Stereotyping. The first idea of catting in metal plates emanated from one William Ged, a printer, of Edinburgh., in 1725. About fifty years afterwards it was revived by Tilloch; and was subsequently adopted by the celebrated Didot of Paris, and ultimately brought to perfection by Karl Stanhope. The convenience of this method is very great, as :i reprint of a book can take place at any time, and any required number of copies, however small, can be taken off; and the expense of recomposition is thus asved.

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