Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam (page 1/2)

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Type, borders and ornament from the 700-page Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam, the type catalogue of the Amsterdam Type Foundry, from around 1915. The full title is LETTERPROEF DER LETTERGIETERIJ “AMSTERDAM”, VOORHEEN N. TETTERODE, SPECIMEN GENERAL DE LA FONDERIE “AMSTERDAM”, SUCCESSEUR DE N. TETTERODE.

I have only a few reproductions of pages, not the original book.

Title: Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam

Author: unknown

Published by: Amsterdam Type Foundry

City: Amsterdam

Date: 1815

Total items: 3

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Ten-piece floral border, green and purple]

Ten-piece floral border, green and purple

This is a dainty border, so I have coloured it with pastels. I can supply it also in the original black and white, or as a GIMP XCF file with the two different colours on [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Wide border with roses and leaves]

Wide border with roses and leaves

This full-page border is wider at the bottom, giving a solid, balanced feel to the page. It includes roses and leaves, or I think they are roses at least. There’s an Art Deco feel to this border. [more...] [$]

[picture: Lines and Leaves Page Border]

Lines and Leaves Page Border

This is a demonstration of how to use a repeating leaf ornament to make a border by combining it with metal rules (to draw straignt lines) and with what I take to be mushrooms in the corners. [more...] [$]


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Type, borders and ornament from the 700-page Spécimen général de la Fonderie Amsterdam, the type catalogue of the Amsterdam Type Foundry, from around 1915. The full title is LETTERPROEF DER LETTERGIETERIJ “AMSTERDAM”, VOORHEEN N. TETTERODE, SPECIMEN GENERAL DE LA FONDERIE “AMSTERDAM”, SUCCESSEUR DE N. TETTERODE.

I have only a few reproductions of pages, not the original book.


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