long primer


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long primer

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longprimer

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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 10 point
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Collins offered to this Board 'to cast from three to six sets of plates on any type from Long Primer to Pearl inclusive, at fourteen hundred dollars a set; the page of any size wanted; & to give security that the plates should be executed in a style equal to any that can be procured, & furnished in as short time as can be done in any foundry whatever.' Shortly afterward Messrs.
The prologue Chapter 0 is a long primer on the algebra needed for the rest of the book, opening with 'Skim or skip this chapter'.
Long repeats will require long primer tails, which are more difficult and expensive to synthesize.