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Ashendene Press.- Specimen Pages of Two Type-Faces Cut for the Ashendene Press, 1933.

 

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Ashendene Press.- Specimen Pages of Two Type-Faces Cut for the Ashendene Press, 4pp., large pressmark in red on final leaf, [1930]; Announcement of the Last Books to be Issued from the Press, 4pp., very light browning at edges, small marginal stain to first page, preserved in old card folder with stamp of Will Ransom Library Record and manuscript note in his hand, 1933, both printed in red and black, 4to & small folio, Ashendene Press (2)

⁂ The first gives samples of the Subiaco type, modelled upon the first type of Sweynheym & Pannartz of 1465, and the Ptolemy type, modelled upon that of Leonhard Holle of Ulm and used for printing the Geographia of Ptolemaeus in 1482.

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