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

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[picture: Front Cover, Pentateuch of Printing]

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

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: 21

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: From the Biblia Pauperum. Block Book. 15th Century.]

From the Biblia Pauperum. Block Book. 15th Century.

This image is taken from a fifteenth century “Speculum humanæ salvationis”, probably from the first Latin edition of around 1470. The panels represent the fall of Lucifer and the creation of Eve from Adam, respectively. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, Pentateuch of Printing]

Front Cover, Pentateuch of Printing

The outside of the book. [$]

[picture: Fifteenth Century Wooden Composing Stick]

Fifteenth Century Wooden Composing Stick

“Standing in front of the case, the compositor held in his left hand a wooden “composing-stick,” in which a rectangular trench had been cut to receive the letters. Reading and keeping in his mind a few words of his manuscript, he picked up the types letter by letter and placed them side by side until first [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Old Iron Composing Stick]

Old Iron Composing Stick

Not mentioned in the text, but see the fifteenth century composing stick for details. [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page, Pentateuch of Printing]

Title Page, Pentateuch of Printing

Two stern figures hold up an ornate title page. [more...] [$]


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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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