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^ FEW SUGGESTIONS

)F PLAIN LETTERINGS

FOR ARTISTS AND

OTHERS



CHAS. T. JACOBI



WojiKS BY CHAS. T. JACOB I

PRINTING. A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typo-
graphy as applied more particularly to the Printing of Books.
With upwards of i8o Illustrations, and a Glossarial Index of
Technical Terras and Phrases. Fourth Edition (revised).
Small Post 8vo, cloth, price 75. 6rf.

THE PRINTERS' HANDBOOK of Trade Recipes,
Hints, and Suggestions relating to Letterpress and Lithographic
Printing, P>ookbinding, Stationery, Process Work, etc. With
many useful Tables and an Index. Third Edition, Revised
and Enlarged. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 5i. net.

THE PRINTERS' VOCABULARY. A Collection
of some 2,500 Technical Terms, Phrases, Abbreviations, and
other Expressions, mostly relating to Letterpress Printing.
Useful book for Authors and Publishers. Crown 8vo, cloth,
price 3J. dd.

ON THE MAKING AND ISSUING OF BOOKS.

Fcap. 8vo, price ns. td. net. \Out of print,

THE PRINTING OF MODERN BOOKS. A Paper
read before the Bibliographical Society. Pot 8vo, sewed.

( R eprinted/or presentation.

SOME NOTES ON BOOKS AND PRINTING.

A Giiide for .Authors, Publishers, and Others. This work is an
amplification of " On the Making and Issuing of Books." Demy
8vo, blue vellum, cloth boards, lettered in white. Third (new
and enlarged) Edition. Price 6.r. net.

GESTA TYPOGRAPHKTA ; or, A Medley for Printers
and Others. Fcap. 8vo, rubricated throughout, price y. 6df.net.

A FEW SUGGESTIONS OF PLAIN LETTERINGS
FOR ARTISTS AND OTHERS. Some type models of
capital letters adapted for designers, etc. Second Edition.
Imperial i6mo, sewed, price \s. net.

N.B. — These volumes ^ where in prints are supplied post
free on receipt of postal order by the Author at the Chiswick
Press, 20, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London, E. C.



A FEW SUGGESTIONS

OF PLAIN LETTERINGS

FOR ARTISTS AND

OTHERS



LONDON: PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS
TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE. MCMVIII

SECOND EDITION. ONE SHILLING NET



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NOTE TO SECOND EDITION

THE first edition of this little book has long
been out of print, and as there have been
many inquiries for it from time to time I am re-
issuing it, with a few alterations and additions,
in the hope that it may still be found useful, not
only to Artists, but to all those Craftsmen who
have to deal with lettering in some form.



CHAS. T. JACOBI



Chiswick Press
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EXAMPLES OF TYPE ALPHABETS

I. OLD FRENCH. Chiswick Press.
An elegant and graceful form of letter.

II. FLEMISH. The Patent Type Founding Company.
Somewhat similar to the above but thickened.

III. ORIGINAL OLD FACE. Messrs. Caslon and Co.

The series cut by William Caslon in the middle of the eighteenth
century (see also Ex. XI).

IV. REVIVED OLD STYLE. Messrs. Miller and Richard.

Designed in the middle of the last century to meet the demand for
a better class of face than the so-called "modem" (see Ex. VII).

V. PLANTIN. The Patent Type Founding Company.

A modernized form of " old style" character (compare Ex. VII).

VI. OLD STYLE ANTIQUE. Messrs. Miller and Richard.
Practically No. IV thickened into a "Clarendon" type.

VII. MODERN FACE. Messrs. Miller and Richard.

Characteristic of the early nineteenth century taste — when type
lettering degenerated into extreme thick and thin lines — the period
between "old face" (Ex. Ill) and the "revived old style" (Ex. IV).

VIII. ITALIAN OLD STYLE. Messrs. Stephenson, Blake & Co.
An enlarged copy of the Kelmscott Press " Golden " fount by Sir
Charles Reed and Sons, which firm is now incorporated with
Messrs. Stephenson, Blake and Co.



IX. SANS SERIF. Messrs. Stephenson, Blake and Co.

These letters being without " serifs " appear somewhat unfinished,
and, although much used, are only given here as showing the more
elementary form of the letters.

X. CHELTENHAM. Messrs. Caslon and Co.

A new design based, as far as the capitals are concerned, somewhat
on the Old French (Ex. I).

XI. ORIGINAL OLD FACE. Messrs. Caslon and Co.

This is a repetition of Ex. Ill, but in a somewhat smaller size
and with the fine reman lower-case letters added to it.

XII. OLD ITALIC. Messrs. Caslon and Co.

This italic belongs to the series of " old face " type cut by William
Caslon (see Exs. Ill and XI).

XIII. OLD BLACKLETTER. Messrs. Caslon and Co.

The original fount of blackletter cut by William Caslon, and a fairly
good reproduction of the character used by Wynkyn de Worde.



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