1857. Specimens of Printing Types
David W. Peat has reprinted a selection from the 1857 Cincinnati specimen book. The title of the original is Specimens of Printing Types, Cast and For Sale at the Cincinnati Type Foundry The title on the cover of the reprint is "The Cincinnati Type Foundry: Selected Specimens from 1857." It was beautifully printed by Richard Hopkins at his Pioneer Press of West Virginia and is (in 2011) available from David Peat at 1225 Carroll White Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46219. 72pp with a new introduction by Hopkins.
1870. Specimen and Price List
The Cincinnati Type Foundry Co's Specimen and Price List. (Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Type Foundry Co., 1870.)
This specimen has been digitized by Google Books from the NY Public Library copy. It is available via Google Books or at The Hathi Trust (ID nyp.33433000823397). The icon at here links to the Hathi Trust version.
Here is a local copy of the Google Books version: cincinnati-1870-google-nypl--The_Cincinnati_Type_Foundry_Co_s_specime.pdf (31 Megabytes). Here is a local copy assembled from the Hathi Trust page images: cincinnati-1870-hathi-nyp-33433000823397-png.pdf (311 Megabytes).
1882. Fifteenth BookFifteenth Book of Specimens (Compact Edition) from the Cincinnati Type Foundry . (Cincinnati: Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1882.)
A digital version of this book, including the original page scans, is available at The Internet Archive; the link at left goes there. Here is a local copy of the PDF version and the (nicer) DjVu version.
1888. Seventeenth Book
The Seventeenth Book of Specimens from the Cincinnati Type Foundry. Compact Edition. (Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1888).
This specimen has been digitized by Google Books from the NY Public Library copy. It is available via Google Books or at The Hathi Trust (ID: nyp.33433006348324). The icon at here links to the Hathi Trust version.
Here is a local copy of the Google Books version: cincinnati-1888-17th-ed-google-nypl.pdf (62 Megabytes). Here is a local copy assembled from the Hathi Trust page images: cincinnati-1888-17th-ed-google-hathi-nyp-33433006348324-png.pdf (552 Megabytes).
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