English Monotype

“Specimen Book of ‘Monotype’ Rules / Borders / Figures / Etc”

Reproduction of ornamental material such as borders (dingbats), signs (such as autos, music, chess, playing cards, etc.), rules, and figures, circa 1970. Probably the last collection of specimens issued. With permission of Monotype Imaging, the whole set of specimen sheets were scanned and bound. Includes ornamental material not available in earlier English Monotype specimen books, as well as the signs which are rare and not often included in either the regular type specimen book or the borders book.

While a reproduction can never replace the originals, this is a handy copy suitable for every day use in the shop or design studio which leaves your precious originals pristine, if you are lucky enough to have them.

Since the original books varied due to assembly at different times, and the many revisions Monotype made, this volume is more complete than any you are likely to find, anywhere. Many thanks to Pat Reagh for allowing me to scan his copy. A portion of each sale is donated to the Type Archive in London.

$40 (8.5 x 11 perfect bound 294 pages)