Samuel Saur (1767-1820): German-American printer and typefounder

Durnbaugh, Donald F. (1993) Samuel Saur (1767-1820): German-American printer and typefounder. 42:64-80.

Language: English; Samuel Saur was a third-generation member of the famed Sauer dynasty of German-American printers who made his own significant contribution to American publishing history. He worked in Chestnut Hill and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Baltimore, Maryland. He achieved fame as the first American founder of the exquisitely-small diamond type. This article surveys his life and work, drawing on previous research and family correspondence and records. Includes a listing of Samuel Saur imprints.