What Did Gutenberg Invent?

By: Thompson, John S.

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No. 130 of 500 copies. No. 13 in A. R. Tommasini's Christmas Keepsakes series. Original publisher's white boards. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Twenty-one pages, complete. Gilt lettering and illustrated side portrait of Johannes Gutenberg on the front board. Original white card with a red illustrated side portrait of Gutenberg: "This booklet comes to you with Holiday Greetings from A. R. 'Tommy' Tommasini." Pages are clean; binding is tight. Very tiny, faint smudges on front board. A clean, fine copy. John S. Thompson (1872-1955) was the inventor of the Thompson Typecaster. In this book, Thompson delves into the specifics of typecasting, typefaces, and typography and makes the central argument that Gutenberg's primary invention was not a mold for casting single characters but a punch-holder and line-casting mold that produced a line of type at a time.