Notes on the life of John Baskerville, an eighteenth century printer

by Edward Hooker Harvey

Publisher: Rowfant Club in Cleveland

Written in English
Published: Pages: 29 Downloads: 649
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  • Baskerville, John, -- 1706-1775 -- Biography.,
  • Printers -- England -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Statementby Edward Hooker Harvey.
ContributionsRowfant Club (Cleveland, Ohio)
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19241632M

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John Baskerville, (born Jan. 28,Wolverley, Worcestershire, Eng.—died Jan. 8,Birmingham, Warwickshire), English printer and creator of a typeface of great distinction bearing his name, whose works are among the finest examples of the art of printing. Baskerville became a writing master at Birmingham but in established a japanning (varnishing) business, whose profits.

John Baskerville printed works for the University of Cambridge in and, although an atheist, printed The Book of Common Prayer inand a splendid folio Bible in His typefaces were greatly admired by Benjamin Franklin, a fellow printer.

Baskerville's work was criticised by jealous competitors and soon fell out of favour, but since the s many new fonts have been released by Born: 28 January (baptised), Wolverley, England. 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. 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. 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.

The Baskerville Society, a constituent part of the Centre for Printing History & Culture (CPHC), is a membership group dedicated to the study of the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (). John Baskerville was a Birmingham inventor, entrepreneur and artist with a world-wide.

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Notes on the life of John Baskerville JOHN BASKERVILLE: PRINTER AND DESIGNER The Percy Smith Memorial Lecture by SIR FRANCIS MEYNELL R.D.I., delivered to a joint meeting of the Society and the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, on Wednesday, 23rd April, J, with Mr.

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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. Really, paper is one of the more forgettable parts of daily life, and as book producers, In the 18th century, typefaces were undergoing a gradual transformation into more elegant, stylized forms than the oldstyle typefaces that had been modeled on the handwriting of humanistic scribes during the Italian renaissance.

One printer, John. Baskerville is a serif typeface designed in the s by John Baskerville (–) in Birmingham, England, and cut into metal by punchcutter John Handy.

Baskerville is classified as a transitional typeface, intended as a refinement of what are now called old-style typefaces of the period, especially those of his most eminent contemporary, William Caslon.

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John Baskerville (–) In John Baskerville, a Birmingham printer and businessman, decided to launch a project to print a large folio Bible, of the sort needed for lecterns in churches, using a new typeface which he had designed. This new type had caused a great stir in when he used it to print.

Each book is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, based on the transitional English serif typeface designed in the mid-eighteenth century by John Baskerville.

They are litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow, Cornwall.

Black Baskerville is a limited edition artist’s book researched, designed, photographed and written by Steven McCarthy. Each main page of Black Baskerville has an image related to John Baskerville’s life butted against an image from the Virginia Baskervilles; explanatory texts caption the photos.

Margaret Francis Ellen Baskerville () was born on 14 September in North Melbourne to Edgar Arthur Baskerville, an ironmonger, and Sarah Francis, and was the eldest of five daughters and three brothers. She is a descendant of the famous 18th century Birmingham printer John Baskerville after whom the Baskerville typeface is named.

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.

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The team will also link back to the Birmingham’s 18th Century heritage as being at the heart of European printing and explore how key city figures like John Baskerville. John Baskerville () Born in Worcestershire inhe spent the rest of his life in Birmingham.

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John Mullan is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. John is a specialist in 18th-century literature and is at present writing the volume of the Oxford English Literary History that will cover the period from to He was also noted for a pioneering bibliography of the 18th-century Birmingham printer, John Baskerville, published in (2nd edition ).

It followed a bibliography of the poet William Mason. He also produced a bibliography of the Foulis press in Other works were.

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The font used is John Baskerville, from Storm Foundries, which is very close to the original and includes all the characters used in this book. The original pages are slightly larger than half of an 8½ x 11" piece of paper, so all dimensions of the original were reduced by about 8% to fit (e.

g., the typeface is 13 point, rather than the. It can communicate formality or a more laid-back mood. Beyond that, it can illustrate the nuances of the user’s personality. For the twee, there’s Futura; for the old-fashioned, Times New Roman.

And, for the history-loving, there’s Baskerville, a font that was created in the 18th century, and is. Mr. Garfield then introduces the designers of beautiful fonts that are still used today, such as Claude Garamond in 16th-century France, William Caslon and John Baskerville in 18th-century .For the project Nicol had already engaged the services of William Martin, a type-founder from Birmingham who had worked for John Baskerville, to design and cut the type.

In the spring ofWilliam Bulmer established The Shakespeare Press at 3 Russell Court, off Cleveland Row, St.

James's and the first part of the Shakespeare appeared in.