MEDIÆVAL IN PADUA
Limited to 226 copies. This is the first in a new series of occasional publications with the overarching name of Swan & Hoop which documents non-typographic letter forms. This volume focuses on the round gothic capital in Padua Italy. It was written, illustrated and printed letterpress in eight colors by Maret. It features a visual glossary of variant letter forms, a detailed structural analysis of round gothic, and a quire of photographic plates. This is also the first use of Russell Maret's new Baskerville typeface. Included is a letterpress printed announcement of the series which is a little larger than the publication, and a prospectus card for the book itself.
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THREE ERFURT TALES, 1497-1498
Limited to 310 numbered copies. (Taylor A3). Rosenwald provided the original edition of the book, a series of three tales written for the common man of Erfurt, Germany. Illustrated with woodblock cuts throughout. Printed and bound by Morris, using handmade "Bird & Bull" paper. One of the earliest Bird & Bull Press books. Presentation from Henry Morris on free endpaper "To C.S.T. with kindest regards, H.M." and with the original folded broadside prospectus loosely inserted.