From book "Glaister`s Glossary of book" by Geoffrey Ashall Glaister
(second edition, Lnd. 1979).

      In France, following acquisition of Pons collection of Sanskrit MSS in 1729, Royal Library in Paris became Europe`s main centre of Sanskrit studies. It was here, in 1820, that August Wilhelm von Schlegel, professor of Sanskrit at Bonn Academia Rhenana, commissioned fount of nagari type. The result was Viberfs excellent 20-point size of 1821... Vibert cut punches and J-B Lion Lettern cast type. Schlegel gave Europe first nagari type to remain in use until present day, personally setting type for his edition of "Bhagavad-gita", Bonn, 1823. In 1825 Delafond of Paris cut a 16-point size.
      At Bopp`s instigation "Akademie der Wissenschaft" in Berlin acquired Schlegel`s matrices and equipment for its newly established oriental printing office in 1821. Here Bopp supervised cutting of smaller fount of nagari to be used for textual notes. They were used in Bopp`s edition of "Ardschuna`s Reise zu Indra`s Himmel ...", Berlin, 1824. In 1825 "Societe Asiatique" in Paris bought Schlegel and Bopp founts, using them in Antonie Chezy`s Sanskrit/French edition of "Sakuntala", Doney-Dupre, 1830. By mid-century the founts were acquired by Brill of Leyden who issued a specimen "De Sanskrit Drukletters" in 1851. Thus Schlegel`s type spread through Europe. The Vibert and Delafond punches are now in "Cabinet des Pincons", q.v.

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"The Pancatantra." Harvard Oriental Series (vol.14). Charles Rockwell Lanman
Printed from type in 1913 at the Oriental Printing Office of G.Kreysing, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

Acknowledgement. To the printing-house of G.Kreysing of Leipzig a public acknowledgements of thanks is due. Dr.Hartel gave me ther welcome assurance that the compositor and proof-reader did their work so well as to save him a great deal of trouble. And the general appearance of the text called forth from him expressions of satisfaction and delight. The larger Sanskrit type of this volume was brand-new when the work was begun, and it certainly yeilds a clear cut and beautiful result. Scholars may well be gratefull to good master-printers, and I will for this printing-house, now in the second century of its hitory, a long continuance of its useful and honorable activity."

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