Amsterdam Type Foundry - Columbia


Amsterdam Type Foundry - Columbia

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Columbia in vier Serien: gewohnlich & kusiv, fett & fett-kursiv. [Designed by Walter H. Mackay.] 4to,30cm, 20p + specimens in a pocket at the rear, Lettergieterij "Amsterdam", Amsterdam-West, (1956).
Specimen printed in blue, reddish-brown and black (with the loose items at the rear in similar colours but on different papers). May illustrations, some photographic, including a portrait of Walter Mackay. Plum semi stiff wrappers, with device, titled in yellow. A fine copy.
Unusually for a type specimen this has a precise date, 56.11.03 (the Columbia series was developed 1956-61). It is a roman which is modern in in serif treatment and stress. The Q has its tail entirely outside the bowl, the lower case g is almost entirely an old face letter.

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