THE SHAPING OF OUR ALPHABET A STUDY OF CHANGING TYPE STYLES.

  • New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
  • tall 8vo.
  • cloth-backed boards, dust jacket.
  • 229 pages.

Price: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 128440

First edition. Traces the evolution of type faces from Jenson to Bruce Rogers and W.A. Dwiggins. Illustrated. An interesting copy as loosely inserted is a lengthy letter from Walter Huxley answering various questions posed concerning the use by Huxley House of Bauer types for the first time in America including Futura and the text of this book which Huxley designed and set. Apparently the text has to be re-written and completely reset by Huxley House because of the various errors found. Spine of jacket toned with chipping at head.

THE SHAPING OF OUR ALPHABET A STUDY OF CHANGING TYPE STYLES. Frank Denman.