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John Baskerville, Type-Founder and Printer, 1706-1775 (Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries) (Volume 0)

Benton, Josiah H.

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ISBN 10: 110807622X / ISBN 13: 9781108076227
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Title: John Baskerville, Type-Founder and Printer, ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This 1914 biography of John Baskerville, type-founder and printer, was written by Josiah Benton, an American lawyer and author. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries. Num Pages: 94 pages, 4 b/w illus. BIC Classification: BGT; TDPP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 152 x 230 x 6. Weight in Grams: 160. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781108076227

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Synopsis: The Baskerville Bible of 1763 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 (1706?75) was published in 1914 by Josiah Henry Benton (1843?1917), an American lawyer and author. Baskerville, born in Worcestershire, set up as a writing-master and letter-cutter in Birmingham, but later built up a business in 'japanning', the imitation of Japanese lacquer work, from which he made his fortune. He began working as a type-founder and printer around 1750, and made innovations not only in typefaces but also in paper, ink and printing machines. The quality of his books - not only the Bible, but also the Book of Common Prayer, an edition of Virgil, and Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, among others - made them collectors' items: Benton provides an appendix listing his own Baskerville books.

Descrizione del libro: This 1914 biography of John Baskerville was published by Josiah Benton, an American lawyer. Baskerville began working as a type-founder and printer around 1750, and the quality of his books - including the Bible and Milton's Paradise Lost - made them collectors' items. Benton provides here an appendix listing his own collection.

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