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William Caslon, 1693-1766 : the ancestry, life and connections of England's foremost letter-engraver and type-founder.

Author/Creator:
Ball, Johnson.
Publication:
Kineton : Roundwood Press, 1973.
Format/Description:
Book
xxviii, 494, [63] pages (2 folded) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Caslon, William, 1693-1766.
Printing -- England -- History.
Type and type-founding -- History.
Printing.
Type and type-founding.
England.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
William Cason's ancestry
Halesowen schools during Caslon's boyhood
Halesowen in the West Midlands iron trade 1650-1720
Caslon's birth-place as seen in the parish resgister 1650-1720
William Caslon becomes a Loriner
The gunmakers of Birmingham and London
Caslon among the goldsmiths and silversmiths
Caslon's professional brethren
Eastern travel, Arabic scholarship and foreign missions
The S.P.C.K., Dr. Thomas Bray and his links with Halesowen
Booksellers, authors and their market
Newspapers to the time of Caslon
Caslon among the printers and booksellers
Some technicalities of printing and letter founding
Some title-pages of books before the Caslon era
Caslon makes his name
Caslon as a punch-cutter and letter-founder
Title pages of some books in the Caslon era
Links between Baskerville, Shenstone, Rowe Mores and Caslon
William Caslon's pupils and followers
Type-set, engraved and punched-plate music
Caslon's music concerts
Chronology of Caslon's ancestry, life and connections.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 462-478) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Elias, Archibald C. (donor) (Storage copy)
Penn Chronology:
1973
ISBN:
0900093137
9780900093135
OCLC:
803520
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