See also:horn at
See also:Paris on the 15th of
See also:September 17 t s . Ile was the son of a printer, and was brought up to his
See also:father's business . After studying
See also:drawing under the painter Colson, he practised for some
See also:time the
See also:art of
See also:engraving, and ultimately turned his
See also:attention to the engraving and casting of types . Ile designed many new characters, and his foundry became celebrated not only in France, but in
See also:foreign countries . Not content with his
See also:practical achievements, he sought to stimulate public
See also:interest in his art by the production of various
See also:works on the subject . In 1737 he published his Table
See also:des proportions qu'il faut observer entre
See also:les caracteres, which was followed by several other technical
See also:treatises . In 1758 he assailed the title of
See also:Gutenberg to the
See also:honour awarded him as inventor of printing, claiming it for Schoffer, in his Dissertation sur l'origine et les progres de fart de graver en bois . This gave rise to a controversy in which Schopflin and Baer were his opponents . Fournier's contributions to this debate were collected and re-printed under the title of Traites historiques et critiques sur l'origine de l'imprimerie . His
See also:work, however, was the
See also:Manuel typographique, which appeared in 2 vols . 8vo in 1764, the first
See also:volume treating of engraving and type-founding, the second of printing, with examples of different alphabets . It was the author's design to
See also:complete the work in four volumes, but he did not live to execute it .
He died at Paris on the 8th of
See also:October 1768 .
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