon which it was we have proofs that the principles upon
ultimately developed existed among the an- which it was ultimately developed existed
cient Assyrian nations. Entire and unde- among the ancient Assyrian nations. En-
cayed bricks of the famed city and tower tire and undecayed bricks of the famed
of Babylon have been found stamped with city and tower of Babylon have been found
various symbolic figures and hieroglyphic stamped with various symbolic figures and
characters. In this, however, as in any hieroglyphic characters. In this, how-
similar relic of antiquity, the object which ever, as in any similar relic of antiquity,
stamped the figures was in one block or piece, and the object which stamped the figres was in
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Leads used are six to lica, thirteen ems.  For prices of Body Type see page 4.
8 POINT No. 10 (Brevier)
PRINTING is the art of producing im-
pressions, from characters or figures, on
paper or any other substance. There
are several distinct branches of this im-
portant art-as the printing of books
with movable types, the printing of en-
graved copper and steel plates, and the
taking of impressions from stone, called
lithographing. We have now to de-
scribe the printing of books or sheets
with movable types, generally called
letter-press printing, and which may
undoubtedly be esteemed the greatest of
all human inventions. The art of print-
ing is of comparatively modern origin,
only four hundred years having elapsed
since the first book was issued from the
press; yet we have proofs that the prin-
ciples upon which it was ultimately de-
veloped existed among the ancient Assy-
rian nations. Entire and undecayed
bricks of te famed city and tower of Babylort
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