Type specimens, Typesetting, Stephenson, Blake and Company, Type and type-founding
This specimen book first provides a brief history of the foundry. From introduction: “The history of the Letter Foundry of Stephenson, Blake & Co., Ltd. Is bound up with the earliest days of printing in England, and the first links of the chain uniting the Tudor Printer-Letter Founders with the Foundry at Sheffield are sufficiently well authenticated to be worthy of preservation.” An ancestry chart is also included. Next, we find the type specimens from the Caslon Letter Foundry including typefaces such as Modern No. 20, Consort, Times Roman, Granby, Grotesque No. 10, Amanda Ronde, Bologna, Wedding Text, etc. Also includes miscellaneous borders, an index, and a list of brass rules / sizing charts.