Scaned sources for XIX century specimen characters - ornements

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Joined: 24 Jan 2007 - 8:20am
Scaned sources for XIX century specimen characters - ornements
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I'm looking for some specimen sources from printers (nineteenth century), scanned and downloadable as PDF.

I'm interested in ornements and I want to use it for inspiration and vectorize some.

So far I found these downloadable sources (PDF) :

> Handy specimen book; specimens of type, borders and ornaments, brass rule, woodtype etc. Catalogue of printing machinery and materials, wood goods, etc (1897)
http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924014559730
> Spécimen des caractères de l'imprimerie Edmond Monnoyer
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6134871b.r=Sp%C3%A9cimen+des+carac...
> Spécimen des caractères anciens de la fonderie Turlot
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5844525t.r=caract%C3%A8res+elzevir...

Do you know more sources for ornements ?

Thanks,

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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If you buy the Taschen Type books you'll have access to their massive archive of high-res scans of hundreds of type specimens, most of which contain ornaments.

Vincent Le Moign's picture
Joined: 24 Jan 2007 - 8:20am
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Thanks !

By the way I found this amazing ressource : a directory of dozens of links to specimen books
> http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/ext19.html