A View of Early Typography: Up to About 1600 by Harry Carter

By Harry Carter

A View of Early Typography has lengthy been considered as the vintage textual content at the creation and use of variety within the first a hundred and fifty years of printing. by means of concentrating on variety, Harry Carter is going to the center of layout, the purpose at which the cloth methods of printing meet the highbrow matters of publishers and the character of the texts they submit. one of the subject matters coated: the variety of letterforms (blackletter, roman, italic, and more); the tensions among Latin and the vernacular languages; and the institution of criteria of norms in variety layout. this can be a facsimile of the unique version, of 1969, augmented by means of a brand new creation within which James Mosley explains the importance of the booklet and provides a quick account of Carter's existence and paintings.

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I 495? 48. Lyonnese batarde type of L' abuse en cour 49· French textura type in Missale Traiectense, I 497 so. Pynson' s French textura types in Missale ad usum Sarum, London, ISOO 5 I . French textura types of the Liege Missal, Paris, I 5 I 5 52. Fraktur types in Neudorfer's Gesprechbuchlein, IS49 5 3 . The type of Teuerdank, I 5 I7 54· The Roman type ofJohann and Wendelin de Spira s 5. The Roman type of Nicholas Jenson 56. The Roman type of B embo's De Aetna, Venice, Aldus, I49 5 57· The Italic type o f Aldus 5 8 .

Plantin b o ught matrices for forty faces cut by Robert Granj on ofParis and Lyons (b. I 5 I 3 , d. I 5 89) , often two or three sets of strikes from the pW1ches and once as many as eleven. J Guillaume Le Be of Paris (b. I 5 I 5, d. s As for the Antwerp artists whom he patronized, Frans:: ois Guyot (active from c. I 539, d. I 570) offered j ustified matrices and moulds for his types in notes written on a surviving specimen of his work (Fig. 67) ;6 and Ameet Tavernier (c. I 522-70) testified before a tribWlal of inquiry in I 566 to having 'often cast' one of his Italics and selling three sets of matrices for it to Antwerp printers, one to Haarlem, five or six to Frankfurt, and, he believed, 1 Le Be Memorandum, p .

Igen konnten und konnen', 'Ne Italo cedere videamur', in Augusta, 955-1 955 (Augsburg, 1955), at p. 146. 2 Especially the essays by G. I. Lieftinck and G. Battelli in Colloques inter­ nationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scimtifique: Sciences humaines, iv: Nomenclature des ecritures livresques du IX• au XVI• siecle (Paris, 1954) ; G. I. Lieft �ck, Man �scrits �ales conserves dans les Pays-Bas, t. i (Amsterdam, 1 964), espec �ally pp. Xlv-xvn- and xv, n. 6; C. Wehmer, Die Namen der gotischen Buchstaben (Berlm, 193 � ) ; H �s Foerster, Mitte/alterliche Buch- und Urkundenschriften {Bern, 1946) ; Joachim K1rchner, Scriptura gothica libraria (Munich and Vienna , 1966) .

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