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John Baskerville, printer

Morgan, Paul

John Baskerville, printer

an exhibition on the occasion of the 74th annual meeting of the Society of Chemical Industry, 11th-16th July 1955.

by Morgan, Paul

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Published by University of Birmingham Library in Birmingham .
Written in English

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  • Baskerville, John.

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    Open LibraryOL13983484M

      John Baskerville Credit: James Millar /Wikimedia Commons In December , he was appointed printer to the University of Cambridge, and rapidly produced two octavo prayer : Dominic Selwood. British font designer John Baskerville was born in and created the fonts Baskerville, Caslon #3, Century Expanded, Erhardt and other fonts. Know your type: Baskerville: idsgn (a design blog) Designed by a perfectionist and self-taught printer, Baskerville is .

    John Baskerville book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the press of John Baskerville of Birmingham, who was appointed Printer to the University of Cambridge in After an introduction in which Dr Gaskell describes the methods that he has Author: Philip Gaskell.   John Baskerville, type-founder and printer, by Josiah H. Benton, , B. Franklin edition, in EnglishAuthor: Josiah Henry Benton.

    moves to Birmingham. – writing master in Birmingham. sets up his own type foundry and printing works. his first printed book is published, an edition of Virgil. publishes an edition of John Milton’s "Paradise Lost". appointed printer to the University of Cambridge. John Baskerville, Shaping the Alphabet [Illustration] Frontispiece: A letter from John Baskerville to a printer in Paris, St. Bride Library. See page for a transcription. On the printing types used in this book. Baskerville’s own letterforms were used in making the fonts for the text of this book. From.


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John Baskerville, (born Jan. 28,Wolverley, Worcestershire, Eng.—died Jan. 8,Birmingham, Warwickshire), English printer and creator of a typeface of great distinction bearing his name, whose works are among the finest examples of the art of printing.

Baskerville became a writing master at Birmingham but in established a japanning (varnishing) business, whose profits.

John Baskerville English writing master, stonecutter, letter designer, typefounder and printer. Although in his lifetime he was underappreciated compared with his close contemporary William Caslon, he is now recognized as the other half of the duo that transformed English printing and type founding.

John Baskerville (–75) came to typesetting and printing at the age of fifty, after making a fortune in ‘japanned wares’. Born near Kidderminster in Worcestershire, he began his career as a writing-master, and moved on to stone-cutting.

Sample: Baskerville Old Face. g glyph from Baskerville Old Face. Samples of Baskerville’s early work (click for larger image).

Links. Baskerville font family on MyFonts. Bibliography. Offline: Pardoe, F E, John Baskerville of Birmingham: Letter-Founder and Printer (London, ) Online: Birmingham’s tribute to John Baskerville.

Biographies. This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the press of John Baskerville of Birmingham, who was appointed Printer to the University of Cambridge in This, which printer book the first full bibliography of Baskerville's work, will be an essential tool for Baskerville collectors and many by: His first printed book is published, an edition of Virgil.

Publishes an edition of John Milton’s "Paradise Lost". Appointed printer to the University of Cambridge. Here he produces several editions of the "Book of Common Prayer" and in a New Testament in a Greek type he designs. Author of Letters of the famous 18th century printer, John Baskerville of Birmingham, A specimen of Baskerville's types, A specimen by John Baskerville of Birmingham, A letter from John Baskerville, letter-founder & printer of Birmingham to Robert Dodsley, bookseller of Pall Mall London, 12th MayA letter to the Royal academy of sciences, Paris, One Beautiful Woman, John.

John Baskerville: Type-founder and printer,Hardcover – January 1, by Josiah H Benton (Author) See all 10 formats and editions Hide other Author: Josiah H Benton. Old John Baskerville and the Birth of Modern Printing Paper by Joel Friedlander on June 2, 4 Comments Really, paper is one of the more forgettable parts of daily life, and as book producers, paper is often an afterthought for self-publishers.

Printer and typographer John Baskerville's deluxe edition of Virgil's Bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis of was his first publication, a project which he began inafter he had made a fortune as an industrialist in Birmingham manufacturing japanned edition became famous for its typography and overall design; some authorities consider it Baskervile's finest work.

John Baskerville – born 1. in Wolverley, Worcestershire, England, died 8. in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England – type designer, writing master, printer. moves to Birmingham.

– writing master in Birmingham. sets up his own type foundry and printing works. The Book of Common Prayer, as printed by John Baskerville This document is intended to exactly reproduce The Book of Common Prayer as printed by John Baskerville in This particular printing appears in David Griffiths' “Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer” as /4; and is #19 in Phillip Gaskell's bibliography of.

The Baskerville Bible of is perhaps the most famous work published by Cambridge University Press, and Baskerville's own type punches are among its most treasured possessions.

This short biography of John Baskerville () was published in by Josiah Henry Benton (), an American lawyer and author. Baskerville, born in Worcestershire, set up as a writing-master. Get this from a library.

John Baskerville of Birmingham: letter-founder & printer. [F E Pardoe; W. & J. Mackay Limited.]. Get this from a library. John Baskerville, type-founder and printer, [Josiah H Benton]. John Baskerville, ( ), English printer and creator of a typeface of great distinction bearing his name, whose works are among the finest examples of the art of printing.

Baskerville became a writing master at Birmingham but in established a japanning business, whose profits enabled him to experiment in typography. This book uses Baskerville's original English size type for its main text. Francis Meynell, John Baskerville: Printer and Designer, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Vol.

No.July — English Printed Books, Collins, London,   The Baskerville Bible of is perhaps the most famous work published by Cambridge University Press, and Baskerville's own type punches are among its most treasured possessions. This short biography of John Baskerville (–75) was published in by Josiah Henry Benton (–), an American lawyer and : Josiah H.

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This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design.

Baskerville Monument, Outside Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham (copyright Anthony Blagg) He became the printer to Cambridge University.

Baskerville’s Easy Hill press worked for only 20 years but made Birmingham into an undisputed centre of book printing in Europe.Title John Baskerville, Type-founder and Printer, Author Josiah Henry Benton.

This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. Format Paperback. Publisher Alpha Rating: % positive. This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist, and Enlightenment figure John Baskerville (–).

Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur, and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design.