A Specimen Book of Nineteenth-Century Printing Types, Borders, Ornaments & Cuts

This showing of types in the collection of Bowne & Co., Stationers is kinda remarkable. While, admittedly, these types, borders, ornaments, and cuts are not our thing, when presented with such care and intelligence, it’s difficult to not be charmed. And as we plow ahead into an era in which we designers attempt to make things on computers that look like they were made by hand, this could be a useful reference and tool. Printed via letterpress, straight from the original types, borders, ornaments, and cuts.
  • Introduction: Stephen O. Saxe
  • Size: 6 × 9.25 inches
  • Pages: 136
  • Binding: Hardcover with quarter leather + marbled paper over boards
  • Edition: One of 300 copies
  • Publisher: South Street Seaport Museum, 1985