New York, NY: Bauer Alphabets, n.d. 4to. fold-out brochure. unpaginated. A selection of type faces offered by Bauer. READ MORE about FOUNDRY TYPES FROM BAUER ALPHABETS
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Frankfurt am Main: Bauerschie Giesserei, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. (12) pages. Printed in multiple colors. Cover soiled. READ MORE about BERNHARD SCHÖNSCHRIFT ZART UND HALBSETT
Frankfurt am Main: Bauersche Giesserei, 1925. 4to. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. Text in German. Bodini, originally designed by Giambattista Bodini, with two models in modern recutting, ATF by M.F. Benton in 1907 and Bauer (Jaspert, Berry and Johnson 25-9). Includes samples of printed material. Wrappers lightly tanned. READ MORE about BODINI ANTIQUA
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
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...
Amsterdam: Buijten & Schipperheijn, n.d. 4to. paper-covered boads, metal spiral binding. unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Type faces offered by the Buijten firm. Illustrated in black and red ink. Includes reproduction of a color painting produced for the City Museum of Amsterdam with a note of appreciation. Boards tanned and slightly bent at edges. READ MORE about GRAPHISCH EPIGRAMMEN
With Historical Notes and Comments by Henry Lewis Bullen. Introduction by Richard B. Yale.
San Diego: Frontier Publishing Co., 1972. 4to. cloth. (7), 53 leaves printed on one side. With Historical Notes and Comments by Henry Lewis Bullen. Introduction by Richard B. Yale. Reprinted in typescript from the 1934 first edition and containing some additional matter. Compiled by H.L. Bullen, librarian of the ATF Company, to eliminate duplicates from the library and raise money. Excellent bibliographical tool in the study of these specimen books as Bullen has added comments to the descriptions. READ MORE about DUPLICATES OF TYPE SPECIMEN BOOKS, ETC., UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN, FOR SALE BY THE TYPOGRAPHIC...
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
London: C. & E. Layton Ltd., n.d. folio. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated (28 pages). This publication was issued by the English firm of C. & E. Layton Ltd. "as a supplement to their main Type Cabinet, and for the express purpose of showing at a glance the variety of modern types they have available in their Advertisement Typesetting and Printing Departments." Over 160 type faces are included. On the front is an image of the... READ MORE about SYNOPSIS OF TYPE FACES
London: Caslon Letter Foundry, n.d. folio broadside printed on both sides. folded three times. Showing of Caslon Old Face in various sizes and types. READ MORE about A BROADSIDE SPECIMEN FROM THE CASLON LETTER FOUNDRY
London: H.W. Caslon Ltd., n.d. (circa 1960s). 4to. paper wrappers, cord tied. (16) pages. Nicely printed with use of black and red ink. READ MORE about CHECK-LIST OF THE CASLON OLD FACE TYPE FAMILY
N.P. n.p., n.d. 8vo. paper-covered boards, string bound. (v), 83 pages. A catalogue of type specimens, most likely by an unidentified German firm. Printed on recto only. Covers sunned, mainly along spine. Staining on endpapers. Some pencil notations in text. READ MORE about Catalogue of Type Specimens
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
London: Clowes, n.d. 4to. cloth. 119 pages. Includes sample advertising using these type specimens. Also includes foreign type faces. With a brochure called "Fresh Faces" loosely inserted in a pocket on the front pastedown. READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF SELECTED DISPLAY TYPES AND ALSO A FEW BOOK TYPES
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