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A Specimen of Printing Types

London: Galabin and Baker, 1785


J. Stead (inscription, title page); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by the MFA, October 10, 1940.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


Place of Publication

London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Berry and Johnson, pp. 19-20; Bigmore and Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, I, p. 107

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous decorative types and printing designs


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books