Gothic type

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Gothic type:

see typetype,
for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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(18.) Because of the edition's heavy use of Gothic type on both sides of most leaves, no more than the slightest traces of watermarks could be discovered with the aid of a Zelco lamp and shade.
Types of books ranged from editions of Petrarch that followed a scholarly model, with the text surrounded by a commentary and presented in quarto or in folio format, to 'instant books', typically consisting of a single sheet with the text printed in quarto, in gothic type, and crammed into two columns.
My image of him was that he was this dark, gothic type of character, which is really only a tiny part of him.