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John Baskerville

type-founder and printer, 1706-1775

by Josiah H. Benton

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Published by Priv. print. [D.B. Updike] in Boston .
Written in English

  • England,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Baskerville, John, 1706-1775,
    • Printers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Type designers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Type and type-founding -- England -- History -- 18th century,
    • Early printed books -- England -- 18th century -- Bibliography,
    • Printing -- England -- History -- 18th century,
    • England -- Imprints

    • Edition Notes

      A paper prepared and read at a meeting of the Boston society of printers, Feb. 24, 1914, formed the basis of this book. cf. Pref. note.

      Statementby Josiah Henry Benton, LL. D.
      LC ClassificationsZ232.B2 B4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3 p.l., 78 p.
      Number of Pages78
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6569809M
      LC Control Number14016744

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JOHN BASKERVILLE published around sixty books and cast the types to print them – twenty-six founts, including the several sizes of roman and italic of essentially the same design, plus a Greek type commissioned by Oxford University’s Clarendon Press for their edition of the New Testament in Greek.

Just those volumes in my possession are shown in photographs on this site or made available. Book Description This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the press of John Baskerville John Baskerville book Birmingham, who was appointed Printer to the University of Cambridge in This, which was the first full bibliography of Baskerville's work, will be an essential tool for Baskerville collectors and many by: This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville ().

Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type $ John Baskerville book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the. Jan 24,  · John Baskerville, an English designer from the period, created book designs and typefaces that offered a transition between Rococo and Neoclassical.

In his books he used superbly designed types printed on smooth paper without ornament or illustration, which resulted in designs of stately and restrained. The Book of Common Prayer (still the official Prayer Book of the Church of England) has gone through literally hundreds of printings.

Of these many printings, only a few stand out, chief among which are a series done by John Baskerville between and Book of Common Prayer published by John Baskerville, with fore-edge painting - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles. John Baskerville – born 1.

in Wolverley, Worcestershire, England, died 8. in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England – type designer, writing master, printer. moves to Birmingham. – writing master in Birmingham. sets up his own type foundry and printing works.

Baskerville's typeface was part of an ambitious project to create books of the greatest possible quality. Baskerville was a wealthy industrialist, who had started his career as a writing-master (teacher of calligraphy) and carver of gravestones, before making a fortune as Category: Serif.

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations.

So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as. His quest for perfection meant his first complete book took until to produce, during which time he made major innovations in press construction (making a flatter, sturdier bed), printing ink (blacker, more even, and quicker-drying), papermaking (wove instead of laid), and of course letter design (which Handy cut to Baskerville’s designs).

John Baskerville published his first printed work, an edition of the poems of Virgil at his house at Easy Hill. He went on to produce many more volumes of the classics such as those by Milton and an edition of the Bible. Baskerville Monument, Centenary Square, 
. Sep 25,  · John Baskerville (–75) came to typesetting and printing at the age of fifty, after making a fortune in ‘japanned wares’.

Born near Kidderminster in Worcestershire, he began his career as a writing-master, and moved on to stone-cutting. Author of Letters of the famous 18th century printer, John Baskerville of Birmingham, A specimen of Baskerville's types, A specimen by John Baskerville of Birmingham, A letter from John Baskerville, letter-founder & printer of Birmingham to Robert Dodsley, bookseller of Pall Mall London, 12th MayA letter to the Royal academy of sciences, Paris, One Beautiful Woman, John Baskerville on.

Baskerville issued his prayer book at the time of George II’s death and George III’s accession (October 25, ). As a result, a number of prayers referring to. A vocabulary, or pocket dictionary. To which is prefixed, a compendious grammar of the English language.

by John Baskerville ISBN (). as printed by John Baskerville This document is intended to exactly reproduce The Book of Common Prayer as printed by John Baskerville in Baskerville Books has a wide and varied stock of over 25, rare, vintage, collectable, used and out-of-print books which will appeal to the discerning collector.

This book is concerned with the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (). Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a worldwide reputation who made eighteenth-century Birmingham a city without typographic equal, by changing the course of type design.

"In January Baskerville made an application to the University of Cambridge for leave to print an octavo prayer book (the university held the sole rights for this title jointly with the king's printer in London) and proposed to send two presses and workmen to Cambridge as soon as Author: BASKERVILLE PRESS.

This book, John Baskerville, by Josiah Henry Benton, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature. Among Baskerville’s most noted works are Milton’s Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Book of Common Prayer, and his Bible of – generally considered to be his finest achievement. The font dates back to the s, when an English businessman named John Baskerville first began working on engravings for tombstones using a style of writing that would later resemble the lettering of his eponymous typeface.

In the s, Baskerville set out to design a thinner version of Caslon, the de facto typeface at the time. John Baskerville used these in an edition of Virgil in He designed and the types, improved the wooden press on which he printed the book and made improvement to the paper he used.

John Baskerville created different kinds of typefaces during his life, one of them being the popular “Baskerville” font. Jun 02,  · Old John Baskerville and the Birth of Modern Printing Paper by Joel Friedlander on June 2, 4 Comments Really, paper is one of the more forgettable parts of daily life, and as book producers, paper is often an afterthought for self-publishers.

Email this Article John Baskerville. This bibliography lists and describes everything that came from the press of John Baskerville of Birmingham, who was appointed Printer to the University of Cambridge in After an introduction in which Dr Gaskell describes the methods that he has adopted and the conclusions that he has drawn from the investigation, there are two main parts: Specimens, Proposals and other Ephemera, and.

The Baskerville Bible of is perhaps the most famous work published by Cambridge University Press, and Baskerville's own type punches are among its most treasured possessions.

This short biography of John Baskerville () was published in Author: Josiah H. Benton. Two New Books for the Bible. Announcing the Theoretical Discovery of Logia, the Earliest Gospel; and Biblos, the Third Earliest Gospel by Baskerville, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at John Baskerville, title page for Vergil’s Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis (Pastorials, Farming, and Aeneis), Baskerville reduced the design to letterforms symmetrically arranged and letterspaced; he reduced content to author, title, publisher, date, and city of publication.

Economy, simplicity, and. His first printed book is published, an edition of Virgil. Publishes an edition of John Milton’s "Paradise Lost".

Appointed printer to the University of Cambridge. Here he produces several editions of the "Book of Common Prayer" and in a New Testament in a Greek type he designs. The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Printed as they are to be sung or said in Churches by The Book of Common Prayer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Jun 29,  · Sir John Baskerville was born circa at of Eardisley, Herefordshire, England.

He married Elizabeth (Joanna) Bridges, daughter of John Bridges and (Miss) Pine, in Sir John Baskerville married Elizabeth d' Eylesford, daughter of Sir John d' Eylesford and Isabel de la Barre, before Sir John Baskerville died in Children: Sir John Baskerville, Kt., of Co, Ralph Baskerville.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Feb 6, - Explore mmallard's board "John Baskerville" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Typography, Lettering and Book design. Baskerville in use. Many revivals bearing John Baskerville’s name have been released by various foundries.

Uses are tagged with this generic entry unless a. John Baskerville was a man of many talents: japanner, calligrapher, letter-carver, typographer, printer and maker of beautiful books. All these aspects of his extraordinary career—and his colourful personality—are represented in this fine collection of essays.

Aug 05,  · SIR JOHN BASKERVILLE was s. by his eldest son, ' SIR JOHN BASKERVILLE, knt. of Combe, b. 12 February, He espoused Elizabeth, daughter of John Touchet, Lord Audley, and had issue, I.

JAMES (Sir), his successor. John, who wedded Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Thomas Holcot, of Wotton, and became possessed of that estate in right of Parents: Sir John Baskerville, Elizabeth or Joanna Baskerville, John Baskerville.

Dec 17,  · Baskerville is actually a serif typeface made from the s by John Baskerville () in Birmingham, England, and minimize into steel by punchcutter John Handy. Baskerville is classified like a transitional typeface, meant like a refinement of what exactly are now termed old-style typefaces of the period, especially people of his most eminent contemporary, William.

BASKERVILLE FAMILY HISTORY. Supplied by Brian Erwin. Edited by Peter Baskerville Rance. In October an original copy of The Herefordshire Magazine datedpublished at 84 Broad Street, Hereford, containing an article on the Baskerville family, written by .