节选自《美国印刷和制书词典:包含欧洲和美洲这些艺术的历史，并附有技术术语的定义和传记小品。从艺术的发明开始，讲述了每一行的变化和改进，直到今天。其中一部分是国家和城市;机器或新工艺下的零件;但有很大一部分是在传记的非冰。后者已在任何可行的地方加以说明。曾经在美国生活过或现在生活在美国的人的传记特别多。他们包括印刷工会的官员和国际联合会的主席，除了最著名的发明家、打字机创始人和印刷机制造商之外，还有许多在某一艺术领域取得杰出成就的人。没有一个是出于个人原因被插入的。当W. W.帕斯科将这本词典的计划提交给已故的霍华德·洛克伍德时，后者考虑了很长时间。 This was his custom. He decided no important question in haste. Nothing was said for years, but when the firm finally decided to enter upon its publication it was warmly taken up. An agreement was made with Mr. Pasko to prepare the work and carry it to completion within four years. Mr. Lockwood scrutinized all of the proofs, and entered into all details with great interest. When, in October, 1892, it reached the letter L he was urged to allow a sketch of himself to be prepared and used. He shrunk from this, with the modesty inherent in his nature, but finally consented. A brief notice was made ready and given to him, that it might be revised as to dates and names. He did not return it. Presently all the type in the font was set up, leaving a gap under Lo. Work ceased. Thus it stood when his sudden death came. The bit of copy which had not been returned was never found; the article about him now in the book was afterwards written, and the work proceeded. Much obligation must be expressed to Theodore Low De Vinne, the great printer, for his kindly assistance, his indication of authorities, his decision of knotty quest-ions, his loan of illustrations, and his permission to borrow freely from his two principal books, the Invention of Printing and the Printers' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.