The British Printer. 1894.

Printed: 1894

Publisher: Raithby Lawrence & Co.. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 20 × 25 × 6 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 20 x 25 x 6

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Black leather binding with gilt title and banding on the spine. Black cloth boards.

F.B.A. provides an in-depth photographic presentation of this item to stimulate your feel and touch. More traditional book descriptions are immediately available.

An excellent book for those of us who wish to touch the revolution in printing during the 19th century. An obvious FIRST EDITION

During the second half of the nineteenth century, the invention of the Linotype solves a major problem of the printing industry. Due to the ever-increasing speed of presses, typesetting had become a major bottleneck in the production process. The Linotype solved this problem for newspapers while book printers relied on hot metal typesetters from Monotype and others.

During this era many magazines that are still in existence today are brought to market, including ‘Scientific American’ (1845, originally a 4-page  weekly), ‘Harper’s Magazine’ (1850), ‘National Geographic’ (1888) and ‘Vogue’ (1892).

Countries start implementing free and compulsory education, which broadens the group of people that can read and hence might be interested in printed matter.

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Spine has been professionally rebacked

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