A Specimen of Printing Types of the Caslon and Glasgow Letter-foundry

By: H. W. Caslon & Co

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available


FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches. 95 ff., including 7 folding leaves and 14 printed in colors; a few leaves with marginal staining. Half tan calf, marbled paper over boards, raised bands, red leather spine label; binding square and tight, heavily rubbed, bits missing from the corners of the rear board. SOLD AS IS. This volume contains a substantial fragment of the H. W. Caslon Specimen of Printing Types issued in 1857, although a variety of specimen books printed by Caslon during this period have a variety of paginations. Forest Books of Grantham, Lincolnshire is currently offering a bound volume of the 1857 issue with 306 leaves, including an illuminated title page, a leaf of introduction, 3 leaves of price list, followed by 300 specimen leaves. This volume contains 95 total leaves, including 7 folding, and 14 leaves in colors (including some of the folding leaves). Some of the leaves bound in this volume match leaves included in the Forest Books specimen book. This volume only contains about 6 leaves focused on various type fonts; otherwise, these specimens focus on ornaments. REFERENCE: Bigmore and Wyman, A Bibliography of Printing, pp. 108-109.

Title: A Specimen of Printing Types of the Caslon and Glasgow Letter-foundry

Author Name: H. W. Caslon & Co

Categories: Typography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, H. W. Caslon & Co: 1857

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Acceptable

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GG818-023

Keywords: H. W. Caslon & Co, A Specimen of Printing Types of the Caslon and Glasgow Letter-foundry, Typography, Type Specimen, Type Ornaments