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1860/

AN HISTORICAL SKETCH

OF

THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF

THE ART OF PRINTING;

WITH

PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR CONDUCTING

EVERY DEPARTMENT IN AN OFFICE:

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z 124 H25

T. C. Hansard, Pater-noster-row Prese.

ENGRAVINGS IN THIS WORK.

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FRONTISPIECE:-Portrait of the Author.
Inscriptions (fac-simile) on the Babylonian Bricks

Is in page 5
Reduced view of the Brick, and the Inscription

7
The Babylonian Cylinder

9 Inscription of the Sigean Tablet

13

To face p. Specimen of Chinese printing

17 N.B. These two leaves are to be folded back to back, and fastened in the volume by the

cut edges; the folded edge remaining outside and uncut. Fac-simile of the Biblia Pauperum 2

33 Fac-simile of the Speculum Salutis Portrait of GUTENBERG

49 Portrait of KOSTER

49 Stationers' Hall-Ancient and Modern, and Antique Seal of the Company

237 Stationers' Hall—Antique carved Oak Screen at the entrance to the Hall 240 Portrait of BASKERVILLE

310 Boyer 1.

324 BOWYER II.

326 Nichols

328 CASLON 1.

348 CASLON III.

354 Wilson (of Glasgow)

362 BULMER

609 RITCHIE

611 Compositor's Frame, Cases, and other Apparatus for that department of

Printing—Various Engravings Are in pages 408, 449, 483, &c.
Apparatus for casting Inking Rollers-Figures of the Rollers, Ink-
Tables, &c.

625 to 635
The Printing Press of the original construction

416 Twenty-six figures of the various parts of the same

452, &c. The same Press with the application of the additional power

417 Two figures of the various parts

648 The Printing Press of the STANHOPE construction

637 The Ruthven Press

651 The Cogger Press

655

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