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Specimens of chromatic wood type, borders, &c.

Author: Esther K Smith; Steven Heller; Wayne White; Wm. H. Page & Co.
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c.' is a vintage volume with an established cultlike status within the bibliophile, typographic, and design worlds. Originally published as a catalogue for William H. Page's Connecticut wood type foundry considered one of the best in the world this 1874 type specimen book features elaborate display typefaces meant to announce tent revivals and circuses. In addition to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Specimens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther K Smith; Steven Heller; Wayne White; Wm. H. Page & Co.
ISBN: 9780847858682 0847858685
OCLC Number: 993042722
Notes: "The 1874 masterpiece of colorful typography"--cover.
Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 34 cm.
Other Titles: Specimens of chromatic wood type, borders, etc.
Specimens of chromatic wood type, borders, et cetera
Responsibility: Esther K. Smith, Steven Heller, Wayne White.

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Called the most beautiful book in the world by bibliophiles and designers around the world, this classic volume republished here for the first time is nothing short of spectacular.  Read more...

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