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John Baskerville

Christine L. Penney

John Baskerville

[catalogue of an exhibition at] University of Birmingham Library, 11th-26th September 1980.

by Christine L. Penney

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baskerville, John, -- 1706-1775.

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    ContributionsUniversity of Birmingham. Library.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[16] p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15523457M

    Email this Article John Baskerville. This 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 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.

    The Baskerville Bible of is perhaps the most famous work published by Cambridge University Press, and Baskerville's own type punches are among its most treasured possessions. This short biography of John Baskerville () was published in Author: Josiah H. Benton. Two New Books for the Bible! Announcing the Theoretical Discovery of Logia, the Earliest Gospel; and Biblos, the Third Earliest Gospel by Baskerville, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at allmusictrends.com

    John Baskerville, title page for Vergil’s Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis (Pastorials, Farming, and Aeneis), Baskerville reduced the design to letterforms symmetrically arranged and letterspaced; he reduced content to author, title, publisher, date, and city of publication. Economy, simplicity, and . His first printed book is published, an edition of Virgil. Publishes an edition of John Milton’s "Paradise Lost". Appointed printer to the University of Cambridge. Here he produces several editions of the "Book of Common Prayer" and in a New Testament in a Greek type he designs.


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John Baskerville by Christine L. Penney Download PDF EPUB FB2

JOHN BASKERVILLE published around sixty books and cast the types to print them – twenty-six founts, including the several sizes of roman and italic of essentially the same design, plus a Greek type commissioned by Oxford University’s Clarendon Press for their edition of the New Testament in Greek.

Just those volumes in my possession are shown in photographs on this site or made available. Book Description This 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 This, which was the first full bibliography of Baskerville's work, will be an essential tool for Baskerville collectors and many allmusictrends.com by: This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville ().

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 allmusictrends.com: $ John Baskerville book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the. Jan 24,  · John Baskerville, an English designer from the period, created book designs and typefaces that offered a transition between Rococo and Neoclassical.

In his books he used superbly designed types printed on smooth paper without ornament or illustration, which resulted in designs of stately and restrained. The Book of Common Prayer (still the official Prayer Book of the Church of England) has gone through literally hundreds of printings.

Of these many printings, only a few stand out, chief among which are a series done by John Baskerville between and Book of Common Prayer published by John Baskerville, with fore-edge painting - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles. John Baskerville – born 1. in Wolverley, Worcestershire, England, died 8.

in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England – type designer, writing master, printer. moves to Birmingham. – writing master in Birmingham. sets up his own type foundry and printing works. Baskerville's typeface was part of an ambitious project to create books of the greatest possible quality.

Baskerville was a wealthy industrialist, who had started his career as a writing-master (teacher of calligraphy) and carver of gravestones, before making a fortune as Category: Serif. This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature.

This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as. His quest for perfection meant his first complete book took until to produce, during which time he made major innovations in press construction (making a flatter, sturdier bed), printing ink (blacker, more even, and quicker-drying), papermaking (wove instead of laid), and of course letter design (which Handy cut to Baskerville’s designs).

John Baskerville published his first printed work, an edition of the poems of Virgil at his house at Easy Hill. He went on to produce many more volumes of the classics such as those by Milton and an edition of the Bible.

Baskerville Monument, Centenary Square, 
. Sep 25,  · John Baskerville (–75) came to typesetting and printing at the age of fifty, after making a fortune in ‘japanned wares’. Born near Kidderminster in Worcestershire, he began his career as a writing-master, and moved on to stone-cutting.

Author of Letters of the famous 18th century printer, John Baskerville of Birmingham, A specimen of Baskerville's types, A specimen by John Baskerville of Birmingham, A letter from John Baskerville, letter-founder & printer of Birmingham to Robert Dodsley, bookseller of Pall Mall London, 12th MayA letter to the Royal academy of sciences, Paris, One Beautiful Woman, John Baskerville on.

Baskerville issued his prayer book at the time of George II’s death and George III’s accession (October 25, ). As a result, a number of prayers referring to. A vocabulary, or pocket dictionary. To which is prefixed, a compendious grammar of the English language.

by John Baskerville ISBN (). as printed by John Baskerville This document is intended to exactly reproduce The Book of Common Prayer as printed by John Baskerville in Baskerville Books has a wide and varied stock of over 25, rare, vintage, collectable, used and out-of-print books which will appeal to the discerning collector.

This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (). 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.

"In January Baskerville made an application to the University of Cambridge for leave to print an octavo prayer book (the university held the sole rights for this title jointly with the king's printer in London) and proposed to send two presses and workmen to Cambridge as soon as Author: BASKERVILLE PRESS.

This book, John Baskerville, by Josiah Henry Benton, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology.

Thank you for supporting classic literature.Among Baskerville’s most noted works are Milton’s Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Book of Common Prayer, and his Bible of – generally considered to be his finest achievement.The font dates back to the s, when an English businessman named John Baskerville first began working on engravings for tombstones using a style of writing that would later resemble the lettering of his eponymous typeface.

In the s, Baskerville set out to design a thinner version of Caslon, the de facto typeface at the time.