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Janson, a definitive collection: PB 116-2003

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Janson, a definitive collection


Contributor: Stauffacher, Jack Werner
Printer: Stauffacher, Jack Werner
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Binder (person): Schuberth, Hans E.



Type-specimen book, with introductory essay by Jack Werner Stauffacher, owner of the press.
"The printing firm of W. Drugulin of Leipzig issued in 1868 a specimen of their types which shows the Old Dutch face under the title 'Renaissance--Holländisch.' In 1919 the firm sold the matrices to the David Stempel Foundry in Frankfurt, where they were erroneously renamed 'Janson.' These are the types which in the 12 point size, are before the reader"--P. 3.
Facsimiles, not included in paging, include reprints of pages from various books.

7, [8-54] p. : ill., facsims, samples ; 18 x 25 cm

Place(s) associated

  • San Francisco

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1954


"Three hundred and fifty copies have been printed on French Rives paper by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press in San Francisco, California. Bound by Hans E. Schuberth..."--Colophon Quarter bound in vellum with paper sides. Lettering in gilt on spine and paper label on front cover.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 116-2003
Primary reference Number: 94809
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 December 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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