New Castle, Delaware, and London: Oak Knoll Press, The Bibliographical Society, and The Printing Historical Society, 2010. 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Hardcover. 472 pages. A majority of today's Western text types, whether Roman, Italic, Greek, or Hebrew, derive from type designs conceived or perfected in sixteenth-century France. They became available all over Europe from the 1540s onwards. Their design, often going by the name of Garamont, remained unchanged for two centuries. Their pleasant serenity and... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 7.25 x 9.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 248 pages. "Overall, an astonishing achievement from a scholar with an unerring eye for the minutiae of typgraphical identification, this is a volume that will long remain useful for printing historians." -- David Shaw, The Library, June 2018 "Nobody is better qualified than Hendrik Vervliet... to establish which of these ornaments are by Granjon, and to say when and where they... READ MORE
Eine geschichtliche Übersicht.
Geneva: Weber Verlag, 1973. square 4to. cloth, dust jacket, cloth-covered slipcase. 545, (3) pages. Eine geschichtliche Übersicht. German translation of this work, first published in 1972. Twenty-four contributions or chapters by 24 scholars and experts: P. Culot, K. Gardner, A. Gaur, R. McLean, H.D.L. Vervliet et al., with 264 illustrations, color or black-and-white. In four sections: early history of books and writing, books in the orient, western manuscript books, and the printed western book (beginning... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 7.5 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 200 pages. This book, by typographic scholar Hendrik Vervliet, is a survey of the life and work of the sixteenth-century letter-cutter Robert Granjon (1513-1590). With his contemporary Claude Garamont, he is considered one of the best and most influential figures in the history of type design. Vervliet begins with a biography, recounting Granjon's career as a punchcutter and publisher during periods... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and HES & DE GRAAF Publishers, 2012. 5 x 7 inches. hardcover. 416 pages. This new study from respected typographical scholar Hendrik Vervliet is the first published history of the sixteenth-century vine leaf as a typographical ornament. Not only is it an important contribution to typographical history, but it also provides a useful tool for identifying and dating books without an imprint. In the course of the early sixteenth... READ MORE