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Harpel's Typograph: or Book of Specimens was a publication that was printed in 1870 by the American printer Oscar Harpel. The book is a collection of examples of letterpress job printing, which was a common method of printing in the 19th century that involved setting type by hand.

The book was intended to be a resource for master printers, apprentices, and amateurs who were interested in the craft of printing. It contains a wide variety of examples of letterpress printing, including business cards, invitations, letterheads, bookplates, and more. 

One of the notable aspects of Harpel's Typograph is its attention to detail and its emphasis on high-quality printing. The book showcases a wide range of typefaces, many of which were designed by Harpel himself, and features examples of sophisticated printing techniques such as color printing and embossing.

Harpel's Typograph was an important publication in the history of printing, and it remains a valuable resource for anyone interested in the art and craft of letterpress printing. Its collection of examples and its emphasis on quality and attention to detail make it a fascinating glimpse into the world of printing in the 19th century.

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