The Serapis Fraktur: First title in The Conglomerate Series

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Antiques dealer, Charles Dawes, finds a fraktur dated 1748 and signed Christopher Dock, of Skippack, Pennsylvania. Fraktur are common schoolmaster creations commemorating rites of passage like baptism, marriage, graduation, and death, but this particular fraktur is very unique. On it are drawn images of the Eiffel Tower, the Washington Monument, flying machines, and the façade… Read more »

Modern Book Sizes

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Modern books come in different sizes:  Pocket Book 4.25″ x 6.87″ Digest 5.5″ x 8.5″ US Trade 6″ x 9″ Small Square 7.5″ x 7.5″ Square 8.5″ x 8.5″ Landscape 9″ x 7″ Comic Book 8.625″ x 10.25″ US Letter 8.5″ x 11″