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A Specimen of Printing Types

1785
William Caslon (English, 1754–1833), Printer Galabin and Baker (18th century)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Berry and Johnson, pp. 19-20; Bigmore and Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, I, p. 107

Dimensions

Overall: 25.3 x 16.3 x 1.7 cm (9 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.586

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous decorative types and printing designs

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: Galabin and Baker, 1785) Quarto; 65 leaves, printed on rectos only; nineteenth[?]-century half blind-stamped dark green morocco, green paper boards

Samples of different types; decorative alphabets; ornamental arrangements of printer’s flowers


London: Galabin and Baker, 1785

Provenance

J. Stead (inscription, title page); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by the MFA, October 10, 1940.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund