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Caslon Old Face, Roman & Italic: Cast Entirely from Matrices Produced from the Original Punches Engraved in the Early Part of the Eighteenth Century in Chiswell Street, London, by William Caslon., H. W. Caslon & Co. Ltd.
1 H. W. Caslon & Co. Ltd. Caslon Old Face, Roman & Italic: Cast Entirely from Matrices Produced from the Original Punches Engraved in the Early Part of the Eighteenth Century in Chiswell Street, London, by William Caslon.
London: H. W. Caslon & Co. Ltd., 1924 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
4to. 12 3/4 x 10 inches. (64) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of William Caslon, title page printed within a red and black ruled border, illustrated throughout including woodcuts and type specimens, initials, and ornaments in red and black, title-pages of works printed in the past, double-page facsimile of The Belfast News-Letter and General Advertiser, March 6, 1738; pencil notations on half-title and final leaf (both mostly blank), otherwise, text clean, unmarked. Original gray printed wrappers, yapp edges, comes with the original mailing envelope, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight, edges with mild wear as expected, dust-jacket has tears and wear at the extremities. Very Good. Printed by Geo. W. Jones at the Sign of the Dolphin in Gough Square, London. William Caslon I (1692/93-1766) was an English gunsmith and designer of typefaces. The distinction and legibility of Caslon's type designs secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the continent. His typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic style. 
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Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830....  Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley., William Turner Berry (1895-1988) and Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972), compilers.
2 William Turner Berry (1895-1988) and Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972), compilers. Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830.... Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1983 082403886X / 9780824038861 Used: Like New 
FACSIMILE REPRINT of the first edition, 1935, issued by Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford. Garland Series of Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 12 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches. (xii), (liv), 40, [4] pp. 24 plates (4 large folding), lists type specimens under the headings of 68 type founders with bibliographical descriptions, chronological index; text with occasional pencil marginalia (very minor). Brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket. Ownership signature on front free end-paper. Near Fine. Original introduction by Stanley Morison. This monograph of English and Scottish letter founder's and their specimens was published as one of a short series of bibliographical monographs issued by the Oxford University Press under the editorship of Stanley Morison and Graham Pollard. 
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