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MOYES, James (1779--1838)
[Specimens of the types. 1826]
Specimens of the types commonly used in the Temple Printing Office, Bouverie Street; with their names, and the names of the founders: also, specimens of wood engravings.
London: printed at the Temple Printing Office, by J. Moyes, 1826.
[44] p., wd-engr. frontis. : wd-engr. illus. ; 22.8 cm. (8°)

With a half-title. This type specimen book advertises the fonts in use at new printing office set up by Moyes after his premises in Greville Street were destroyed by fire in 1824. It includes a 'Summary Of The Origin Of Language, Writing, And Printing.' A wood-engraved view of the 'Interior of the Principal Composing Room' appears on the title-page.

Copy Notes Bound in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding C19th half dark green hairsheep, blind double-rule borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered 'Climbing / Boys'. Numbered '94' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2838


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