By John Southward
The son of a Liverpool-based printer, John Southward (1840-1902) used to be a prolific author and editor of books at the topic. He edited the Printers' sign in from 1886 to 1890, and his smooth Printing: A instruction manual remained a regular paintings for apprentice printers and compositors good into the 20th century. This dictionary of phrases hired in printing places of work was once one in every of his prior works, first and foremost issued as a per month serial in the Printers' sign up. The ensuing excessive call for ended in the book of a moment version in booklet layout in 1875. Painstakingly compiled, it covers the historical past and perform of typography, and provides references to different works the place extra details are available. Over a century later, the expertise and terminology of typesetting and printing have passed through huge, immense alterations, yet this booklet continues to be a desirable image of the British printing within the mid-to-late 19th century.
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Various patterns are made by different manufacturers. —The name of a type one size larger than Nonpareil, and one smaller than Minion. E M P T Y C A S E . — W h e n some of t h e sorts of a case are exhausted, so that a compositor can set no more matter from it, it is said to be empty, although there may still be many types of other sorts. —Half the breadth of an em, in any body of type. In reckoning the work done by compositors, the en is considered as the equivalent of a letter. Thus, if the measure of a page be twenty ems Pica, there are forty ens in it, and the breadth of an en being taken as the average breadth of a type, the compositor is paid for setting up forty letters.
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Dictionary of Typography and its Accessory Arts (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries) by John Southward