Below is a copy of the first run of the first page of the first number of
Overheard in Seville. The lines follow one another at a distance of one
point, compactifying an entire page of text into less than two
centimetres. It is possible to decipher parts at the beginning and at the
end; at the top is the tide "Santayana's Idea of the Tragic"; at the bottom
are two footnotes, the first of which reads, "This paper was read to the
Santayana Society, Baltimore, December 28,1982."
In order to allow flexibility of font sizes, with 9-point for the main
text, 8-point for long quotations, and 7-point for footnotes, where the
cumbersome original program required a leading which was fixed
throughout, it was necessary to set the leading at one point. Thus each
two lines of the regular 9-point text had to be separated by eleven
linespaces (when done properly!). Belated thanks to Bruce Utdey for
fixing errors in my program, so as to stretch out the page size to its
The typesetting program now used is PostScript, which is a great deal
simpler to deal with.