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January 29, 2010

History by implication

“Browsing the OED is a tantalising experience because it provides windows into so many obscure corners of history. But since the citations are small and fragmentary, they invite the imagination to fill in the blank spaces.”

Thus the Bygone Bureau, presenting a secret history of typography in the Oxford English Dictionary.

(Via Morgue.)

January 29, 2010 in History | Permalink


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