A soli­tary type

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NOT only did Al­dus Manu­tius, the Vene­tian printer, wish to save space when he in­vented the italic type­face (‘More than words can say’, Oc­to­ber 19), he also wished to cut out un­due con­ver­sa­tions on his premises. On the door was a no­tice that trans­lates as ‘State your busi­ness and de­part at once’. Jeremy God­win, Cum­bria

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