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The Comprehensive Bird & Bull Type Specimen Book
Limited to an edition of 140 numbered copies. This book represents a full year of daily work creating a type specimen book that not only shows type faces ranging from the very rare to the common but also contains wonderful Henry Morris quotes composed in type. While there are serious entries, many, if not most, exhibit Morris's finely-tuned humor. How often does one get immense reading pleasure, to say nothing of a good laugh, from an exquisitely executed type specimen book? The alphabets shown range from the gargantuan 84-pt. to a miniscule 4-pt. There is ornamental material from the last days of the great German type founders, which is rarely seen in American private presses, much of which was designed by Hermann Zapf and others of equal ability. "I've seen many of the type specimen books of the twentieth century and I believe I have come up with a novel way of doing this. I predict the idea will be copied, but this is the original and no serious collection should be without it." (from the prospectus). Set in numerous types printed on Frankfurt paper.
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