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TYPE SPECIMEN. BULLEN (George). Specimens of Printing Types for Book, Newspaper and General Work.1876

George Bullen, 8vo, [2]pp., chromolithographed title-page, followed by 77 leaves of specimens printed on one side only, ALs from Bullen tipped-in, orig. purple cloth with blind-stamped borders, upper cover stamp "West Central Letter Foundry, London", spine faded, small tear to spine. An extremely attractive type specimen book with the prices list bound in. Included are a number of borders, corners, devices and insignias. George Bullen only issued two specimen books, both of which were largely devoted to advertising types. Very scarce, with no copies of this specimen listed on Copac; Saint Bride, p.143; Gray, XIXth century ornamented types and title pages, p. 121 (referring to the Saint Bride copy).

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