Type Specimen Books, Booklets, & Spec Sheets

I’m new (again, sort of) to Briar Press. I’ve browsed through it on and off for years. Now I’ve joined and hope my postings are acceptable. If not, please (kindly!) let me know how to correct any errors I’ve made.

My husband, Kay Michael Kramer, was a fine press printer for 50+ years, but health problems have kept him from his beloved past time for several years. In addition to printing, Kay also had a rather extensive book collection related to printing. We’ve been working on finding new homes for the collection and I hope some folks here might be interested. Over the years Kay maintained a catalogue of his library by keeping listings (by category of book) in Word documents . I’m working on updating several categories, but I have the Type Specimens List ready for your review.

If you’re interested in seeing the list, you can go to our website www.theprinterybooks.com and click on the entry in the left hand menu that says “Books for Sale from our Library.” In a PDF file you’ll find 40 entries for items we currently have. If you have any questions, or would like more information or photos, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you have any problems accessing the site (it has acted a little funky recently) let me know and I’ll email a copy of the PDF file to you.

Thank you,
Virginia Kramer

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