Order Nr. 51976 BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER. Georgia Mansbridge.
BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER
BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER
BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER

BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER.

(Rogers, Bruce).
  • New York: Stone House Press, 1997.
  • small 8vo.
  • quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper-covered slipcase (same paper).
  • xiii, 95, (3) pages.

Price: $150.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 51976

Limited to 100 numbered copies. A fine copy in fine slipcase. Short biography of Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), a reprint of the 1965 Master's Thesis by G. Mansbridge, who was acquainted with Mr. Rogers during the last decade or so of his life. (Facing the title page is a color photo of the author and Mr. Rogers.) Per introduction, research for this thesis included interviews and a search for unpublished correspondence. 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, and 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). Francis Meynell stated that Rogers was."the greatest artificer of the book who ever lived"