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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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ANT'ECH:UMLE TYPE BODIES
BREVIER ROMAN No. 14.     o
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 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
Manutius, a man eminent for the restoration of learning, among
other improvements in the art of printing corrected and enlarge
ABCDEF-$1 234567 8         Alphabet, a to z, 13X ems.
BREVIER ROMAN No. 15. .e
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 restora-
tion of learning, among other improvements in the art of print-
ABCDEF-$1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     Alphabet, a to z, 14 ems.
BREVIER RoMAN No. 16.
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 in-
vented. 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 Aldw Manutius, a man eminent
for the restoration of learning, among other improvements
ABCDEF-$12 3 4 5 6 7 8     Alphabet, a to z, 14 ems.
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