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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3

Trade Lists and Samples

Trade Lists and Samples.

Mr D. C. Pratt, 32 Church-st., New York, sends us illustrations and price-lists of his slates and slate black-boards, adapted for every purpose required in schools, lecture-rooms, or places where sporting and similar records are displayed.

Messrs S. Cooke & Co., Melbourne, send us a circular relating to Bailey's hot-air engine.

Messrs Ward, Lock, & Co., have sent us their new book list, occupying sixty large octavo pages.

Messrs J. M. Powell & Co. send us a circular relating to the improved Gordon platen machine; also a book of specimens of types by James Marr & Co., whose agency they hold. We have looked through the latter, and find a large variety of types, but no new original faces.

Messrs H. 0. Shepard & Co., Chicago, printers of the Inland Printer, send us a beautifully printed pamphlet containing a history of their establishment, adorned in the most extraordinary manner with specimen-book cuts. To illustrate (metaphorically) the growth of the establishment we have an electro of a stout man of apparently about thirty stone, who has just burst up the weighing machine on which he has taken his stand—with the motto, « Upon what meat doth this our Cæsar, feed, that he is grown so great? » « Removal became imperative, » is illustrated by a figure of an unhappy wight who has vacated his chair with great celerity in favor of a large and lively hornet. Some of the sketches are very rough and coarse, and in juxtaposition with such superb letterpress really amount to a disfigurement. The progress of the firm has been marvellous, and must be very gratifying to all lovers of good work. When, we wonder, will this colony become a profitable field for the artistic printer?