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: 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: A naughty cherub makes handprints]

Cherubs with Handprints

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

[picture: The ``lay'' of a pair of type cases (lower case).]

The “lay” of a pair of type cases (lower case).

This is the lower half of the figure, and shows (not by coincidence) how the miniscule letters, now called lower case letters, were stored in the type case. [more...] [$]

[picture: Anatomically correct cherubs carrying books]

Cherubs carrying books

Anatomically correct cherubs carrying books through the undergrowth. [$]

[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: 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...] [$]


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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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