For the e-bookshelf

Té Rowan's picture
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Bib-li-op-e-gis-tic (Pertaining to the art of binding books.—Dibdin) by anon.

Avian Function's picture

Thanks so much for posting these! I'll be adding many of them to my collection.

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So far as I know, Project Gutenberg has republished these books from UTA's Typographic Technical Series:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36372 – #1: Type
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31704 – #3: Type Cases and Composing-Room Furniture
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30036 – #32: Word Study and English Grammar
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20787 – #33: Punctuation
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20374 – #34: Capitals
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17016 – #35: Division of Words
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30847 – #36: Compound Words
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33828 – #37: Abbreviations and Signs
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24829 – #38: The Uses of Italic
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30804 – #43: Applied Design for Printers
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30803 – #49: Books Before Typography

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Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam, just in case it interests someone.

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How to Make an Index by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Hmmm, kind of odd and annoying that they wouldn't offer a pdf version for download. However there is this free online epub to pdf converter:

http://www.epub-to-pdf.com/

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Monograms and Ciphers by Albert Angus Turbayne

Royal English Bookbindings by Cyril James Humphries Davenport

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The Invention of Lithography by Alois Senefelder (English translation by J.W. Muller)

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In case someone forgot about the Internet Archive or never thought of looking there...

http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22typefounding%22 should be a reasonable start of a search for specimen books and will even land you a few books on using type.

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http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45968 – “The Art of the Book” by Cockerell, Deubner, Newdigate, and Taylor with many illustrations.

Mirror at UoKent:
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/4/5/9/6/45968/

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Thank you so much for posting this. I’m gonna bookmark it.

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