- Andoversford, Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press, (1990).
- quarter cloth, printed paper-covered boards, slipcase.
- iv, (iv), 125, (2) pages.
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 30754
First edition, limited to 530 numbered copies, of which this is one of the 460 trade copies bound thus. A magnificant type specimen book which has been designed to be enjoyed as much for its content as its typographical displays. The basis for this book is the large collection of monotype faces held by the press, which includes Bible Centaur and all the other monotype faces originally held by the Oxford University Press. Each one has been elegantly displayed in a variety of different sizes and a deliberate attempt has been made to show the rarely-seen larger sizes. The texts are extracts from books or articles published by the press and are accompanied by an original illustration. Printed in two colors throughout this is one of the finest private press books of the year and an inspiration to any typographer. Two pieces of ephemera from the Whittington Press loosely inserted.