ENSCHEDÉ, Charles. CARTER, Harry. HELLINGA, Lotte, editor. ~ Typefoundries in The Netherlands from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century by Charles Enschedé. A history based mainly on material on the collection of Joh. Enschede en Zonen at Haarlem, first published in French in 1908.
English translation with notes by Harry Carter. First English edition. One of 1500 copies. Portrait frontispiece, 519 figures including hundreds of illustrations of type, pages of borders, specimens etc. Pp.xxviii, 478. Folio, original tan calf backed printed paper covered boards, inthe original card slipcase. A few scratches and small bump to spine but generally a very good copy.
A spectacular and comprehensive production including lists of type specimens included in the original text, a table of typefaces etc.