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The Building of a Book A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing   By: (1828-1914)

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THE BUILDING OF A BOOK

A SERIES OF PRACTICAL ARTICLES WRITTEN BY EXPERTS IN THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF BOOK MAKING AND DISTRIBUTING

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THEODORE L. DE VINNE

EDITED BY FREDERICK H. HITCHCOCK

[Illustration: Editor's arm.]

THE GRAFTON PRESS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1906, By THE GRAFTON PRESS. Published December, 1906.

DEDICATED TO READERS AND LOVERS OF BOOKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

FOREWORD

"The Building of a Book" had its origin in the wish to give practical, non technical information to readers and lovers of books. I hope it will also be interesting and valuable to those persons who are actually engaged in book making and selling.

All of the contributors are experts in their respective departments, and hence write with authority. I am exceedingly grateful to them for their very generous efforts to make the book a success.

THE EDITOR.

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

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INTRODUCTION 1 By THEODORE L. DE VINNE, of Theodore L. De Vinne & Company, Printers, New York.

THE AUTHOR 4 By GEORGE W. CABLE, Author of "Grandissimes," "The Cavalier," and other books. Resident of Northampton, Massachusetts.

THE LITERARY AGENT 9 By PAUL R. REYNOLDS, Literary Agent, New York, representing several English publishing houses and American authors.

THE LITERARY ADVISER 16 By FRANCIS W. HALSEY, formerly Editor of the New York Times Saturday Review of Books , and literary adviser for D. Appleton & Company. Now literary adviser for Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York.

THE MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT 25 By LAWTON L. WALTON, in charge of the manufacturing department of The Macmillan Company, Publishers, New York.

THE MAKING OF TYPE 31 By L. BOYD BENTON, Mechanical Manager of the Jersey City factory of the American Type Founders' Company.

HAND COMPOSITION AND ELECTROTYPING 41 By J. STEARNS CUSHING, of J. S. Cushing & Company, Norwood, Massachusetts, one of the three concerns forming the Norwood Press.

COMPOSITION BY THE LINOTYPE MACHINE 53 By FREDERICK J. WARBURTON, Treasurer of the Mergenthaler Linotype Machine Company.

COMPOSITION BY THE MONOTYPE MACHINE 66 By PAUL NATHAN, a member of Wood & Nathan, New York, selling agents for the Lanston Monotype Machine.

PROOF READING 77 By GEORGE L. MILLER, with the Charles Francis Press, New York.

PAPER MAKING 89 By HERBERT W. MASON, of S. D. Warren & Company, Paper Makers, Boston, Massachusetts.

PRESSWORK 99 By WALTER J. BERWICK, of Berwick & Smith Company, Norwood, Massachusetts, one of the three concerns constituting the Norwood Press.

THE PRINTING PRESS 112 By OTTO L... Continue reading book >>




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