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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


Page 16

.Specimens of Newspaper anb Zook Saces.
Cast from Superior Copper-Mixed Metal by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Chicago, Illinois.
El POINT No. 10
PRINTING is the art of producing imp]
from characters or figures, on paper or a
substance. There are several distinct I
of this important art--as the printing 4
with movable types, the printing of e
copper and steel plates, and the taking ol
sions from stone, called lithographing.
now to describe the printing of books c
with movable types, generally called leti
printing, and which may undoubtedl:
teemed the greatest of all human ini
The art of printing is of comparatively
origin, only four hundred years having
since the first book was issued from th
yet we have proofs that the principles up,
it was ultimately developed existed an
ancient Assyrian nations. Entire and ur
bricks of the famed city and tower of
have been found stamped with various
figures and hieroglyphic characters.
however, as in any similar relic of antiq
object which stamped the figures wa
block or piece, and could therefore be e
only for one distinct subject. This, t
kind of printing, was totally useless for"
agation of literature, on account both 4
pensiveness and tediousness. The Chi
the only existing people who still pursue
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Lower ease, a to z, 16 emis.
Leads used are sir to pica, thirteen e
(Nonp.) 1                 6 POINT No. 12
(Nonp.)
PRINTING is the art of producing impressions,
from characters or figures, on paper or any
other substance. There are several distinct
branches of this important 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 describe the printing of books
or sheets with movable types, generally called
letter-press printing, and which may undoubt-
edly be esteemed the greatest of all human in-
ventions. The art of printing is of compara-
tively modern origin, only four hundred years
having elapsed since the first book was issued
from the press; yet we have proofs that the
principles upon which it was ultimately devel-
oped existed among the ancient Assyrian na-
tions. Entire and undecayed bricks of the
famed city and tower of Babylon have been
found stamped with various symbolic figures
and hieroglyphic characters. In this, however,
as in any similar relic of antiquity, the object
which stamped the figures was in one block or
piece, and could therefore be employed only for
one distinct subject. This, though a kind of
printing, was totally useless for the propaga-
tion of literature, on account both of its expen-
siveness and tediousne88. The Chinese are the only
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Lower case, a to z, 16% ents.
For prices of Body Type see page 4.
a                6 POINT No. 18    (Nonp.)
PRINTING is the art of producing impressions,
from characters or figures, on paper or any other
substance. There are several distinct branches of
this important art-as the printing of books with
movable types, the printing of engraved copper
and steel plates, and the taking of impressions
from stone, called lithographing. We have now to
describe the printing of books or sheets with mov-
able types, generally called letter-press printing,
and which may undoubtedly be esteemed the great-
est of all human inventions, The art of printing
is of comparatively modern origin, only four hun-
dred years having elapsed since the first book was
issued from the press; yet we have proofs that the
principles upon which it was ultimately developed
existed among the ancient Assyrian nations. En-
tire and undecayed bricks of the famed city and
tower of Babylon have been found stamped with
various symbolic figures and hieroglyphic charac-
ters. In this, however, as in any similar relic of
antiquity, the object which stamped the figures
was in one block or piece, and could therefore be
employed only for one distinct subject. This,
though a kind of printing, was totally useless for
the propagation of literature, on acount both of
its expensiveness and tediousness. The Chinese
are the only existing people who still pursue this
rude mode of printing by stamping poper with blocks
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Lower case, a to z, 15% ems.


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