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8185Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: blockmaking

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  • Graham and Kathy
    Aug 2, 2007
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      Excellent suggestion - I'll see if I can track down a set without the big
      trek to London, and eventually report back somehow on what I find.

      All the best,

      Graham Moss
      Incline Press
      36 Bow Street
      Oldham OL1 1SJ England

      On 2/8/07 20:21, "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...> wrote:

      > Graham
      > I think the best source for you would be _The British Printer_. This
      > was an industrial journal that began about 1887. I suspect university
      > libraries in your neck of the woods might have a full run of it. I
      > have a couple of bound annuals from the 1890s and they are jam-packed
      > with information, with illustrations reflecting the processes used
      > during the time period.
      > I think the key in regard to the movement to photographic processes
      > was the commercial availability of film. That coincides with Walker
      > and Morris. Walker's seminal slide lantern show is an initial use of
      > the technology. The further exploration of historical typeface
      > specimens by the pair that resulted in the Kelmscott Press, is
      > likewise the result of the industrial standardization of photographic
      > processes. I'm not sure how much Walker was involved in the
      > development of photo-engraving but, but as I recall, he was an owner
      > in such a firm.
      > In one of _The British Printers_ that I have the editors speculate on
      > the production costs and profit involved in one of the Kelmscott
      > books. They were "blown away," or the equivalent late 19th century
      > expression.
      > Gerald
      > http://BielerPress.blogspot.com
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