Modern Methods of Book Composition: A Treatise on Type-Setting by Hand and by Machine and on the Proper Arrangement and Imposition of Pages

Modern Methods of Book Composition: A Treatise on Type-Setting by Hand and by Machine and on the Proper Arrangement and Imposition of Pages

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Modern Methods of Book Composition: A Treatise on Type-Setting by Hand and by Machine and on the Proper Arrangement and Imposition of Pages

Modern Methods of Book Composition: A Treatise on Type-Setting by Hand and by Machine and on the Proper Arrangement and Imposition of Pages

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In a book previously published the literary side of type-setting was treated under the title of Correct Composition. This book, its intended supplement, will be confined to comments upon the mechanical methods of Book Composition.

In ordinary conversation this phrase is undiscriminatingly applied to composed types in small pages, whether plain or decorated, of four leaves or of forty volumes. So considered, the subject seems almost limitless. It must be evident that there are too many kinds of books and too many fashions in type-setting to be thoroughly described in an ordinary duodecimo.

The book composition here to be treated is that of the ordinary book of the established publisher -- the plain book made to be used and read more than to be decorated and admired as an exhibit of typographical skill. As the plain book is always in most request, its construction should be the earlier study . . .

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