A Franklin Calendar for Printers / Lanston Monotype Machine Company

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Identifier: REF.TY.0968
Object type: Books
Dimensions: [28] p. : ill., facsims. ; 19 cm.
Publication dates: 1956
Woodcuts created by: John DePol
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79043402], Printing [sh85106751], Typography [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81091248], Engraving [sh85043995]
Issued to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Franklin's birth. Includes some of Franklin's admonitions in typefaces he admired, including Monotypes Janson, Baskerville, Caslon, and Bulmer. Also includes excerpts from his correspondence with type designers Simon Pierre Fournier, John Baskerville, and William Caslon. Contains prints of two title-pages by Benjamin Franklin set in Janson and Caslon. "The wood engravings throughout are from the hands of John DePol"--verso of t.p.