MORE SURREALISM FROM SPECIMEN BOOKS.

Dr. Boli has already remarked on the surreal poetry of certain specimen books issued by typefounders in the 1800s. Here are a few more examples, from a specimen book issued by Palmer & Rey in 1892:

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And, by the way, to show that some advertising techniques have not changed in 122 years:

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