Proef van Letteren.

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Creator

Enschedé Type Foundry / Joan Michael Fleischman

Title

Proef van Letteren.

Publisher

J. Enschedé

Date

1768

Coverage

Haarlem

Subject

Octavo

Description

Fleischman was born in Germany in 1701. He moved to Holland in 1728, where he worked for a number of type foundries, but after 1743 he produced punches almost exclusively for the Enschedé company in Holland.

Fleischman’s letterforms have high contrast between the thick and thin strokes. The skillfulness of his cutting is exemplary. In his preface, Johannes Enschedé writes that Fleischman’s work “constitutes an endowment from which posterity may benefit for many centuries to come.”

Fleischman died on 27 May 1768, the same year this type specimen book is dated.

Relation

LENDER: The Grolier Club