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

Say, 1850 - 1950, roughly?

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 Have you ever been to ?

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.

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