Pentateuch of Printing with a Chapter on Judges (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover, Pentateuch of Printing]

Title: Pentateuch of Printing with a Chapter on Judges

Author: Blades, William

Published by: A.C.M. McCLVRG & Co.

City: Chicago

Date: 1891

Total items: 18

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Irregular vintage border from 1712]

Irregular vintage border from 1712

This border of straight lines in red and back is taken from James Watson’s title page from three hundred years ago; I have kept the horizontal line so that you can erase it or duplicate it and move it as desired, and I coloured one of the two nested [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Learned gentlemen dispute amicably by torchlight]

Discourse into the Night

Two learned robed, bearded and barefoot gentlemen converse, books in their lap. The smoke-filled scene is lit by a single flame. [$]

[picture: A naughty cherub makes handprints]

Cherubs with Handprints

A naughty cherub makes handprints on everything, including his naked companion [$]

[picture: Man reads in front of tall bookcase]

Tall Bookcase

A bespectacled gentleman sits reading a large book in front of the end of a tall bookcase. This was originally used as a drop cap for the initial letter I in ‘IN’. [more...] [$]

[picture: Typographia and cherubs setting type]


Typographia stands with her robe and chain(??), holding a book out to a cherub with a press; another cherub sets type. [$]

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Pictures from The Pentateuch of Printing with a Chapter on Judges by William Blades (1824 – 1890), Typographer, Chicago, 1891; I have added the captions.

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