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[BKARTS] Very old letterpress printing



I am hoping that the printing experts here can direct me to detailed web 
info on 17th century typesetting.

I have come across a volume of Latin religious tracts dated from 1661. 
(Cologne) I am fascinated by the regularity of the text which is in a very 
small typeface. I haven't handled much material from the 17th century, and 
am just wondering about the technical aspects of printing at that time.

I realize that this is a bit "off topic," but just hoped that one of you had 
a historical interest that would send me in the right direction.

Thanks...Richard

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