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Lot 387: 13 items: Printing type, bookbinder's tools.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 13 items: Printing type, bookbinder's tools.
  • 13 items: Printing type, bookbinder's tools.
  • 13 items: Printing type, bookbinder's tools.
  • 13 items: Printing type, bookbinder's tools.
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Description: [Bookbinding/Printing Type] 13 Items. ++ Dura Cast Type. Best for Hot Stamping. [Label printed on front of original box.] Franklin Manufacturing, Norwood, Mass. (nd). 80 pieces only: Issued with 3 of each letter. 20 letters have all 3 pieces and 6 have 2 pieces only. 5 periods but no other punctuation. Includes “JR,” “SR,” and Mc.” ++ [Bookbinding type] Metropolis Bold. NY: Continental Typefounders Association, (nd). Probably a complete lowercase (fills the box), curiously issued without the lowercase letter “l” (which would presumably be found in the uppercase). Also includes 2 periods, 3 commas, single quotation marks, exclamation point, dollar sign, parentheses, and spacers. ++ Over 90 pieces of lowercase Roman type (small point size). Every letter is represented, but no figures or symbols. ++ Over 40 pieces of punctuation from a slightly larger font. Several of: $ & : - ++ Over 65 pieces from a calligraphic font. Every letter is represented (uppercase only), plus a few periods, commas, and question mark. ++ Over 70 pieces of type from at least 3 fonts (1 black letter, 2 Roman). ++ Plastic tub of line spacers (for composing printing type). Exterior: 7 x 10 ½ x 1 ½ in. Adhesion (mostly or entirely severable). Because of storage, adjacent spacers have adhesion (mostly or entirely severable). ++ Wood and cardboard typecase. Accommodates 48 sorts. Pencil numbers indicate that it had been used in alphabetical order (A-Z). In ink along 1 side: “24 pt Condensed Cheltenham.” [1900s.] Dust soiling. ++ Wood and metal device. Label: “Carolina Biological Supply Company/ Elon College, North Carolina.” 11 ? x 21 ? x 4 in. Dust soiling. ++ Standing press with manufacturer’s label on base (“Carolina Biological Supply Company/ Elon College, North Carolina”). Boards 12 1/4 x 21 ¼ in. ++ Wooden standing press with no manufacturer’s name. Boards: 19 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. Rotatable metal screws: 12 ½ in. Standing presses have dust soiling. Rotating metal screws have rust on surface. 95 to 100 Lb.

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