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Ludlow manuals, type specimens, etc.
Ludlow Typograph Company various dates, Chicago [et al.] - Approximately 25 pieces in all including: Manual of Instructions, with List of Parts, No. 10, n.d.(ca. 1930s); Ludlow Model M, n.d. (ca. 1950s); 2 New Faces by Ludlow, n.d. (ca. 1960s); The New Ludlow Universal Matrix Cabinet, n.d. (ca. 1950s); Some Reasons Why Printers Prefer Ludlow, n.d. (ca. 1960s); Ludlow Time Records: Results of Estimating Contests at the Seventh Educational Graphic Arts Exposition, n.d. (ca. 1960); Ludlow Swiftape Computing Memory Keyboard, 1967; Ludlow Supersurfacer, n.d. (ca. 1950s); Ludlow Supersurfacer Instructions & Parts List, n.d. (ca. 1950s); Ludlow Typeface Alphabets, n.d. (ca. 1960s); Ludlow Scripts, n.d. (ca. 1950s); Ludlow the Record Gothic Family, n.d. (ca. 1960s), plus a dozen or so others, 4to and smaller, including 2 dupes; together in a black cloth clamshell box lettered in gilt on spine. A Ludlow Typograph is a hot-metal typesetting system used in letterpress printing. The device casts bars or slugs of type out of type metal primarily consisting of lead. These slugs are used for the actual printing, and then are melted down and recycled on the spot. The principal typographer at Ludlow was R. Hunter Middleton, creator of several notable font designs, including Coronet, Stencil, Delphian Open Title, Eusebius, Flair, Radiant, Record Gothic, Stellar, Tempo, Umbra and many others. Other noted designers for Ludlow included Robert Wiebking, Douglas Crawford McMurtrie who served as director of advertising and typography before Middleton, and Hermann Zapf, whose Optima and Palatino were among the last faces cut for Ludlow. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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