Skaneateles, NY: Michael Bixler, (1988). 4to. stiff paper wrappers with signatures loosely inserted. Unpaginated. A book of type specimens, focusing on Dante, Bembo and Walbaum in varying sizes. Also includes a list of British Monotype composition and display typefaces, and an impressive list of clients of the firm. READ MORE about SPECIMENS OF DANTE, BEMBO AND WALBAUM
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New York: Publishers Printing Company, the William Bradford Press, n.d. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. 35 pages. Printer's type specimen book produced to show work for this book auction house. Well preserved copy still in glassine jacket. READ MORE about TYPE & DECORATIVE MATERIAL USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF CATALOGUES FOR THE AMERICAN ART...
New York, NY: F.W. Bullinger, n.d. 4to. leather, front cover gilt-stamped. (ii), 257+(1) pages. A catalogue of specimens offered by Bullinger, no date but likely late 19th century. Brief introductory comments, index of advertisers. Specimens include works by Delamotte, Klimsch, Renoir, Boussenot, Demengeot, and Fairbairn and Burke. Spine repaired. Covers rubbed, scuffed at edges. First leaf of text chipped at edges. Tanning and scattered foxing, especially on endpapers. READ MORE about ALPHABETS, MONOGRAMS, INITIALS, CRESTS, ETC
Philadelphia, PA: Central Typesetting Co., n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, spiral bound. (26), 61+(1) pages. Includes sections on comparative leading and comparative faces. Index. Covers lightly soiled and chipped at edges. READ MORE about MACHINE FACES
Indianapolis, IN: Central Publishing Company, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, plastic spiral bound. unpaginated. Foreword, guides to copy fitting and use of proof marks. Organized by typeface with tabs between each. Wrappers lightly worn at edges. READ MORE about SPECIMENS OF TYPEFACES FROM CENTRAL PUBLISHING COMPANY INC
(Indianapolis: David W. Peat), n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. Facsimile reprint of 1857 edition published by the Cincinnati Type Foundry. Type faces, borders, corners, and engraved illustrations offered by the foundry. Includes advertisement for Nixon & Goodman, paper dealers. READ MORE about SPECIMEN OF PRINTING TYPES, CAST, AND FOR SALE AT THE CINCINNATI TYPE FOUNDRY
Mount Vernon: Press of A. Colish, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (12) pages. Printed in three colors. READ MORE about 7 CLASSIC TYPE FACES SELECTED FROM A LARGE REPERTORY OF ENGLISH MONOTYPE FACES
Mount Vernon: A. Colish, Inc., n.d. narrow small 4to. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. (18) pages. Type specimen pamphlet listing 86 monotype and/or display (hand-set) typefaces with sizes available, 33 of which are illustrated with alphabets (upper and lower case, regular and italic, as appropriate). With an index listing additional types available. READ MORE about TYPES AVAILABLE
New York, NY: Press of A. Colish, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Foreword. Type faces offered by the Colish firm. Wrappers sunned along edges, chipped at edges. Lacking paper cover label. READ MORE about TYPE SPECIMENS SHOWING EXAMPLES OF TEXT TYPOGRAPHY FOR FINE BOOK PRINTING, ADVERTISEMENTS &...
Philadelphia, PA: Composing Room, n.d. 4to. loose leaf bound. unpaginated. Typefaces offered by Composing Room of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Listing of faces offered. With a "camera section." Covers soiled. Label on inside front cover. Listing of faces offered mostly xeroxed. READ MORE about CR VIP PHOTOCOMPOSITION
New York: Continental Typefounders Association, Inc., n.d.(1930?). square 12mo. (12) pages. Advertisement for decorative capitals for this foundry's "Eve" and "Eve Italic" typefaces, with examples from advertisements & texts. No date, but contents of examples suggest late 20's to about 1930. Revised price list tipped onto front inside cover. READ MORE about DECORATIVE CAPITALS
New York: Diamant Typographic Service, Inc., n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, plastic spiral binding. (22) pages. Slightly faded covers. READ MORE about DIAMANTYPES, ONE LINE SHOWING OF TYPES, ORNAMENTS, INITIALS, BORDERS, TYPOGRAPHIC SIGNS, ACCENTS
Bangor, Maine: Eastern Corporation, n.d. large broadside folded twice with explanatory text printed on heavy paper stock loosely inserted. Designed by Howard Coggeshall. READ MORE about A SPECIMEN SHEET SHOWING ALMOST ALL OF THE "LOST" GOUDY TYPES
Bangor, Maine: Eastern Corporation, n.d. broadside accompanied by foldout broadside type specimen sheet. Designed by G.H. Petty for the paper company, Eastern. READ MORE about A SPECIMEN SHEET, BERNHARD MODERN, ROMAN & ITALIC
Bangor, Maine: Eastern Corporation, n.d. large broadside speciment sheet folded twice with explanatory sheet printed on heavy paper stock loosely inserted. Designed by Richard N. McArthur with information on him. READ MORE about THIS IS A SPECIMEN SHEET OF GRAYDA TYPE
Bangor, ME: Eastern Corporation, 1948. framed broadside, (23 by 18 inches). Wooden framed broadside behind glass displaying Eric Gill's Perpetua-Monotype face. Scratches on wooden frame. READ MORE about THIS IS A SPECIMEN SHEET OF CALLIGRAPHY OF A FEW SIZES AND WEIGHTS OF GILL'S PERPETUA-MONOTYPE
(Berkeley, CA: Emigre), n.d. 8vo. self paper wrappers. unpaginated. Texts by David Barringer. List of fonts and designers. A catalogue of items offered by Emigre. READ MORE about LITTLE BOOK OF LOVE LETTERS: THE EMIGRE TYPE CATALOG VOLUME I
Stamford, CT: Finn Typographics, n.d., but 1970. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Specimens of numerous Linotype and handset faces, rules, borders, and ornaments. Two brochures, listing faces offered for sale by Finn, and a card with a brief inscription. Covers slightly chipped at edges. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. READ MORE about TYPE SPECIMENS INCLUDING A COMPLETE SHOWING OF LINOTYPE FACES A ONE-LINE PRESENTATION OF HAND-SET...
Camden, NJ: The Haddon Craftsmen, (1936), 1937. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 42; (iv),48 pages. A Primer of Types, Number One. Near fine. READ MORE about PRIMER OF TYPES, BEMBO, BASKERVILLE, BELL A SHOWING OF THREE ENGLISH MONOTYPE BOOK FACES,...