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Creator:
Caslon, William, 1693-1766.
Title(s):

A specimen / by William Caslon, letter-founder, in Chiswell-street, London.

Published/Created:
London : W. Caslon, [1741].
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 53 x 40 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A Z 14
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
This copy is cased with: A specimen / William Caslon. London, [1750 or 1751]. (Berry & Johnson, variant H)
Printed in four columns, with 1734 at foot of fourth column.
This has all the points called for in Berry & Johnson's variant G, i.e. space across center of the sheet, 18 units of pica flowers (fourth band from left at bottom); word "specimen" at foot in small pica caps.
"This specimen to be placed in middle of sheet 5 Uu, vol. II" [of Chamber's Cyclopaedia, 5th ed., London, 1741]. cf. Berry & Johnson.
Berry & Johnson. Specimens of printing types, 1665-1830, p. 14
Subject Terms:
Caslon, William, 1693-1766 -- Printer.
Printing -- Specimens.
Type and type-founding -- Great Britain.
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