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ENSCHEDÉ EN ZONEN.. Proeve van Drukletteren. Lettergieterij van Joh. Enschedé en Zonen. Haarlem.1841

Haarlem: Joh. Enschedé en Zonen,, 8vo (210 x 125 mm), 303ff. title, advert leaf and 303 leaves of type specimens, all printed on rectos only (2 being fold-outs), some light chipping to corner tips of a few leaves, later quarter green morocco, spine slightly sunned. An extensive type specimen from the Dutch celebrated letter-founders, with hundreds of letter types, vignettes, initials, etc. all beautifully printed. The foundry was established at Haarlem in 1703 by Isaac Enschedé. In 1743 they acquired the Wetstein foundry, and from this beginning they accumulated a vast store of types. However, in 1808 much of the old type in the foundry was sold and replaced with new, the specimens here illustrated this important change in the firms history. Lane & Lommen, 27.

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