623 pp. expansive volume on American typefaces produced by the San Francisco outpost of the noted Keystone type foundry, together with a catalogue of printing equipment including type case stands, make-up tables, galley racks, presses, newspaper presses, paper cutters, binding machines, and stitchers. Profusely illustrated throughout with woodcut borders, text illustrations, and illustrated titles. 8vo. Oriiginal blue cloth. San Francisco & Philadelphia (Keystone Type Foundry) 1906.
The Keystone Type Foundry was in operation from 1888 to 1917, before being purchased by the American Type Founders. This volume was issued from its temporary West Coast outpost in Oakland, California, following the devastating San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Among the typefaces included in this volume are Lowell Series, Old Style, Modern Style, Ben Franklin Series, Ben Franklin Condensed, Caslon Bold, Encore, Niagara, Keystone Gothic, and many others, together with miscellaneous initials, borders, cuts, headings, and decorative ornaments.
Book ID: 51048