Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Small Book, Big Type

Wood type specimen book of the Wm. H Page company, published after Hamilton Type bought Page in 1891. Page was one of the finest American type designers of the 19th century. I have a facsimile of an 1888 version of the Wm. H. Page specimen book published by David Peat in 2002. It appears to be identical to this 1891 book with the exception of the cover. Some nice pages from this book are available for hi-rez downloads at Letterpress Daily. Thanks to Nick Sherman for the images.

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