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CASLON (H. W. and Co.). Specimen of Printing Types of the Caslon and Glasgow Letter Foundry.1857

London: H. W. Caslon and Co., Chiswell Street, 4to (270 x 185 mm), ff. 306, title page printed in three colours and highlighted in gold, leaf of introduction, 3 leaves of price list followed by 300 specimen leaves (7 folding and 4 in colours), one leaf with a specimen excised, one with a closed tear repair, a few leaves with minor chipping to blank margins, marbled endpapers, cont. half black morocco, rebacked with orig. spine laid-down, corners repaired, title in gilt to both boards. Notionally issued by the joint firm of H. W. Caslon and Company and Alexander Wilson (although most of the specimens derive from Caslon's foundry rather than the joint firm). A substantial specimen book which includes not only the original old-faced letters but "the most recent and improved Fonts", its consists of decorative and display types, and specimens of rules and borders.

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