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Specimen book of American line types faces : American point line, point body and point set.
American Type Founders Company.
imprint
[Jersey City, N.J.] : American Type Founders Company [1903].
description
[14], 8, 8a-8b, 9-40, 40a-40b, 41-271, 271a, [1], 272-292, [2] p. (the last two pages blank) : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
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imprint
[Jersey City, N.J.] : American Type Founders Company [1903].
citation/reference
Annenberg, Maurice. Type foundries of America and their catalogs, p. 43.
general note
"This specimen book of American line type designs show a more varied and larger display of faces cast on point line, point body and point set than has hithertho been shown by any other foundry. These popluar American type faces are the product of the American Type Founders Company [...] All of our type is cast from Copper alloy metal, which is the hardest, brightest and most durable of metals."--To Printers and Publishers.
Date and place of publication taken from Annenberg, Maurice. Type foundries of America and their catalogs, 1994.
Includes "Index to American Line Type Specimens" : p. [11-12].
Publisher's advertisement (16 x 22 cm.) inserted between p. 112-113 entitled "American Line Type Includes these three essential features: American Point Line, American Point Body, American Point Set [...]".
Publisher's advertisment (16 x 22 cm.) inserted before t.p. for "A complete line of American Line Type. In stock and for sale by Toronto Type Foundry Company (Limited), Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg".
Publisher's specimen sheet for "Six-Point American Typewriter" (10 x 22 cm.) inserted between p. 228-[229].
T.p. printed in black with red decorative rule border.
Text printed in black, red, blue, green or yellow.
local note
MASS copy: Bound in dark blue calico cloth blocked in white; a.e stained red. With floral patterned endpapers printed in brown. With ownership label: "Roy Gurney His Book".
catalogue key
7878161

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