Izaak Walton Izaak Walton: his wallet booke
(Field & Tuer, 1885)
C.31.i.1    22x16 cm

Izaak Walton: his wallet booke
  Printing during the nineteenth century


1881 Wicks's rotary typecasting machine patented, and used within the newspaper industry until the introduction of hot metal composing machines at the end of the century

Introduction of photographic process for reproducing illustrations - photogravure, collotype, photo-etched relief half-tone blocks

Concerns about standards of printing prompted Andrew Tuer to set up the Printers' International Specimen Exchange. There was a revival of interest in book design which culminated in 'The Book Beautiful' of the 1890s