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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] )

Herald series,   pp. 30-37


Page 31

SUPERIOR COPPER-MIXED TYPE.           31
8 POINT NO. 16                            (Brevier)
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 movable types, generally called letter-press
printing, and which may undoubtedly be esteemed the
greatest of all human inventions. The art of printing
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 principles upon
which it was ultimately developed existed among the
ancient Assyrian nations. 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
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1234567890    Lower case, a to z, 153( ems.  1234567890
9 POINT No. 16                           (Bourgeois
PRINTING is the art of producing impressions, from
characters or figures, on paper or any other sub-
stance. There are several distinct branches of this
important art as the printing of books with mova-
ble 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 movable types, gen-
erally called letter-press printing, and which may
undoubtedly be esteemed the greatest of all human
inventions. The art of printing 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 principles upon which it
was ultimately developed existed among the ancient
Assyrian nations. Entire and undecayed bricks of
the'famed city and tower of Babylon have been found
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1234567890    Lower case, a to z, 14 ems.  1234567890
- For prices of Body Type see page 4.


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