Explanation of the Point System of Type, with specimens. Nelson C. Hawks.

Explanation of the Point System of Type, with specimens. in the Office of the Island City Press.

(Alameda, 1918) San Francisco: Black Stone Press, 1983. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2. Portrait, (24) pages. Self-wraps. In a printed folder with an introduction by the Kemble curator, Glenn Humphries. Fine. Item #17986

Facsimile of the 1918 original which exists in only one known copy, in the Kemble Collection of Western Printing. Hawks' development of the Point System in the late 1870s revolutionized type founding. Before his system was universally adopted in the U. S. and England, every foundry since Gutenberg produced types in differing sizes. Hawks refused to patent his system, saying it was a gift to the Printing Craft. One of 300 copies.

Price: $100.00

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