Condensed Style Book Adopted by The Southworth Press, 1930 Compiled by John A E Noyes
Condensed Style Book Containing Brief Typographical Rules Adopted by The Southworth Press, 1930 was compiled by John A. E. Noyes.
A Foreword emphasizes the care taken in preparing this Style Book and warned authors and editors to save time in the composing and proofreading rooms by typing manuscripts or if writing long hand to write plainly and with great care.
This antiquarian book is interesting and valuable for its date (1930) and its emphasis. The proofreading marks and illustrations are to be noted.
The antique hardcover book is in worn condition. There are no marks or tears, but the pages are well browned, the cover stained and binding weakened beyond the front flyleaf and exposed between pages 22 and 23 but not weakened at that point.
A still sturdy little reference book, a rare, hard to find collectible for its genre and a enlightening look into our past use of language and writing.
The book measures 4 1/4 inches by 7 inches by 1/4 inch and has 41 pages.