The Bowne Specimen Book — An Interview with Barbara Henry

March 31, 2011 § 9 Comments

Considering that it was printed from metal type, wood type, and Linotype, and is beautifully designed and printed, it is no wonder that the amazing Specimen Book of Nineteenth-Century Printing Types, Borders, Ornaments, & Cuts in the Collection of Bowne & Co., Stationers took three years to finish. Hear former Bowne master printer Barbara Henry talk to Doug Clouse about printing the Specimen Book, passing out while mailing the finished books, and working at Bowne & Co. (6 mins. long)


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