Type

Piea (large type), litera picata, the great black letter at the beginning of some new order in the liturgy. Brevier' (small type), used in printing the breviary.

Primer, now called “long primer,” (small type), used in printing small prayer-books called primers.

A fount of types. A complete assortment contains 1,117,000 pieces of type.

a 8,500 h 6,400 o 8,000 v 1,200

b 1,600 i 8,000 p 1,700 w 2,000

c 3,000 j 400 q 500 x 400

d 4,100 k 800 r 6,200 y 2,000

e 12,000 l 4,000 s 8,000 z 200

f 2,500 m 3,000 t 9,000 ,4,500 ;800

g 1,700 n 8,000 u 3,400 .2,000 ;600

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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