Enschede (Charles) - Typefoundries in the Netherlands from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century.


Enschede (Charles) - Typefoundries in the Netherlands from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century.

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Typefoundries in the Netherlands from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century. A history based mainly on material in the collection of Joh. Enschede en Zonen at Haarlem, by Charles Enschede.  First published in French in 1908. An English translation with revisions and notes by Harry Carter, with the assistance of Netty Hoeflake, edited by Lotte Hellinga. Folio, pp.xxviii + 478, portrait, Haarlem: Stichtung Museum Enschede, 1978.

519 figures throughout the text. Original calf-backed patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt. Card slipcase. A fine copy of a handsome production.

Number 1226 of an edition limited to 1550 copies composed by hand in Jan van Krimpen's Romanee type.

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