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10024Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Setting type before the Linotype

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  • Peter Fraterdeus
    Aug 2, 2008
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      On 2 Aug 2008, at 1:12 AM, Gerald Lange wrote:

      > Peter
      > The English publisher John Bell is credited with the abandonment of
      > the
      > long s in an edition of Shakespeare.

      Ah, Indeed!
      Thanks for the pointer.
      So that would be late 18th C.

      Oops. I misread Bell for Fell in a previous message. Anyway.... Not
      Fell types ;-)

      > Johnson and Bell were
      > contemporaries. I had several cases of music type a while back that I
      > think was four point? (type size name was excelsior) and all the
      > musics
      > were separate. There was also a small page of it set in a tiny chase
      > and
      > when viewed from the back side. Whoa!

      Early nano-tech!


      > Gerald

      Peter Fraterdeus
      Exquisite Letterpress

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