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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HENK VOORN TO HENRY MORRIS, SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE, JUNE...
by Voorn, Henk
Printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper in an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Composed in Garamond types by Michael and Winifred Bixler, bound by the Campbell-Logan bindery in Japanese cloth and enclosed in a cloth covered slipcase. Sixteen colored illustrations are tipped-in throughout. Henk Voorn (b. 1921), publisher and editor of De Papierwereld (The Paper World) since 1949, is well known to all those interested in papermaking history, and considered by Leonard Schlosser to be the leading paper historian of his time. The earlier letters include personal details and information concerning the planning and publication of Old Ream Wrappers (1969), the Voorns' first trip to the U.S. and the Morris' first trip to Holland and England in 1967. Subsequent letters are concerned with trips to IPH Congresses, books published Bird & Bull, and related matters of papermaking history. Scholars of paper history and the private press will find these letters informative and enjoyable. Prospectus loosely inserted.