Bowne & Co., Stationers

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A working museum at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York. They acquired the very important Frederick Nelson Phillips / Tri-Arts collection of historic 19th century type.

Their website is: and ther supporters, the Friends of Bowne, are at

Saxe, Stephen O. Specimen Book: Nineteenth Century Foundry and Wood Type in the Collection of Bowne & Co., Stationers . NY: Bowne & Co., 1985. 125pp.

Identifies and shows ca. 155 metal and 85 wood fonts of type (but the Phillips collection is not included).

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