from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as type-founding.
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But the long period of thraldom had resulted in completely destroying all originality amongst the printers, and almost in the destruction of the art of letter-founding.
In 1764 Joseph Fry, a native of Bristol, began letter-founding in that city.
It was a special feature of Day's letter-founding that he cut the Roman and