- Oldham: Incline Press, 1998.
- three-quarter cloth, with boards covered in a patterned paper with a Friedlander Curwen, portfolio with specimens, clamshell case in a half cloth fore edge binding and patterned paper-covered boards.
- (iii), 92 pages, with 80 additional leaves of plates, loose sheets in portfolio.
Price: $575.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 53943
Limited to 350 copies of which this is one of 25 special copies numbered and signed by the author that includes an extra portfolio of original Curwin specimens. The typographer and designer Elisabeth Friedlander (née Friedländer) designed the typeface Elisabeth for Bauer and is also known for her Monotype and Linotype ornaments, and her patterns for Curwen papers. Born to a cultured German Jewish family in 1903, she studied design and typography with E.R. Weiss, and later did calligraphy for the Ullstein journal "Die Dame," in addition to the Bauer commission. Politics forced her to leave Germany for Italy in 1936, where she worked for Mondadori and Editoriale Domus, but Mussolini's Italy was no long-term haven, and in 1939 Friedlander came to England, where she became a successful free-lance designer after the war, producing calligraphy, bookplate and masthead designs, devices, ornaments, and patterned paper designs for the Curwen Press.
This biography of Elisabeth Friedlander, based on her own work books, letters, various documents, and the testimony of friends and acquaintances, includes eighty plates and an additional twenty-three illustrations of her work in the text. Some items illustrated are: reproductions of calligraphy from Die Dame, specimens of Elisabeth type, settings of Monotype and Linotype borders by her, reproductions of work done for Mondadori and later for Penguin, fifteen paper patterns for Curwen, examples of freelance and agency advertising work, etc. In addition, there is a portfolio of original Curwin patterned papers.
Fine in fine slipcase.