Order Nr. 105234 BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER. Georgia Mansbridge.

BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • New York: The Typophiles, 1997.
  • small 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • xiii, 95, (3) pages.

Price: $45.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 105234

Limited to 500 copies. A near fine copy. Chap Book, New Series, Number One. Short biography of Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), a reprint of the 1965 Master's Thesis by Mansbridge, who was acquainted with Mr. Rogers during the last decade or so of his life. (Facing the title page is a photo of the author and Mr. Rogers.) There is no discussion of books designed by Mr. Rogers, but a concluding chapter quotes various comments, positive and negative, by others on the work of Rogers. Concludes with notes, primary and secondary bibliographies (not updated since the original publication). Printed at the Stinehour Press. Bruce Rogers' colophon device is gilt-stamped on the front cover.

The typography is by the notable American book designer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), who "was appreciated in his lifetime. In addition to several honorary degrees, in 1948 he was awarded a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for distinction in the graphic arts. Over decades of accomplishment in which he designed approximately 500 books... Rogers literally defined the profession of book designing in the United States" (ANB).