John Baskerville

John Baskerville

John Baskerville in fact was born neither in Sion Hill House nor in Sion Hill Farm, both of which stand at the top of Sion Hill. He was born instead in an inn that stood at the bottom of the hill, yards from the junction with the main ...

Author: Caroline Archer-Parré

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786948601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1707-75). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design. Baskerville not only designed one of the world's most historically important typefaces, he also experimented with casting and setting type, improved the construction of the printing-press, developed a new kind of paper and refined the quality of printing inks. His typographic experiments put him ahead of his time, had an international impact and did much to enhance the printing and publishing industries of his day. Yet despite his importance, fame and influence many aspects of Baskerville's work and life remain unexplored and his contribution to the arts, industry, culture and society of the Enlightenment are largely unrecognized. Moreover, recent scholarly research in archaeology, art and design, history, literary studies and typography, is leading to a fundamental reassessment of many aspects of Baskerville's life and impact, including his birthplace, his work as an industrialist, the networks which sustained him and the reception of his printing in Britain and overseas. The last major, but inadequate publication of Baskerville dates from 1975. Now, forty years on, the time is ripe for a new book. This interdisciplinary approach provides an original contribution to printing history, eighteenth-century studies and the dissemination of ideas.
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John Baskerville A Bibliography

John Baskerville  A Bibliography

I [rule of 'lozenge and star' ornaments over plain rule] I BIRMINGHAM: I Printed by JOHN BASKERVILLE, for _]. and R. ToNsoN, I At Shake/pear's Head in the Strand, LONDON. I M DCC LXI. [Vols. 11, 111 and 1v: from essentially the same ...

Author: Philip Gaskell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521170727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This 1959 bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the press of John Baskerville of Birmingham, who was appointed Printer to the University of Cambridge in 1758. After an introduction in which Dr Gaskell describes the methods that he has adopted and the conclusions that he has drawn from the investigation, there are two main parts: Specimens, Proposals and other Ephemera, and Books. Each entry contains a quasi-facsimile transcription of the title page, and gives details of formula contents amongst several other things. This, which was the first full bibliography of Baskerville's work, will be an essential tool for Baskerville collectors and for historians of printing and typography as well as for bibliographers. There are twelve collotype plates, most of which illustrate unique copies of Baskerville's ephemera; and there is in addition a full-size facsimile of Baskerville's last type specimen.
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John Baskerville Type Founder and Printer 1706 1775

John Baskerville  Type Founder and Printer  1706   1775

JOHN BASKERVILLE OHN BASKERVILLE, a great English type-founder and printer, was born in January, 1706, and died in January, 177 5, having lived nearly the full period of threescore years and ten. To understand him and what he did, ...

Author: Josiah H. Benton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108076227

Category: Design

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This 1914 biography of John Baskerville, type-founder and printer, was written by Josiah Benton, an American lawyer and author.
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John Baskerville

John Baskerville

Illustrationer 21 Porträtt av John Baskerville : Rothwell 18 Inskription på skifferplatta av John Baskerville Titelsida till John Stalkers handbok A Treatise of Japaning , 1688 23 Illustrationer ur samma bok 24 Illustrationer ur samma ...

Author: Josiah Henry Benton

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ISBN: UCAL:$B121641

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Indie Fonts 2 Ed

Indie Fonts 2 Ed

... Black Italic 285 John Baskerville Plain Laun Madre WBW 285 John Baskerville Italic Latimer 285 John BASKERVILLE CAPS LINDUM 285 John BASKERVILLE CAPS ITALIC Londonderry Air NF John Baskerville Medium 246 Mayflower John Baskerville ...

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries

The coffin of Baskerville was O'Hagan ( O'Hagan ) . exhumed in 1821 , and I have a sketch , taken at JOSEPH FISHER ... “ Widow Jonah Barrington , who had the reputation ( deof John Baskerville , Printer , " added . served or not ) of ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030221024

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A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank

He died in the 29th of the daughter , last reign , being direct ancestor of ELIZABETH Touchet , who marriedę Sir Sir John Bellew , of Bellewstown , sucJOHN BASKERVILLE , knt . living in 1433 , cessor to his father in 1542 , who wedded ...

Author: John Burke

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ISBN: WISC:89097345771

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Families Directly Descended from All the Royal Families in Europe 495 to 1932 and Mayflower Descendants bound with Supplement

Families Directly Descended from All the Royal Families in Europe  495 to 1932  and Mayflower Descendants bound with Supplement

-Sir John Baskerville, son of Richard and Joan (Everingham) Basker- ville, m. Elizabeth Brugge, dau. and heir of John Brugge, of Letton and Staunton. 11. "Ralph Baskerville, second son of Sir John and Elizabeth (Brugge) Baskerville, b.

Author: Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806349459

Category: Reference

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This book is the first basic tool in English to trace the origins of Chinese surnames. At the heart of the work are three principal chapters. Chapter 1 describes the history of Chinese surnames, the research on Chinese surnames in literature, and reasons surnames have changed in Chinese history. Chapter 2, by far the largest of the chapters, delivers a genealogical analysis of more than 600 Chinese surnames. Chapter 3 consists of an annotated bibliography of Chinese and English language sources on Chinese surnames. The work concludes with separate indexes to family names, authors, titles, and Chinese-character stroke numbers (one mechanism used for grouping Chinese characters).
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Dictionary Of National Biography

Dictionary Of National Biography

Birmingham , printed for is an issue of this year with a slightly diffe- the author by John Baskerville , 1761 , royal rent title and priced 4s . 6d . instead of 58. 8vo . 35a . " The Works of Virgil Englished 23.

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Dictionary of National Biography

Dictionary of National Biography

Birmingham , printed for is an issue of this year with a slightly diffe- the author by John Baskerville , 1761 , royal rent title and priced 4s . 6d . instead of 58. 8vo . 35a . " The Works of Virgil Englished 23.

Author: Sir Leslie Stephen

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ISBN: UOM:39015011402347

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