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Fünfundsiebzig Jahre des Hauses J.G.Schelter & Giesecke in Leipzig.
(Leipzig, 1894)

History of Schelter & Giesecke - photo of the book's sumptuous decorative binding
The sumptuous decorative binding

A beautifully printed and illustrated history of a famous firm of German type founders, which was established in Leipzig in 1819.

Associated with some of the most famous names in publishing, such as Tauchnitz and Breitkopf & Härtel, the firm developed increasingly sophisticated type-casting machinery described here.

A view of one of the storerooms in the Schelter & Giesecke printing works
A view of one of the storerooms in the printing works


Small folio. (ii) + 62pp incl. many photo ills. Chromolitho frontis. Orig. decorative silver and green boards. A lovely copy.



Catalogue No: 5142