LA FONDERIE TYPOGRAPHIQUE.
de Laurent, Balzac et Barbier Crée en 1827. Réédition du Spécimen des Divers Caractères, Vignettes et Ornemens Typographiques de la Fonderie de Laurent et de Berny Dit de Balzac
- Paris : Éditions des Cendres 1992
- oblong large 4to.
- quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, glassine wrapper
- xxxix, (ix) pages followed by 86 leaves numbered recto only, then (3) pages
- ISBN 286742044X / Order Nr. 94612
- Price: $ 195.00
Text in French. Limited to an edition of 999. Facsimile of the rare 1828 catalogue of types and decorations offered by the Founderie de Laurent et de Berny printed by H. Balzac. Preface by René Ponot and foreword with an history of Balzac as an editor and printer by John Dreyfus. Illustrated throughout, with 1505 examples of type and decorations. Printed in Bauer-Bodoni type.
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THE BIRD & BULL COMMONPLACE BOOK.
Taylor A11. One of 255 numbered copies. Designed as a collection of "various short pieces which were almost all connected in some way to papermaking or printing, and generally written in a humorous or informal manner." It contains an article on Schaeffer's wasp nest paper, a leaf made from recycling junk mail, and a reprint of the first poem written on the subject of collecting books on papermaking. It is also the only Bird & Bull book to contain a brass token used for services in a house of ill repute. Prospectus loosely inserted.