ALPHABET IN PROGRESS
A print of the alphabet printed directly from the block and numbered, dated and initialed in pencil by Robert Hunter Middleton. Offered to members of the Caxton Club. Letter from Bruce Beck, Publications Chairman, laid in.
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ART OF MARBLING (FOR THE DECORATION OF BOOK EDGES), A MAN...
by Hauptmann, Josef
Facsimile of the first Dutch edition published in Dodewaard in 1899 (first published in Germany in 1895). This is the first treatise on the technique of marbling to be published in the Dutch language, and it also contains the only known portrait of Josef Halfer printed as a frontispiece. Richard Wolfe (Marbled Paper, p.127) notes: "Josef Hauptmann of Gera and Berlin (1867-1917)...in Paul Kersten's opinion was Halfer's best pupil. According to Kersten, the manual Hauptmann produced was second only to that of the master himself." This facsimile reprint contains an English language translation and an added commentary by Jan Stoorm van Leeuwen who notes, "Written almost a 100 years ago, the little volume is easy to read even now. It is a crisp, clear-cut and plainly-written manual. Equipped with Leo's 'marbling kit' and Hauptmann's little volume, the interested reader has all he needs to try his hand at marbling" (The Art of Marbling, p. 121). Printed letterpress in only 275 copies and containing 21 tipped-in marble paper specimens (some gelatinized) produced by Lia and Geert van Daal in facsimile of those in the actual 1899 edition. Beautiful and important book.