PRINTING TYPES, THEIR BIRTH IN THE TYPEFOUNDRY DEPICTED IN WOODCUT AND VERSE
Limited to an edition of 130 (from another copy sold by Oak Knoll). The text for this edition was translated and set by hand at the Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing in Athens GA. All the press and production work was performed by Richard Hopkins' Hill & Dale Press and Typefoundry in Terra Alta, WV. The English text is set on the first ten pages and is accompanied by eight illustrations. The German text is on last three of the final unnumbered pages. In original mailing envelope addressed to a customer in India.
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SCHRIFTPROBE ... OFFIZIN POESCHEL & TREPTE.
by Poeschel & Trepte.
Wing 3027; not in ATF. Type specimen book of the well-known German printer and publisher Poeschel & Trepte. Thirty faces with variants for hand composition, and thirty-two for machine composition (Monotype or "Typograph"). Specimens are lines and text, with occasional sample compositions. There are twelve photographs of composing and printing processes; these have no captions but presumably show operations at P&T. A well-designed and modern-looking specimen book with attractive specimens, as one would expect from a firm known for its involvement in fine printing in Germany. Minor foxing of covers.