Frankfort, Leipzig, & Budapest, ca. 1920. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4. xxvii, 1198 pages; plus 17 sectional titles and 363 subscripted pages. There are 6 gaps in pagination, as issued, reducing the page count by 120 pages. Total page count including prefatory material and section dividers is 1485. Collated complete. Vellum spine and corners, printed blue cloth a bit faded and worn on the board edges. The first 4 leaves are loose. A very good, near fine copy. Item #10449
Copy 19 presented to Deberny & Peignot. The largest type foundry specimen ever issued, and a gorgeous production with most pages printed in at least 2 colors. The seventeen sections offer a panoply of material with hundreds faces and borders, some fine multi-color decorative samples, Art Nouveau and Deco material, with extensive examples of uses. It should be noted that the specimen was kept in print a number of years, and over time copies likely varied in both supplementary material and gaps in pagination. Rare, and especially so when complete. OCLC lists only 3 copies in the U. S.