John Baskerville"s type in America
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Published by Society of Printers in Boston, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Baskerville, John, 1706-1775.,
  • Type and type-founding -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

LC copy formerly owned by Bruce Rogers.

Statementby Paul A. Bennett.
ContributionsRogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, former owner., Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsZ250.5.B37 B46 1944
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL454683M
LC Control Number98170339

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