Republishing an antique book

Front page of Great inventions and discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
Front page of Great inventions and discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy

In the old days, books were typeset with care. Leaden letters were combined by hand. Nowadays, LaTeX offers you the same care, but in an automated way. Since the proof of the pudding is in the eating, Set your Text republished a book from 1911. Great inventions and discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy informs the 20th century citizen about developments such as clocks, photography, the steam engine and last not but least: the printing press (chapter 2). 

You can download Great inventions and discoveries as a pdf file or view it below this blog text. This classic book is typeset by the most modern means, but still in an antique style. Two different font sets have been used for two different versions. LaTeX makes it very easy to change the font set, no need anymore to change all leaden letters by hand!

 

Second chapter from Great inventions and discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
The use of font Didot for the main text and sans serif font Kurier in the second chapter from Great inventions and discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy. The headings look somewhat more modern this way. 

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