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Grabhorn Type Specimen Collection
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The collection contains type specimens in various forms, including booklets, brochures, pamphlets, sheets, posters, and portfolios, from the 18th Century to the present. Additions to the collection are ongoing. The bulk of the specimens are printed in the US and Europe but there are also specimens from Argentina and Japan. The specimens are organized into 2 groups – by individual typeface and by type foundry.
8.25 linear feet (18 pamphlet boxes and 1 flat box)
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to Book Arts & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Collection is open for research and is available for use during Book Arts & Special Collections hours.