The Works of Mr. William Congreve

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John Baskerville's early jobs as a writing master and gravestone engraver prefigured his later career as a printer and influenced the typeface he designed for his press.

The chief characteristics of Baskerville's roman and italic types-high finish, substantial contrast and vertical stress-are clearly evident in the title page spread and dedication page shown here.

John Baskerville, 18th century