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Was this typeset on a Linotype?

Started by wasshuber, October 02, 2019, 06:50:28 PM

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The book "Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table", also known under the title "Expert at the Card Table" was published in 1902 in Chicago, printed by James McKinney & Co. A reprint from 1905 by Drake (likely from the original McKinney plates) can be seen here (or here is another link )

Can the experts here opine on if this book was set on a linotype, or perhaps on a Monotype, or hand composed.

Dave Hughes

I'm going to stick my neck out here and say hand set. Here's a sample of the book for people who want to stay on this site. You can see the whole book if you click on the link on the post above.

I can see signs that some of the type may be slightly damaged which makes me believe it was hand set from a case rather than freshly cast.
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