V. 1. The invention of printing: the cutting and casting of types in relation to their design -- A font of type and its case: the typographical point: point-set and lining types -- The Latin alphabet and its development up to the invention of printing -- Types of the fifteenth century in Germany -- Types of the fifteenth century in Italy -- Types of the fifteenth century in France -- Types of the fifteenth century in the Netherlands -- Holland and Belgium -- Types of the fifteenth century in Spain -- Types of the fifteenth century in England -- The Aldine italic -- A word on type specimens -- German types: 1500-1800 -- Examples of German printing -- German foundries and specimens -- Italian types: 1500-1800 -- Examples of Italian printing -- Italian foundries and specimens -- French types: 1500-1800 -- Examples of French printing -- Royal types and the Imprimerie Royale -- The Fournier family -- French foundries and specimens -- v. 2. Types of the Netherlands: 1500-1800 -- The work of the Plantin Press -- The Elzevir editions -- Other examples of the Netherlands printing -- Netherlands foundries and specimens -- Spanish types: 1500-1800 -- Examples of Spanish printing -- Spanish foundries and specimens -- English types: 1500-1800 -- From Pynson to William Caslon -- William Caslon and the Caslon Foundry -- John Baskerville -- Wilson, Fry, Martin, and other founders -- Examples of English printing -- Types used in the American colonies, and some early American specimens -- Nineteenth century "classical" types: Bodoni and the Didots -- The "classical" movement -- Giambattista Bodoni -- The Didot family -- Nineteenth century French foundries and specimens -- English types: 1800-1844 -- Revival of Caslon and Fell types -- English and American revival of early typeforms and its effect on continental types -- England and the United States -- The continent -- The choice of types for a composing-room -- Industrial conditions of the past and their relation to the printer's problem to-day -- Early conditions in the French printing industry -- Some sixteenth century labour troubles -- Printing at Paris in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- The censorship -- Rate of production, hours of labour, etc. -- Conclusion
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