HARPEL'S TYPOGRAPH OR BOOK OF SPECIMENS CONTAINING USEFUL...
by Harpel, Oscar H.
First and only printing. (Bigmore and Wyman I, 306). Harpel lists many important facts necessary for the running of a successful printing business and includes a history of printing. The most important feature of this book is the full color plates, some printed and some done by lithography. Contains folded plates, tipped-in specimens, and other examples of color work. Each page is printed within colored borders and with a different design and color. A landmark book in the history of American printing. Seven plates with eleven wood-engravings; one plate composition in "Stigmatypie;" and fourteen inserted leaves of fancy jobbing specimens, some color printed (four printed on enameled paper). Pages three to five, as well as the plate in this range, are color photocopied replicas of the original pages. Other than that, all pages and plates are accounted for. Ownership stamp on front pastedown by 'J. Durie & Son, General Booksellers & Stationers, Sparks St. Ottawa'. Red stain on edges shows signs of wear. Corners and edges have been bumped and repaired. Some scuffs and signs of wear. Recased with original spine laid down on newer cloth. All endpapers and pastedowns and blank pages are preserved.