10024Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Setting type before the Linotype
- Aug 2, 2008On 2 Aug 2008, at 1:12 AM, Gerald Lange wrote:
> PeterAh, Indeed!
> The English publisher John Bell is credited with the abandonment of
> long s in an edition of Shakespeare.
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 wereEarly nano-tech!
> 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
> were separate. There was also a small page of it set in a tiny chase
> when viewed from the back side. Whoa!
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