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Albrecht Dürer - On the Just Shaping of Letters (English translation)
Strunk - The Elements of Style
Saunders - The Author’s Printing and Publishing Assistant
Henry R. Plomer – A Short History of English Printing
Bib-li-op-e-gis-tic (Pertaining to the art of binding books.—Dibdin) by anon.
Thanks so much for posting these! I'll be adding many of them to my collection.
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
Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam, just in case it interests someone.
How to Make an Index by Henry B. Wheatley.
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:
A textbook on lettering and sign painting
Monograms and Ciphers by Albert Angus Turbayne
Royal English Bookbindings by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
Of the Decorative Illustration of Books Old and New by Walter Crane (third edition)
Lessons in the Art of Illuminating by William John Loftie.
Shakspere and Typography by William Blades
The Invention of Lithography by Alois Senefelder (English translation by J.W. Muller)
The History of the Catnach Press … by Charles Hindley
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.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45968 – “The Art of the Book” by Cockerell, Deubner, Newdigate, and Taylor with many illustrations.
Mirror at UoKent:
Thank you so much for posting this. I’m gonna bookmark it.
Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston
Typesetting by A. A. Stewart