RIT CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Specimen of printing types
Figgins, Vincent, 1770-1844
Type and type-founding - England - London
Greek type - Specimens
Vincent Figgins established a successful type foundry in London in 1792. His foundry's 1815 specimen book is considered important for the many display types it contains. Several variants of this specimen book bearing an 1815 title page, but containing additional specimens produced after 1815, have been reported. For example, Mosley lists five other copies, printed on different papers with a foliation of between 79 and 124 leaves. Made up of single leaves, most books have the specimens arranged by type-size. This catalog includes a foreword signed by Figgins (leaf 2) and a folded leaf with specimens of "Newspaper founts" dated 1817. In addition to typefaces, it includes ornamental rules. It also includes examples of Greek and Syriac type.
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