May 12, 2021 - Sale 2567

Sale 2567 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 715
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
[SPECIMEN BOOK — HAMILTON WOOD TYPE] Hamilton Type Faces… Catalog No. 18.
Two Rivers, WI: Hamilton Manufacturing Company, no date (ca. 1920s).
Slim folio, approx 10 1/8 x 13 3/4 inches, 96pp, printed in red and black, bound in publisher's cloth-backed decorative wrappers, printed in red and black on textured stock; covers soiled, creased and worn, else good. Tholenaar bookplate to verso of upper wrapper.

Additional Details

Cover features the font "Cooper Black", one of the most popular wood fonts, designed in 1921 by Oswald Bruce Cooper, quickly adopted by Hamilton Wood Type (still an operating firm in Two Rivers, WI). You may know this font from "Tootsie Rolls" for use with The Beatles and The Beach Boys, or Apple computer advertising. (Source: The International Print Museum).