These pieces of lead type (actually the metal is a lead-based alloy) were cast for me on a Monotype machine; they print less-than and greater-than signs. The slot helps the Monotype machine to set the type, but it also helps a hand compositor because when the type is held in the composing stick in the hand the slots all line up [...] [more...] [$]
A stack of mostly leather-bound antique books. Old books. Antiquarian books. Dusty books. A pile of vintage books! These are some of the books whose images (and in some cases text) you will find on www.fromoldbooks.org. This pile of books has a black background; there is also a pile of books with a white background. [more...] [$]
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