Brooklyn: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, no date ,
quarto, red cloth stamped in black. xxxix, 1,215 plus numerous not included in the pagination. Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Item #27926
Known as "Big Red" this is the largest specimen book issued by Mergenthaler Linotype and considered to be the most important. Along with the 1923 American Type Founders Specimen Book and Catalogue and McGrew's American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century it is one of the three volumes which must be on every typographer's desk. A clean, solid copy with no markings and no excisions.