The Mechanism of the Linotype.

By: John Smith Thompson (b. 1872).

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Two Volumes in One. WITH: History of Composing Machines. With a New Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson. FACSIMILE REPRINT, first printed in 1902 and 1904, respectively. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 23. Two Volumes in One. 8vo. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. xviii, 125, [3]; [x], 200, [ads 4], [4] pp. Volume I with black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Thompson, 37 woodcut mechanical figures, contemporary ads at the rear. Vol. II: illustrated throughout with a variety of automated composing machines, list of patents, 1842-1900, contemporary ads at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight. Fine. "John Smith Thompson is perhaps best remembered as the inventor of the typecaster that bears his name. Throughout his long life, however, Thompson served the graphic arts industries not only through myriad inventions and refinements of inventions, but also through his work as a printer, supplier of printing equipment and as a typographical historian." From the Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson.

Title: The Mechanism of the Linotype.

Author Name: John Smith Thompson (b. 1872).

Categories: Linotype,

Publisher: New York and London:, Garland Publishing,: 1980

ISBN Number: 0824038975

ISBN Number 13: 9780824038977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: IY1114-025

Keywords: John Smith Thompson, The Mechanism of the Linotype, History of Composing Machines, Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson, Garland Reprints, Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, Linotype, Printing History