Online Type Specimens at St. Bride Library—Fold-outs
In digitizing their pre-1831 type specimen books St. Bride Library in London—arguably the preeminent repository of material on the history of type—was unable to fit some elements of the books into the Internet Archive format. Various fold-outs and inserted items had to be placed on the site as TIFFs rather than included in the complete book download options. Roughly one-fifth of the specimens digitized and uploaded to the Internet Archive fall into this category. The fold-out material includes type samples too large or wide to fit an octavo or quarto page, music type, vignettes, illustrations, charts and tables, correspondence, and documents. Here is a sampling of the fold-outs to tease your interest and excite your curiosity.
Maps, Diagrams and Charts
Illustrations and Vignettes
Thanks to Alicia Chilcott of St. Bride Library for explaining how to find the fold-outs.