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TYPE SPECIMEN. 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, leaf of introduction, 3 leaves of price list followed by 300 specimen leaves (7 folding and 4 in colours) and a final advert leaf, title page printed in three colours and highlighted in gold, a few leaves slightly effected by damp-staining to outer margins, orig. half calf, rubbed. 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 the 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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