The American Printer: A Manual of Typography : Containing Complete Instructions for Beginners as Well as Practical Directions for Managing All Departments of a Printing Office : with Several Useful Tables, Schemes for Imposing Forms in Every Variety, Hints to Authors and Publishers, Etc., Etc

L. Johnson & Company, 1866 - 336 pages
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Page 290 - ... made or composed, or who shall invent, design, etch, engrave, work, or cause to be engraved, etched, or worked, from his own design, any print or engraving...
Page 290 - According to the practice of legislation in England and America," says Judge Bouvier, 2 Law Dictionary 363, "the copyright is confined to the exclusive right secured to the author or proprietor of a writing or drawing which may be multiplied by the arts of printing in any of its branches.
Page 8 - Yet the types they look but leaden and dumb, As he puts them in place with finger and thumb; But the printer smiles, And his work beguiles By chanting a song as the letters he piles, With pick and click Like the world's chronometer, tick! tick! tick! O' where is the man with such simple tools Can govern the world as I?
Page 112 - Accurate justification is absolutely essential, as the letters will be warped sidewise in a loose line, making it impossible to get a fair impression from the type. Besides, the letters are liable to be drawn out by the suction of the rollers, to the detriment of the form and the press.
Page 187 - If errors escape him, he ia justly to be censured ; for perfection is his duty. If his labours are wholly free from mistake, — which is, alas! a very rare case, — he has done no more than he ought, and, consequently, can merit only a comparative degree of commendation, in that he had the good fortune to be more successful in his labours after perfection than some of his brethren in the same employment.
Page 310 - QEF, quod erat faciendum, which was to be done QEI, quod erat inveniendum, which was to be found out ql, quantum libet, as much as you please q.
Page 58 - CI 3, but cannot be deviations from, or corruptions of, the Roman letter M. The Romans also expressed any number of thousands by a line drawn over any numeral less than one thousand; thus, v denotes five thousand, Ex, sixty thousand : so likewise M is one million, MM two millions, 8tc.
Page 52 - ... or the line very closely spaced, that will not admit the other. A compositor, who studies propriety and neatness in his work, will not suffer an unnecessary division, even in a narrow measure, if he can avoid it by the trouble of over-running two or three lines of his matter. In large type and narrow measures, the use of the division may admit of an excuse: but, in that case, care should be taken that hyphens do not follow each other.
Page 132 - ... two first and two last, which form the first sheet, and so on to the centre one, always remembering that the odd pages stand on the left, and the even on the right; the folios of each two forming one more than the number of pages in the work: for example, let us suppose the work to consist of thirty-six pages, which is nine sheets of folio, then they should be laid down according to the scheme at the foot of the opposite page.
Page 63 - ... and especially of such as abound in predictions of any kind : among which we reckon those signs which give notice, on what day it is proper to let blood ; to bathe and to cup ; to sow and to plant ; to take physic : to have one's hair cut ; to cut one's nails; to wean children ; and many other alike nonsensical observations, to which the lower class of people are particularly bigotted ; besides giving credit to the marks that serve to indicate hail, thunder, lightning, or any occult phenomena.

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