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A Specimen of Printing Types

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous decorative types and printing designs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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