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Typography Question

Does anyone here have any knowledge about early 19th century English typography and layout?

I have a question (completely unrelated to anything that I'm actually involved with - it's from a conversation that has come up at work) which I'm hoping someone with a knowledge of the history of typography or who has studied early 19th century originals or facsimily printed 'book' text may be able to help answer.

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corpsie
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
I have a vague passing knowledge- however, I know people who will probably be able to answer your questions.
sea_cucumber
Oct. 9th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
If you contact the St. Bride's printing library (http://www.stbride.org/), they will know (I know the librarian chap there and he is fabulous)!
spangle_kitten
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
It had funny spelling and a general lack of decent punctuation!
the_themiscyran
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
A bit. I've taken hands-on classes on the history of the book as artifact, including type-setting on an early 19th century printing press.
yojimbouk
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
I've done quite a bit of work in the area. The staff of the Rare Books Room at the British Library are very knowledgeable.
oldson
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I've worked with a fair few of them, used to transcribe and interpret fencing manuals and physical journals from that period for a while, it does vary quite a bit, what is it that you're after?
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