American Proprietary Typefaces.

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Creator

David Pankow, editor.

Title

American Proprietary Typefaces.

Publisher

American Printing History Association

Date

1998

Coverage

New York

Subject

Octavo

Description

Not all types are common commercial products. Some of the finest type designs ever made were produced for proprietary use by a single press or designer. Several of these, such as William Morris’ Golden type, Emery Walker’s and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson’s Doves font, and Bruce Rogers’ Centaur, are shown elsewhere in this exhibition. The latter is included among the approximately two dozen type designs discussed in American Proprietary Typefaces.

On display is one of 120 special copies containing inserts printed from rare metal American proprietary types.

Relation

PROVENANCE: David Pankow