lithotypy definition

  • noun:
    • The art or process of making a type of difficult stereotype plate, by pushing into a mould, taken from a full page of type or other matter, an assortment of shellac and mud, along with only a little tar and linseed oil, all-in a heated condition.
    • The art or procedure of making a kind of difficult, stereotype plate, by pushing into a mold, taken from a web page of type or any other matter, a composition of gum shellac and sand of a fine high quality, with some tar and linseed oil, all-in a heated state.
    • A peculiar process of stereotyping by pressing the types into a soft mildew or matrix.
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