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Marder, Luse & Co. / Price list and printers' purchasing guide : showing specimens of printing type manufactured by Marder, Luse & Co., foundry, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(1893)

Specimens of printing types, borders, brass rules, dashes, etc.,   pp. [173]-466


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MERIOAN SYSTiM OF
A1NERCHANG'xBLE TYPE BODIES.
MINION Rom"A No. 16.
Poims are not of equal antiquity with printing, though not
long after its invention the necessity of Introducing stops or panes
In sentences, for the guidance of the reader, brought forward the
colon and full-point, the first two invented. In the process of time
the comma was added to the infant punctuation, and then had no
other figure than a perpendicular line, proportionable to the body of
the letter; these three points were the only ones used till the close
of the fifteenth century, when Aldus Manutius, a man eminent for
the restoration of learning, among other improvements in the art of
printing corrected and enlarged the punctuation by adding the semi-
colon, giving a better shape to the comma, and a sgning to the for-
mer points a more proper place; the comma denoting the smaller
ABCDEF-$123456 7890          Alphabet, a to z, 14M ems.
MINION ROMAN No. 17. e0
PoiNTs are not of equal antiquity with printing, though not
long after its invention the necessity of introducing stops or
pauses in sentences, for the guidance of the reader, brought for-
ward the colon and full-point, the first two invented. In the
process of time the comma was added to the infant punctuation,
and then had no other figure than a perpendicular line, propor-
tionable to the body of the letter; these three points were the only
ones used till the close of the fifteenth century, when Aldus Manu-
tins, a man eminent for the restoration of learning among other
improvements in the art of printing corrected and enlarged the
punctuation by adding the semicolon, giving a better shape to the
comma, and assigning to the former points a more proper place;
ABCDEF-$1234567890           Alphabet, a to z, 14% ems.
MINION ROMAN No. 18. '%
POINTS are not of equal antiquity with printing, though not
long after its invention the necessity of introducing stops or
pauses in sentences, for the guidance of the reader, brought
forward the colon and full-point, the first two invented. In
the process of time the comma was added to the infant punctu-
ation, and then had no other figure than a perpendicular line,
proportionable to the body of the letter; these three points were
the only ones used till the close of the fifteenth century, when
Aldus Manutius, a man eminent for the restoration of learn-
ing, among other improvements in the art of printing cor-
rected and enlarged the punctuation by adding the semicolon,
giving a better shape to the comma and placing the former points
ABCDEF-$1234567890           Alphabet, a to z, 15, ers.
CHICAGO TYPE FOUNDRY.


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