Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments. William Hagar, Co.
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments
Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments

Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments. from the Type and Stereotype Foundry of William Hager & Co.

NY, 1841. 6 1/2 x10 1/2. 288 leaves (4 folding), printed one side only. Three quarter leather binding over decorated paper boards. Rebacked in goat skin (portion of original sheet skin spine laid-in). Wear to extremity corners and board edges, else tight and very good. Faint library stamp on title page and blue number stamp on next page, no other marks. Light water satin on lower margin of first 3 pages and fore-edge, other wise very clean on crisp paper. Unusually fine condition for a specimen from this era. Item #6522

A complete specimen showing: about about 75 pages of job faces displaying a text setting and uppercase fonts for each; an extensive showing of placard and wood type, including ornamental faces, up to 20 line; about 50 pages of decorative material and about 75 pages of vignettes including four double pages for large vignettes.
Hager was a major figure in mid 19th century type founding and influenced other principal founders such as Geoge Lothian, Elihu White, David Bruce, and James Conners
The Hagar specimens are quite scarce. Of the 14 specimens issued between 1826 and 1873 only three are held by more than one institution; Columbia has the only copy of 7 of the specimens. OCLC and Annenberg/Saxe locate two copies of this specimen. Columbia and Providence Public Library.

Price: $6,200.00

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