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Image for Specimen Book of Type Faces: Borders, Ornaments, Rules, Special Characters – Monotype, Linotype, Thompson [Type, Type Founding, Standard Typesetting Co.]

Specimen Book of Type Faces: Borders, Ornaments, Rules, Special Characters – Monotype, Linotype, Thompson [Type, Type Founding, Standard Typesetting Co.]

By: Standard Typesetting Co.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Standard Typesetting Co., not dated (circa 1920-30)


Black imitation leather with gilt and green cover titles and decorations, 15 by 23.2 cm, 227 pp. followed by six blank leaves (for mounting updates). Standard Typesetting bookplate on the front pastedown indicating that this is copy number 463, intended for Gordon St. Clair. Light wear to the extremities, and a lengthwise crease to the lower half of the front cover which has caused a tear to the bookplate. A few light pencil checks and notes. After a one-page introd... View more info

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The Centaur Types

By: Rogers, Bruce

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, October House, 1949

Edition: Limited ed


Limited printing of 1000 numbered copies, of which this is out of series (unnumbered). Grey cloth with gilt spine titles, grey top-stain, dust jacket (see below), 16.4 by 24.5 cm, (ii) 69 (21) pp. plus limitation page. Near fine hardcover, in very good jacket with light fading on the spine panel. Documents Rogers’ creation of the classic Centaur typeface, including its forebears and offspring. While printed in a limited run, an unspecified number of unsold copies o... View more info