More amazing Type Specimen and Printing Books/Brochures

Just some days ago, I updated my article Rare Type Specimens at the Open Library. In a comment, a user suggested another great resource: The Silver Buckle Press Collection.
Silver Buckle Press is a working museum of letterpress printing dedicated to preserving the craft of fine printing through educational programming, publications, exhibitions and tours. The Silver Buckle Press holdings of books, wood and metal type, hand presses, and printing equipment are part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries. And many of these books can be enjoyed online:

Below are some personal picks. Just click on the image browse thru all the pages of each publication.


One Comment

  1. Dikko Faust 2013/04/18 at 4:38 AM #

    Wonderful, especially for me the Hamilton 1938 catalog (notice their 1951 catalog is quite sloppy - check their uneven version of Futura Light). Hamilton’38 has a complete (I assume) showing of the odd Republic Gothic, a case of which I bought 20 years ago without knowing the name. We provisionally named it Afatic from a non-word that occurred in one of our Artist Tracts.
    Two glitches: “Keystone Nickel-Alloy Type” clicks to “Linotype News,” and “Toronto Wood Type” clicks to “Woodcock’s Gazette” while “Woodcock’s” also clicks to itself. I’m eager to see what the Keystone and Toronto catalogs actually look like if you can fix the problem.
    And thanks so much for your original set of digitized catalogs - fascinating to see a set of very modern art deco - looking geometrical ornaments in that Caslon catalog.


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