Desk Book of Type Specimens - Borders - Ornaments - Brass Rules and Cuts - 1901

By: [American Type Founders Company]

Price: NZ$230.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-library, library card pocket on rear endpaper. Front hinge broken. Binding shaken and loose. Lacking front free endpaper. Loss and abrasion to front pastedown endpaper. Puncture holes in rear board, one extending into the text block. Two leaves detached and loose, the second cut out (pp. 775-6, 817-8). One word cut out and missing on page 641 and 642. Printed presentation label from American Type Founders Co., San Francisco on front endpaper: "Presented to "M. W. Smith With Compliments from Andrew Given & Co., Ltd. N.Z. Agents". ; [6], xx, 92, 147-172, 185-220, 229-272, 273- 344, 351-386, 401-432, 455-478, 483-530, 541-572, 581-620, 625-644, 649-682, 691-720, 721-794, 809-820, 881-892, 1145-1182 pages + printed part title leaves between each part (2 part title leaves missing) + some tipped-in slips. Green cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Red and black illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 213 x 141mm. Page edges dyed red. The pagination is erratic as there are gaps in the pagination where each of the 19 Parts finishes, e.g. Part I ends at page 92 and Part II begins at page 147, but there is no sign that pages 93-146 were ever included. Preliminary leaves have "Useful Information for Printers," including diagrams of different ways to lay out pages on forms to produce various signatures. The bulk of the book is specimens of the different printing types, from very tiny (3 1/2 Point No 17) up to 72 point. Mostly English language fonts, but Part XIII (p. 649) has: German, Hebrew, Greek, Rabbinic, Armenian, Russian. Part XIV has Miscellaneous, including Music Type, Signs (e.g. fractions), Calendars, Recipe Marks, Metal Furniture. Part XV is Borders and Ornaments.

Title: Desk Book of Type Specimens - Borders - Ornaments - Brass Rules and Cuts - 1901

Author Name: [American Type Founders Company]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: San Francisco, American Type Founders Company: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20932

Keywords: Printing