Mergenthaler linotype specimens of linotype book faces, demonstrating flexibility, quality, and beauty of type composed on the Mergenthaler linotype machines. by Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

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  • Type and type-founding.

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Other titlesSpecimens of linotype book faces, Specimens book and catalogue faces
GenreSpecimens
The Physical Object
Pagination47, [1] p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20226516M

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A note on the verso of the title page read: “This book is printed without type, being the first product in book form of the Mergenthaler machine which wholly supersedes the use of movable type.”.

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