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Lot 1
FOURNIER LE JEUNE.
Manuel Typographique, Utile au gens de Lettres, & a ceux qui exercent les differentes parties de l’Art de l’Imprimerie.

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Lot 2
[SPECIMEN BOOK — ENSCHEDE, J., LETTERGIETERY].
Proef van Letteren, Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery.

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Lot 3
ASSENIO, D. FRANCISCO AND MEJORADA.
Geometria de la Letra Romana Mayuscula y Minuscula…

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Lot 4
[WRITING MANUAL]. WEBER, JOHANN GOTTFRIED.
Allgemein Univeisung der neuesten Schonschreibtunst…

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Lot 5
TORIO DE LA RIVA Y HERRERO, TORCUATO (1759 - 1820).
Arte de Escribir por Reglas y con muestras, segun la Doctrina de los mejores Autores Antiquos y Modernos, Estrangeros y Nacionales, Acompanado de Unos Principios de Aritmetica, Gramatica, y Ortografia Castellana…

19th Century Specimen Books

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Lot 6
[SPECIMEN BOOK — ALEXANDER WILSON & SONS].
Specimen of Printing Types.

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Lot 7
[SPECIMEN BOOK — J. G. SCHELTER & GIESECKE].
Proben J. G. Schelter & Giesecke, Erster Band.

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Lot 8
JOHNSON, JOHN.
Typographia, or the Printers’ Instructor…

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Lot 9
[SPECIMEN BOOK — JOH. ENSCHEDÉ EN ZONEN].
Proeve van Letteren Eerste [& Tweede] Verlvoog.

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Lot 10
[SPECIMEN BOOK — JOH. ENSCHEDE EN ZONEN].
Proebe van Drukletteren.

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Lot 11
[SPECIMEN BOOK — N. TETTERODE].
Proeve van Letteren, van N. Tetterode, Lettergieter te Amsterdam, Tweed Gedeelte (Second Section).

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Lot 12
[SPECIMEN BOOK — C. DERRIEY].
Gravure et Fonderie de C. Derriey: Specimen-Album.

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Lot 13
[SPECIMEN BOOK — LA FONDERIE A. BERTRAND].
Le Le Guide Indispensable des Imprimeurs, Papetiers, Brocheurs, Relieurs, & Doreurs. A. Bertrand… Tarif General des Ustensiles et Specimen des Caracters d’Imprimerie…

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Lot 14
[SPECIMEN BOOK — ROOS & JUNGE].
Preis-Courant von Roos & Junge Schriftgiesserei.

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Lot 15
GRASSET, EUGENE. GRAVURE ET IMPRESSION PAR CHARLES GILLOT. INTRODUCTION ET NOTES
Histoire des Quatre Fils Aymon.

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Lot 16
[SPECIMEN BOOK — INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE].
The Printers’ International Specimen Exchange: With an Introduction by the Editor of The Paper and Printing Trades Journal. Vol. VIII.

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Lot 17
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FUNDICAO DE TYPOS DA IMPRENSA NACIONAL].
Provas da Fundicao de Typos da Imprensa Nacional.

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Lot 18
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FONDERIE TURLOT].
Spécimen Général.

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Lot 19
[SPECIMEN BOOK — SCHRIFTGIESSEREI JULIUS KLINKHARDT].
Gesamt-Probe der Schriftgiesserei Julius Klinkhardt.

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Lot 20
[SPECIMEN BOOK — BRITISH PRINTERS’ INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE].
The Printers’ International Specimen Exchange. Vol. XI.

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Lot 21
[SPECIMEN BOOK — WILHELM WOELLMER].
Muster-Sammlung von Wilhelm Woellmer’s Schriftgiesserei und Messinglinienfabrik Stempelschneiderei.

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Lot 22
[SPECIMEN BOOK — AMERICAN TYPE FOUNDERS].

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Lot 23
[MACKELLAR, SMITHS AND JORDAN FOUNDRY].
1796 - 1896, One Hundred Years: MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan Foundry.

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Lot 24
[SPECIMEN BOOK — SCHELTER & GIESECKE].
Rokoko-Ranken.

Turn of the Century Specimen Books

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Lot 25
[SPECIMEN BOOK — BAUER’SCHEN GIESSEREI].
Musterbuch der Bauer’schen Giesserei.

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Lot 26
[SPECIMEN BOOK — A. VANDERBORGHT & DUMONT].
Foderie & Gravure Typographiques A. Vanderborght & Dumont.

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Lot 27
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FONDERIE & G. PEIGNOT & FILS, PARIS].
Album d'Applications des Nouvelles Créations Françaises.

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Lot 28
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FONDERIE G. PEIGNOT & FILS].
Specimen General. Tome I: Materiel, Filets, Fantaisies Classiques et Modernes, Vignettes, Ornements. Tome II: Types de Journaux et de Labeurs, Caracteres d’Editions. Materiel d’Installation.

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Lot 29
[SPECIMEN BOOK — SCHRIFTGIESSEREI GENZCH & HEYSE].
Proben von Schriften Initialen und Verzierungen.

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Lot 30
[SPECIMEN BOOK — JOHAN ENSCHEDÉ].
Ornamenten Hoofdlijsten en Sluitstukken.

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Lot 31
DE VINNE, THEODORE LOW, A.M.
1. A Treatise on… Plain Printing Types — 2. Treatise on Title-Pages — 3. Correct Composition (second edition) — 4. Modern Methods of Book Compostion.

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Lot 32
[SPECIMEN BOOK — DAMON & PEETS].
Types and Borders, Ornaments and Brass Rules, Catalogue of Printing Machinery and Printers’ Supplies.

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Lot 33
[SPECIMEN BOOK — AURIOL, GEORGE].
Caractère Auriol Labeur.

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Lot 34
[SPECIMEN BOOK — KEUNE, HEINZ].
Die Rose als Buchschmuck: Rosenzierat Serie 534 und 535.

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Lot 35
[SPECIMEN BOOK AND TRADE CATALOGUE — AMERICAN LINE TYPE].
American Line Type Book, Borders, Ornaments, Price List Printing Material and Machinery.

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Lot 36
[SPECIMEN BOOK — K. VAN LEEUWEN].
Letterboek voor den Teekenaarena Ambachtsman Door K. Van Leeuwen.

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Lot 37
[SPECIMEN BOOK — STEPHENSON, BLAKE & CO. AND SIR CHARLES REED & SONS].
Specimens of Point Line Type: Borders, Ornaments, Brass Rules, Printing Material, Machinery.

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Lot 38
[SPECIMEN BOOK — JOHAN ENSCHEDÉ].
Ornament-Seriën, 1 Vervolg.

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Lot 39
KEIM, FRANZ. ILLUSTRATED BY CARL OTTO CZESCHKA.
Die Nibelungen Dem Deutschen Volke.

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Lot 40
[SPECIMEN BOOK AND TRADE CATALOGUE — KEYSTONE PRODUCTS]
Catalogue and Specimen Book. Keystone Products, Consisting of Type, Material Furniture, Complete Line of Miscellaneous Supplies for Printers and Publishers. Machinery and Wood Goods.

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Lot 41
[PERIODICAL — VARIOUS DESIGNERS/BELGIUM]
Le Boeuf Illustré.

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Lot 42
[SPECIMEN BOOK — K. VAN LEEUWEN].
Moderne Randen / Krachtige Silhouette-Ornamenten.

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Lot 43
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FRIEDR. WOLFRUM & CO.].
Modern Graphik, Serie I… Mercantile Originalarbeiten zum praktischen Gebrauch fur Lithographen. Buchdrucker und verwandte Gewerbe.

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Lot 44
[SPECIMEN BOOKS —THREE 3 DUTCH PRINTING CATALOGUES].
Group of three Dutch Printing and Art of the Book Exhibition Catalogs.

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Lot 45
[SPECIMEN BOOK — WILHELM WOELLMER’S SCHRIFTGIESSEREI].
Wilhelm Woellmer’s Schriftgiesserei Berlin SW Hauptprobe der Schrifgiesserei und Messinglinien-Fabrik.

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Lot 46
[SPECIMEN BOOK — SCHRIFTGIESSEREI FLINSCH].
Schriftgiesserei Flinsch.

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Lot 47
[SPECIMEN BOOK — H. W. CASLON]
Specimens of Types & Borders and Illustrated Catalogue of Printers’ Joinery and Materials.

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Lot 48
[SPECIMEN BOOK — RUDOLF GEYER].
Wiener Grotesk.

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Lot 49
[SPECIMEN BOOK —RUDOLF KOCH].
Halbfette Deutsche Schrift.

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Lot 50
[SPECIMEN BOOK — KLINGSPOR ].
Fine Anzahl wervoller Schriften Geschnitten und herausgegeben von Gebr. Klingspor Offenbach A. M.

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Lot 51
[SPECIMEN BOOK — BAUERSCHEN GIESSEREI].
Hauptprobe in Gedragter Form der Bauerschen Giesserei Frankfurt am Main…

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Lot 52
[SPECIMEN BOOK — LETTERGIETERIJ “AMSTERDAM” VOORHEEN N. TETTENRODE].
Letterproef der Lettergieterij “Amsterdam” Voorheen N. Tettenrode, Specimen General…

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Lot 53
KOCH, RUDOLF.
Die Schriftgiesserei im Schattenbild [The foundry in silhouettes].

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Lot 54
DWIGGINS, W.A.
Extracts from An Investigation into the Physical Properties of Books, as they are at present published.

1920s Specimen Books & Dada

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Lot 55
PICABIA, FRANCIS
Dada 4-5, Reveil Matin (Alarm Clock).

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Lot 56
[SPECIMEN BOOK — HAMILTON WOOD TYPE].
Hamilton Type Faces… Catalog No. 18.

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Lot 57
[SPECIMEN BOOK — MAX SALZMANN].
Beispiele Moderner Druckarbeiten in Dolmen U Zierdolmen J. G. Schelter & Giesecke Zschriftgieberei in Leipzig.

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Lot 58
LAGARDE, PAUL DE.
Das verborgene Deutschland.

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Lot 59
TZARA, TRISTAN, EDITOR-PUBLISHER.
Dadaphone, No. 7.

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Lot 60
SEUPHOR, MICHEL [F.L. BERKELAERS] & PEETERS, JOZEF.
Het Overzicht Nos. 22-23-24.

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Lot 61
[SPECIMEN BOOK — F.H. ERNST SCHNEIDLER].
Die Schneidler Werk-Latien.

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Lot 62
[SPECIMEN BOOK — TYPOGRAPHER UNKNOWN].
Arabisch, Türkisch und andere Islamitische Sprachen.

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Lot 62
[SPECIMEN BOOK — VARIOUS TYPE DESIGNERS.]
Berthold [Catalogue of Hebrew and Jewish Types].

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Lot 63
[SPECIMEN BOOK — RICHARD GANS FUNDICION TIPOGRAFICA].
Richard Gans Fundicion Tipografica / Taller Mecanico / Grabado Muestrario.

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Lot 64
SCHNACKENBERG, WALTER.
Schnackenberg: Kostüme / Plakate und Dekorationen.

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Lot 65
GILL, ERIC.
The Game.

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Lot 66
[SPECIMEN BOOK — AMERICAN TYPE FOUNDERS].
Specimen Book and Catalogue, 1923, Dedicated to the Typographic Art.

Bauhaus Postcards & Typography

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Lot 67
BASCHANT, RUDOLF.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 68
FEININGER, LYONEL.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 69
KANDINSKY, VASSILY.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 70
KLEE, PAUL.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 71
KLEE, PAUL.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 72
MOHOLY-NAGY, LÁSZLÓ.
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 73
MOLNAR, WOLFGANG [FARKAS].
Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli - Sept. 1923 Weimar.

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Lot 74
GROPIUS, WALTER.
Idee und Aufbau des Staatlichen Bauhauses.

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Lot 75
DEXEL, WALTER.
Gerhard Marcks Halle, Neue Sachlichkeit and Adolf Meyer.

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Lot 76
[SPECIMEN BOOK — F.H. ERNST SCHNEIDLER].
Deutsch-Römisch.

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Lot 77
[SPECIMEN BOOKS — RUDOLF VON LARISCH ET AL ANTON SCHROLL & CO.]
Beispiele Kunstlerischer Schrift Herausgegeben von Rudolf Larisch.

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Lot 78
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FREDERIC WILLIAM GOUDY].
A Composite Showing of Goudy Types.

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Lot 79
[SPECIMEN BOOK — LOUIS OPPENHEIM]
Berthold Schriften für Handel und Industrie / Berthold-Probe Nr. 240.

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Lot 80
[SPECIMEN BOOK — KITTREDGE, WILLIAM / LUDLOW TYPOGRAPH COMPANY].
Italic Typography on the Ludlow.

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Lot 81
[SPECIMEN BOOKS — JAKOB ERBAR].
Erbar Grotesk Schriften [mit vier Garnituren].

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Lot 81
[SPECIMEN BOOK — TYPE DESIGNER UNKNOWN].
Koralle Schriften Familie.

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Lot 82
WEINBERG, MARTIN.
Fur Die Industrie… Werbegraphiken, Einleitende Worte von Dr. Erich Ritter.

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Lot 83
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FRETZ AG, ZÜRICH].
Proben von Schriften mit Anwendungen.

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Lot 84
TSCHICHOLD, JAN.
Die Neue Typographie: ein Hand buch fur Zeitgemass Schaffende.

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Lot 85
[SPECIMEN BOOK — GEORG TRUMP].
3 Garnituren Berthold-Grotesk, Probendruck Nr. 262.

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Lot 86
[SPECIMEN BOOK — D. STEMPEL].
Neuzeit-Grotesk.

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Lot 87
[SPECIMEN BOOK — RUDOLF KOCH].
Grobe Kabel / Nach Zeichnung von Rudolf Koch Geschnitten von Gebr. Klingspoor.

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Lot 88
TEIGE, KAREL [DESIGNER], BIEBL, KONSTANTIN [AUTHOR]
S Lodi jez dovazi caj a Kavu, Poesie [With the ship that brings tea and coffee].

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Lot 89
TEIGE, KAREL [DESIGNER], BIEBL, KONSTANTIN [AUTHOR]
Zlom. [Rupture].

1930s Graphics & Type

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Lot 90
STENBERG, VLADIMIR AND GEORGII [STENBERG BROTHERS]
Krasnaya Niva Magazine, No. 14.

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Lot 91
PINUS, NATALIA (NATALIA SERGEEVNA BUKHAROVA).
Krasnaya Niva Magazine, No. 9.

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Lot 92
WERKMAN, HENDRIK.
[Broadside:] Arbeiter waren die meisten von uns Handwerker zum Bewusstsein erwacht, Intellectuelle zum Handwerk getrieben…

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Lot 93
[SPECIMEN BOOK — D. STEMPEL].
Ephemeral Type Specimens Stempel Reform Grotesk ca. 1930.

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Lot 94
[SPECIMEN BOOK — LUDWIG & MEYER].
Motor Dynamo.

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Lot 95
[SPECIMEN BOOK — WILL BÜRTIN].
Fanal + Flamme=2 Werbescriften ohne jede Überhänge.

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Lot 96
[SPECIMEN BOOK — LUCIAN BERNHARD].
Negro die Neue Werbeschrift.

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Lot 97
GILL, ERIC AND RENE HAGUE.
An Essay on Typography.

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Lot 98
COHEN, FRE.
Schiphol Gemeente-Luchthaven van Amsterdam.

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Lot 99
[SPECIMEN BOOK — JAN TSCHICHOLD].
Saskia.

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Lot 100
[SPECIMEN BOOK — WALTER CYLIAX].
5 Garnituren Haenel Schrift.

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Lot 101
[SPECIMEN BOOK--GENZSCH & HEYSE, HAMBURG].
50 der Schönsten Schriften aus 100 Jahren Schaffen 1833-1933.

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Lot 102
ZWART, PIET.
Serie Monografieen over Filmkunst.

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Lot 103
[SPECIMEN BOOK — KARL KRANKE].
Ondina Versalien.

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Lot 104
[SPECIMEN BOOK — RUDOLF KOCH].
Koch Antiqua Schriften.

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Lot 105
SCHUITEMA, PAUL.
Filmliga, 14 issues.

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Lot 106
CASSANDRE, A. M.
Etablissements Nicolas… [Liste Des Grands Vins Fins 1936].

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Lot 107
[SPECIMEN BOOK — BRÜDER BUTTER/SCHRIFTGUSS AG.
Die Drei Thannhaeuser Schriften.

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Lot 108
ZWART, PIET.
Het Boek van PTT.

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Lot 109
ZWART, PIET.
Lot of 22 Bruynzeel Calendar Blotters.

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Lot 110
[SPECIMEN BOOK — MERGENTHALER LINOTYPE COMPANY].
Specimen Book Linotype Faces ["Big Red"].

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Lot 111
VARIOUS DESIGNERS
Die Neue Linie.

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Lot 112
VARIOUS DESIGNERS.
Klingspor Kalendar.

Paul Rand & Ladislav Sutnar

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Lot 113
RAND, PAUL.
Thoughts on Design.

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Lot 114
RAND, PAUL.
24 pieces of stationery and other ephemera.

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Lot 115
SUTNAR, LADISLAV AND LONBERG-HOLM, K.
Catalog Design.

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Lot 116
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
[Sweet's Catalogue Service. 5 booklets.]

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Lot 117
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
Honeywell Customized Controls & Foxboro Industrial Instrumentation.

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Lot 117
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
[29 industrial catalogues including Cuno Engineering, RCA, Holophane, Telechron and others.]

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Lot 118
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
5 pieces of ephemera.

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Lot 119
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
Vera Scarves.

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Lot 120
SUTNAR, LADISLAV.
RCA Ground Stations for Space Telecommunications.

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Lot 121
MARTIN, NOEL.
Sutnar: visual design in action.

Saul Bass & Willem Sandberg

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Lot 122
BASS, SAUL.
Lot of 4 branding booklets for Bell Telephone.

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Lot 123
SANDBERG, WILLEM.
Experimenta Typographica, 3.

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Lot 124
SANDBERG, WILLEM.
Nu, issues XX and 22.

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Lot 125
SANDBERG, WILLEM.
EXPERIMENTA TYPOGRAPHICA, 1-5.

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Lot 126
[SPECIMEN BOOK — HERMANN ZAPF].
Feder und Stichel: Alphabete und Schriftblatter in zeitgemasser Darstellung.

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Lot 127
[SPECIMEN BOOK — VARIOUS TYPE DESIGNERS].
Klingspor-Schriften.

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Lot 128
[SPECIMEN BOOKS — JUAN TROCHUT BLANCHARD AND ESTEBAN TROCHUT BACHMANN].
Nov Adam. Volumes 2, 3 and 4.

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Lot 129
[SPECIMEN BOOK — SOCIETY NEBIOLO].
Campionario Caratteri e fregi tipografici: segni, filetti, numeri.

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Lot 130
VARIOUS DESIGNERS
Pagina Magazine, issues 1-7.

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Lot 131
SPENCER, HERBERT.
Typographica, old and new series.

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Lot 132
LUBALIN, BURNS & CO.
The First Typo-Graphics Agency.

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Lot 133
[PUSH PIN STUDIOS].
Push Pin Graphic, 19 issues.

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Lot 134
BERNSTEIN, DENNIS AND WARREN LEHRER. DESIGNED BY WARREN LEHRER.
French Fries.

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Lot 135
GRUSHKIN, PHILIP.
[Dust-jacket Proofs.]

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Lot 136
GRUSHKIN, PHILIP.
28 holiday cards, maps, and booklets.

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Lot 137
DORFSMAN, LOU.
Approximately 40 pieces of CBS ephemera.

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Lot 138
COHEN, ELAINE LUSTIG & ARTHUR COHEN.
Approximately 15 pieces of ephemera, including flyers, invitations, small promotional pamphlets and more.

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Lot 139
THOMPSON, BRADBURY.
West Virginia Inspirations for Printers / Westvaco.

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Lot 140
COLLINS, BEN.
Westvaco, 7 issues.

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Lot 141
BEALL, LESTER.
West Virginia Inspirations for Printers, issues 170 and 173.

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Lot 142
VARIOUS DESIGNERS
Westvaco - Inspirations for Printers. 3 vols: 1938-1939, 1940-1941, 1956-1961.

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Lot 143
[SPECIMEN BOOK — MAXIMILIEN VOX].
Faisons le Point. From the series Cent Alphabets 'Monotype.'

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Lot 144
[SPECIMEN BOOK — FONDERIE OLIVE].
Untitled.

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Lot 145
GERSTNER, KARL.
Designing Programmes.

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Lot 146
VENTURI, ROBERT, DENISE SCOTT-BROWN & STEVEN IZENOUR.
Learning from Las Vegas.

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Lot 147
BURGERT, HANS-JOACHIM, CALLIGRAPHER. TEXT NACH JESAJA. TEXTAUSWAHL (EDITED BY):
Ludus Scribendi. Zweiter Band…Kalligraphien von Hans-Joachim Burgert.

1980s - 21st Century Design

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Lot 148
VARIOUS DESIGNERS
Pentagram Papers.

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Lot 149
[SPECIMEN BOOKS — FUSE FONTSHOP].
Fuse 1-18 (lacking issue 15).

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Lot 150
[LIBRAIRIE PAUL JAMMES].
Collection de Specimens de Caracteres, 1517-2004.

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Letterform Archive has one of the world’s best collections of typographic history. With over 60,000 objects, there are hundreds of duplicates to be deaccessioned, and the nonprofit organization has reserved the rarest of these gems for its first-ever auction. Swann Galleries is honored present this offering of type specimens, periodicals, ephemera and books by giants of typographic design from the past two centuries.

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Fournier le jeune.
Manuel Typographique, Utile au gens de Lettres, & a ceux qui exercent les differentes parties de l’Art de l’Imprimerie.

Paris: Imprime par l’Auteur & Chez Barbou, 1764.

12mos, approx 6¾ inches tall. Vol 1, engraved frontispiece, xxxii, 323, errata page, (4), 16 inserted folding etched plates at rear. Vol 2, frontis, title, xliv, (2), 306pp, including a few fold-out illustrations of music scores within text pages, one printed in black and red, later full polished calf, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt at spine, marbled endpapers, edges stained red (ex-library with blind stamps to title pages, and ink stamps to versos, stain to lower edge of Vol 1, moderate rubbing, dusting and mild damp stains to top edges, else very good). Written by, and featuring the type faces of Pierre-Simon Fournier (Fournier le Jeune). Ex-collection Dutch typophile Jan Tholenaar, with his bookplates to front paste-downs.

2 volumes.

Estimate

$3,000 – $4,000

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[specimen book — enschede, j., lettergietery].
Proef van Letteren, Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery.

[Presumably Haarlem], 1768.

Octavo, 16-page introduction, or manifesto of sorts, in script-styled font, portrait leaf, followed by a collection of type specimens, bound in contemporary speckled calf tooled in gilt with repeated floral decoration at corners and within 5 of the 6 spine compartments, raised bands, red morocco lettering piece to one compartment, marbled endpapers (library paper label at upper corner of front cover, covers worn, slightly sprung, a few stains, a hint of marginal foxing within, though largely clean, first signatures pushed forward, else a solid copy). Provenance: Lengthy inscription by RF Schierbeck (?), Amsterdam, 30 Sept, 1862 at front blank, Bookplate of a printing guild (Boekerij van de Federatie der Werkgevers Organisatien in het Boekdrukkers Bedrijf) which is adorned with dolphins and serpents, additional marginal ink stamp at title-page.

Estimate

$3,000 – $4,000

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Assenio, d. francisco and mejorada.
Geometria de la Letra Romana Mayuscula y Minuscula…

Madrid: Andres Ramirez, 1780.

Octavo, 72 numbered pages, including full-page diagrams illustrating the correct proportions of Roman letters, 2 pages at rear, trimmed and rebound in modern marbled papered boards, refreshed endpapers (minor edgewear, ink stamp to upper margin of title-page, else very good).

Estimate

$700 – $1,000

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[writing manual]. weber, johann gottfried.
Allgemein Univeisung der neuesten Schonschreibtunst…

Duisburg: Helmingschen Universitats Buchhandlung, (1784).

Small oblong quarto, illustrations of how to hold a pen, sizes of quills, and letter samples, in contemporary ¾ morocco and paste paper boards; quite worn, vertical crease across front board, lesser to rear, else good. Bookplates of Brom Ultrai and J. A. Dortmond to front paste-down.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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Torio de la riva y herrero, torcuato (1759 - 1820).
Arte de Escribir por Reglas y con muestras, segun la Doctrina de los mejores Autores Antiquos y Modernos, Estrangeros y Nacionales, Acompanado de Unos Principios de Aritmetica, Gramatica, y Ortografia Castellana…

Madrid: Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1802.

Octavo, engraved title, xxxi, (1), 445, (1), and 58 engraved plates, bound in contemporary limp vellum (soiling and wear to covers, paper split at front hinge, some signatures pushed forward, occasional soiling within, largely at beginning and end, else a very good copy), with an inscription to front free endpaper that reads “Este libro es para el uso de Antonio Herrero.” Housed in cloth clamshell box.

Estimate

$400 – $600

19th Century Specimen Books

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[specimen book — alexander wilson & sons].
Specimen of Printing Types.

Glasgow: Alexander Wilson & Sons, 1819.

Early, 8 page letterpress type specimen, 10½x8 inches, 26.75x20.5 cm.

Estimate

$300 – $400

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[specimen book — j. g. schelter & giesecke].
Proben J. G. Schelter & Giesecke, Erster Band.

Leipzig: J. G. Schelter & Giesecke, 1899.

Quarto, 7¾x10¾ inches, 572 + 52pp., text both in modern and gothic German, with additional color chapter title leaves inserted, publisher’s blue cloth, front cover embossed and polychromatic pictorially stamped (front board bearing a crack and crease near top of right edge, rubbing, soiling, extremities frayed, shaken with title-page loose, else good).

Volume 1 only.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Johnson, john.
Typographia, or the Printers’ Instructor…

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, etc., 1824.

Thick 16mos, approx 5 inches tall, Vol. 1 with portrait frontispiece, illustrated title-page, title-page, (viii), xii, 609 pages, (1), 10 page index. Vol 2, portrait frontispieces, illustrated title-page, title-page, ad leaf, 4 page table of contents, 663 numbered pages, example page, 10-page index, 2 page poem by Mr. Dodd, numerous type specimens, charts, diagrams within text pages, publisher’s brown cloth, paper label to spine (Vol. 1 rubbed, cloth frayed, label chipped, Vol. 2, shaken, front cover nearly detached, tears at spine, one through label, which has significant rubbing with loss, overall rubbing, edgewear with slight loss to spine ends, soiling, else a fair to good copy). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

2 volumes.

Estimate

$200 – $300

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[specimen book — joh. enschedé en zonen].
Proeve van Letteren Eerste [& Tweede] Verlvoog.

Haarlem, 1830 and 1836.

Two folio volumes, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, vol. I: 20 unnumbered leaves, printed on laid paper, bound in publisher’s stiff paper boards; vol. II: 5 unnumbered leaves and one smaller-format sheet, all on wove paper, bound in publisher’s limp printed paper wrappers; contents of both volumes with specimens of type, vignettes, and ornaments; some large wood-engraved vignettes. Rare, OCLC lists two copies of vol. I, at the Library University of Amsterdam & Columbia University; vol. II only listed in one copy worldwide, also at Amsterdam.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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[specimen book — joh. enschede en zonen].
Proebe van Drukletteren.

Haarlem, 1841.

Octavo, rebound with original front cover pasted down, a collection of font and border samples, and designs; a couple pages with fonts samples excised, dampstaining and spotting, else good. Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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[specimen book — n. tetterode].
Proeve van Letteren, van N. Tetterode, Lettergieter te Amsterdam, Tweed Gedeelte (Second Section).

Rotterdam, 1856. Drukkerij van.

Slim quarto, approx 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches tall, publisher’s brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt (only 1/3 of backstrip remains, rubbing, soiling, front hinge cracked, rear starting, else good). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Printed by M. Wijt & Zonen.

Estimate

$400 – $600

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[specimen book — c. derriey].
Gravure et Fonderie de C. Derriey: Specimen-Album.

Paris, 1862.

Folio, approx 12 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, examples of decorations and layouts, not so focused on fonts, includes color printing, bound in publisher’s blue pebbled cloth ruled and decorated in blind at boards, decorated and lettered in gilt at spine, marbled endpapers; covers worn through at corners and spine ends with minor loss, tears along joints, rear hinge cracked, general moderate rubbing and soiling, less so within, else very good).

Estimate

$5,000 – $7,500

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[specimen book — la fonderie a. bertrand].
Le Le Guide Indispensable des Imprimeurs, Papetiers, Brocheurs, Relieurs, & Doreurs. A. Bertrand… Tarif General des Ustensiles et Specimen des Caracters d’Imprimerie…

Paris: A. Bertrand, no date (ca. 1880).

Octavo, approx 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches tall, a collection of type specimens, publisher’s red cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt (rubbing, worming, spine cocked, front endpaper somewhat discolored, otherwise bright internally, very good). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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[specimen book — roos & junge].
Preis-Courant von Roos & Junge Schriftgiesserei.

Offenbach am Main, [n.d. c. 1880].

Large quarto, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, chromolithographic title with metallic ink, other similarly printed display leaves and divisional titles, with type, ornaments, and vignettes illustrated throughout, bound in full contemporary brown cloth, ornately stamped in low relief and gilt binding by Hüber & Denck of Leipzig (binding shaken, tears to covering material, losses at head and tail; at least five leaves removed, other leaves cropped or with small sections cut out; most pages and gaps supplied in photocopy facsimile). Rare, OCLC locates only the Newberry Library copy.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Grasset, eugene. gravure et impression par charles gillot. introduction et notes
Histoire des Quatre Fils Aymon.

Paris: H. Launette, 1883.

Quarto, approx 9 1/4 x 11 1/4(6), 224 numbered pages, (16), profusely illustrated with beautiful Art Nouveau color plates, decorations, and borders, by Grasset, printed in the “Gillotage” color method invented by Charles Gillot, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine with vertical splits, stitching becoming loose, minor bumps and wear to extremities, else very good, internally clean with vibrant color). Housed in cloth clamshell box. Ray, 357; Vicaire IV, page 142.

Edition of 100 copies on Japanese vellum.

Estimate

$500 – $750

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[specimen book — international specimen exchange].
The Printers’ International Specimen Exchange: With an Introduction by the Editor of The Paper and Printing Trades Journal. Vol. VIII.

London: Office of the Paper and Printing Trades Journal. Field & Tuer, “The Leadenhall Press,” E.C., 1887.

Thick quarto, approx 9 x 11 inches tall, 9 pages of commentary and list of contributors, 369 leaves of specimens, widely varied print techniques, colors and inks, paper stock, etc., deckle edges, publisher’s full vellum, ruled and lettered in gilt, soiling and rubbing to covers, and less so to bulked edges, occasional marginal toning within, very occasional foxing, endpapers faded as well as some colored paper stock, else solid.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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[specimen book — fundicao de typos da imprensa nacional].
Provas da Fundicao de Typos da Imprensa Nacional.

Lisbon, 1888.

Quarto, approx 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches tall, type specimens from small to large, decorations at rear, bound in 20th century half-morocco and marbled boards, spine in 5 compartments, tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece to one compartment, foxing to renewed endpapers, very occasional foxing and minor soiling within, rubbing to edges, heaviest at corners and spine ends, else very good. Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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[specimen book — fonderie turlot].
Spécimen Général.

Paris: Henri Chaix, gendre, et Cie., [n.d. c.1900].

Folio, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, twelve parts in one volume, with divisional title pages for each part, advertising type, numbers, ornaments, and vignettes based on style, illustrated throughout, with depictions of different aspects of the type- and ornament-making process; including type for newspapers, posters, and mathematical imprints, in addition to foreign characters, display fonts, and hundreds of Art Nouveau vignettes; with a mimeographed letter from the Turlot firm inserted; bound in publisher’s green cloth, title stamped on title and spine, (shaken, chips to front board, corners rubbed, front joint starting, back board almost complete detached; without pages 5-8 in the third section), ex-libris Tholenaar with bookplate inside front board.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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[specimen book — schriftgiesserei julius klinkhardt].
Gesamt-Probe der Schriftgiesserei Julius Klinkhardt.

Leipzig and Wien: Schriftgiesserei Julius Klinkhardt, no date (1890).

Quarto, approx 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches tall, 496pp, a collection of type specimens and decorations, several folding illustrations printed on cheaper paper at rear, publisher’s brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt, decorative endpapers, marbled edges, both hinges cracked but holding, cloth over joints split and frayed, rubbing, soiling, cover slightly sprung, illustrations at rear with tears and toning, else good to very good. Company advertisement pasted-down at front free endpaper, a generic bookplate with “W. Kaiser, Bern” hand written and Tholenaar bookplate at front paste-down.

From the Tholenaar Collection.

Estimate

$300 – $400

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[specimen book — british printers’ international specimen exchange].
The Printers’ International Specimen Exchange. Vol. XI.

London: Office of “The British Printer”, 1890.

Quarto, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, a collection of page lay-outs, printing technique samples, bound in 3/4 morocco and pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, heavy rubbing to covers, edges frayed, else good. Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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[specimen book — wilhelm woellmer].
Muster-Sammlung von Wilhelm Woellmer’s Schriftgiesserei und Messinglinienfabrik Stempelschneiderei.

Gravir -Anstalt Berlin, [1894].

Quarto, approx 8 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches tall, xvi, 407, (1), 8pp, fonts, borders, decorations on varied stock, mostly printed in black , bound in publisher’s polychrome pictorially stamped cloth by Mubel & Denck, decorative endpapers, edges marbled, bookplate advertising Hungarian representative in Budapest affixed to front paste-down (frays and tears along joints and corners, rubbing and soiling, front hinge cracked, else good to very good). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste down.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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[specimen book — american type founders].

Dickinson Type Foundry/Dalton Phelps, (Boston, 1894).

Quarto, approx 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches tall, (lacks first page, presumably title-page), (14), 17-439pp, a collection of fonts, rebound in red library buckram lettered in gilt at spine, and in fresh endpapers (numerous cellotape repairs within, a few additional pages chipped at edges, moisture stain at fore-edge, mild rubbing to covers, else good). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste down.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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[mackellar, smiths and jordan foundry].
1796 - 1896, One Hundred Years: MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan Foundry.

Philadelphia, 1896.

Slim folio, approx 11 3/4 x 15 inches, 95pp, a history of the firm, maroon printed half-tone illustrations within text, on coated stock, title-page polychromatic, bound in publisher’s cream cloth, pictorially stamped in brown and gilt, decorative endpapers; somewhat shaken, spine ends chipped with loss, uneven toning, soiling and general wear to covers, chips to edges of endpapers, pages clean, a good copy. With detailed and illustrated descriptions of the typefounding process.

Estimate

$200 – $300

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[specimen book — schelter & giesecke].
Rokoko-Ranken.

J. G. Schelter & Giesecke, Leipzig, 1898.

Soft-bound type specimen book, 10 3/4 x7 1/4 inches, 27x18.5 cm.

Estimate

$150 – $200

Turn of the Century Specimen Books

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[specimen book — bauer’schen giesserei].
Musterbuch der Bauer’schen Giesserei.

Frankfurt and Barcelona, 1900.

Quarto, approx 8 x 10 1/2 inches tall, 516 numbered pages, color inserted chapter leaves, a collection of numerous types and decorations with descriptive text in German, publisher’s brown buckram elaborately embossed in blind, lettered in gilt, a silver eagle within red diamond logo at center of front cover, recased in sympathetic buckram with original backstrip laid-down, which has since begun to peel, mild rubbing and soiling, a paragraph from page 75 has been excised, photo copies of text of both recto and verso of leaf laid-in, perhaps 2 preliminary pages excised at front, mild foxing to a few leaves, else very good). Tholenaar bookplate to front paste-down.

Estimate

$600 – $900