SPECIMEN BOOK OF TYPE AND BORDERS CAST ON POINT BODIES. CATALOGUE OF PRINTING MATERIALS
This specimen book details samples of the R.H. Stevens & Co. faces, borders, and symbols. The type specimen book and catalogue of printing materials from R.H. Stevens, who succeeded V. & F. Figgins in 1907, a firm originally founded in 1792, and later carried on as Stevens, Shanks & Sons. In 1874 the firm began a new series of specimen books in octavo in an edition of 5000 copies, giving an idea of its importance at that time. Lacking the smaller second catalogue on printing material. Cover completely missing (front, spine, rear). Some chipping, but overall text block beautiful and intact. Bumped at bottom of spine. Price list dated 1912 tipped-in.
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