Order Nr. 140061 CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES. Geofroy Tory.
CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES.
CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES.
CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES.
CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES.

CHAMP FLEURY. BY GEOFROY TORY. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND ANNOTATED B Y GEORGE B. IVES.

  • New York: The Grolier Club, 1927.
  • 4to.
  • quarter vellum over paste-paper-covered boards, top edge gilt, publisher's dust jacket and slipcase
  • (ii), xxiii, 208, (2) pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $400.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 140061

First edition thus, limited to 390 copies. (Ransom no.17, Haas 143; AIGA 361). Prospectus loosely inserted. Private bookplate of Herbert H. Johnson on front pastedown. Spine of dust jacket is spotted / faded. Slipcase has some minor wear and cracking along the edges. The book itself is in fine condition.

Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed by William Edwin Rudge. First edition in English of this landmark 16th century book on the formation of letters presented in a beautiful illustrated format by Bruce Rogers. With three different sections: Reform of the French Languague, Treatise on Letter Proportions and Letter Designs Based on the Human Face and Body, and Abcedaire on the Construction of Letters. Includes type specimens of other letter styles as a supplement. This is one of the most important examples of the design work of Rogers and he considered it one of his favorite "30". One of only ten books to use the Centaur type designed by Bruce Rogers. Printed by William Edwin Rudge.

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). Francis Meynell stated that Rogers was."the greatest artificer of the book who ever lived"