THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX. Printers' Specimens.
THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.
THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.
THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.
THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.
THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.

THE PRINTERS' INTERNATIONAL SPECIMEN EXCHANGE. Volume IX.

London, 1888. 9 x 11. 6-page intro & list of contributors + 367 leaves of specimens. Some of these are larger, foldout specimens. Two of the specimens are adhered to each other; one is loose. The specimens are printed on papers of every color and style, from thin tissue to heavy clay-coated stock. Some foxing, fading & tanning to papers. Most specimens are clean and fresh, except for many deckle edges which are browned and brittle. Publisher's three-part vellum laced with cat gut and parchment sides, titled in gold on spine and upper cover. The binding darkened. Item #17314

Volume IX may represent the height of the Specimen Exchange. There is a wealth of extraordinary German printing, from printers and from type foundries. Most of Europe is represented, along with China. Artistic, color, & metallic printing abound. The 6 specimens from Haight & Dudley in Poughkeepsie are particularly stunning.
For images, see also "The Rise and Fall of The Printers' International Exchange," with 10 plates from this volume.

Price: $995.00

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