Staff Profile:James Mosley

Professor James Mosley
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I teach the history of letterforms and typography to BA and MA students, and act as advisor to PhD students working in this area.

I was librarian of the St Bride Library from 1958 until my retirement in 2000. I began to lecture at the University of Reading in 1964. I have written and lectured in several countries on the history of letter forms and printing types, and the technical and cultural influences that have shaped them.

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My research interests include the history of typefounding, as documented by my first-hand experience of the practice, and the recovery and assembly of original materials - like punches and matrices and related equipment, and also surviving types. Another topic I have followed has been the making of a new type for the Imprimerie Royale, Paris, from the 1690s onwards. This work has been the basis of numerous articles, and of the exhibition on the 'romain du roi' in Lyon that I curated in 2002, with its associated publication, and also a supplementary piece on 'the making of the book' of the Médailles de Louis le Grand (1702) in Bulletin du bibliophile, 2008. My note on Des Billettes in the current TP9 is another product of my researches in this area. The project is still ongoing. I am currently editing a transcription of the whole of Jaugeon's unpublished account of making types.

See my Blog for serious writing about my research

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