Spécimen-album de la Fonderie Gve Mayeur, Allainguillaume & cie, succrs. labeurs & journaux initiales & caractères variés de fantaisie vignettes, ornements, etc.
[Typography]. Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie.
Paris: Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie. [n.d., spine stamped 189 Each printed specimen (many folding) is dated at the bottom of the page. This is a fabulous resource for French types of the 1880s and 1890s. Illustrated with type faces, borders, display types, decorations, vignettes, etc., printed in various colored inks, including sample printing jobs. Some wear to spine bands but a very good copy. Publisher's brown leather over brown pictorial boards, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Folio, unpaginated (appr (Item ID: 15958)
According to OCLC, Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie did several type specimen books at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth. All are cited in four or fewer copies, and most in only one copy.