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Annenberg Type Foundries

Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs

Maurice Annenberg

Maran Printing Services, Baltimore and Washington, 1975

 

Mindboggling catalog of type catalogs. Indispensable sourcebook for research.

 

In my copy I found a letter from Mr. Annenberg to Mr. Jacob Chernofsky, thanking him for his review of this book.

 

I want to quote two parts of this letter where Annenberg gives an explanation for the lacking index and why he used pictures so sparingly:

 

(...) "I admit after seeing the book in its completion that it should have been indexed, but the fact that the center sections were printed last prevented me from taking the time to pursue that objective." (...) "Even though I kept explaining to the librarians the fact that this was not a profit-making venture, each illustration had a price tag. Furthermore, and most important, no one had a bit of information to offer."

  

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Taken on August 18, 2009