Fonderie Mayeur - Specimen-Album de la Fonderie Gve Mayeur Alllainguillaume & Cie.

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Specimen-Album de la Fonderie Gve Mayeur Alllainguillaume & Cie, Succrs. Labeurs & Journaux, Initiales & Caracteres Varies de Fantasies, Vignettes, Ornements, Etc. Royal 4to,32cm, pp.343, A Paris,Rue du Montparnasse, No 21, [1897].
Although printed without much use of colour (though with some leaves on hand-made paper), this is a magnificently comprehensive specimen book with many initials, culs-de-lampes, borders and specimen caps. Rebound in modern cloth with marbled endleaves, spine gilt. Some wear (even some loss) to some fly-titles, but not elsewhere, a very good copy. Rare.
Especially notable for the use of Nornandes, Italiennes and emblems. The Fonderie Mayeur evolved from l’Ancienne Maison Battenberg, created in 1843 by Battenberg, engraver and typefounder

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