Figgins - Type specimen

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Specimen of Book and Newspaper Types. 4to, 29cm, Title, 122 leaves printed rectos only, From the Foundry of Vincent and James Figgins, London, 1838.

Variable spotting and browning, one specimen leaf (no.[104] 'English Greek No.2') with section excised, combed endpapers and marbled edges. Full contemporary calf, blind palmette roll to covers, 'V. & J. Figgins, London.' gilt to front, bottom spine compartment perished. A good copy.

Bigmore & Wyman p.218. This is the first specimen book issued by Vincent Figgins the younger and James Figgins, following the retirement of their father, Vincent Figgins the elder (1766-1844).

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