Dear Hivemind: How were tables, formulae, charts, and figures (line, not shaded art) laid out / ttypeset in physical presses?

Say, 1850 - 1950, roughly?


Oh, go fuck yourselves, Hathi Trust:

"Partner institution members: Login to download this book.

If you are not a member of a partner institution,
whole book download is not available. (why not?)"

babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id

I've just discovered (thanks to Hathi Trust, who /do/ respond to more than slightly grumpy emails) that SOME Google Books materials can in fact be downloaded as PDFs, hiding under the Gear icon, top right.

Mind, this after *years* of using the site. Cue gripe on UI/UX design.

@dredmorbius jfc its from 1884 no still existing copyright shit should be on that? right? 😧

@weirdoslam Best I can suss out, it'ss the holding institution claiming ... under Krell knows what basis, some proprietarry claim in the work.

Much as I love to hate on Google, they're just the passthrough party here. HT pretty much shouldn't even mention them. Certainly not in a way that indictaes or might be misinterpreted as being the responsible party.

@weirdoslam This work is from the Universitty of Caalifornia.

Ruck the Feegents!

@dredmorbius Have you ever been to onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ ?

It regularly adds and documents locations you can get books online for free, including HathiTrust and Google Books. It solely includes material you can get in it's entirety, not just books Google has indexed but doesn't share.

@dredmorbius You might be also interested to know that Google does "geo-shape" this feature. So one might want to access it from an US IP address and not e.g. German address. YMMV depending on title of course.

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