Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 128 pages followed by numerous full-page illustrations. First edition. Fifteen designers discuss graphic arts including Dwiggins, Rollins, Armitage, Ward and Hofer. Chipped at spine ends; remnants of label on free endpaper with some damage where someone has tried to remove it. READ MORE
23 issues of the superb periodical devoted to the graphic arts.
Zurich: Graphis Press, 1946 to 1951. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 23 issues of the superb periodical devoted to the graphic arts. The run starts with issue 14 (lacks covers) and goes through issue 37 lacking only issue 18. Some covers detached and spine coverings worn. Filled with graphic art illustrations in color. Price is for the run. READ MORE
Antwerpen: Edition du Lion Assis, 1950. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 45+(3) pages. First edition. An exhibit of contemporary graphic art held at the Bibliothèque Royal de Belgique in Brussels. Paul Fierens and August Corbet preface the reproductions of the artists' work. Full page black-and-white illustrations. In French and English. Cover worn with creases and tiny tears. Cover is separated from the text block. READ MORE
New York: Grolier Club, 1994. small 12mo. self paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Limited to 1100 copies, Typography by Jerry Kelly. With an introduction. A bibliography of unnumbered entries of documents at an exhibition held at the Providence Public Library in 1993 and the Grolier Club in 1994. The books listed here are a selection of works from the Providence Public Library's collection of over 7500 works. READ MORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 44 pages. The Grolier Club membership consists of private and institutional collectors; the antiquarian book trade; book scholars; and practitioners in the book arts, both amateurs and professional. No matter the reason for their interest, all Grolier Club members appreciate good design, fine bindings, letterforms, quality paper, and all the other facets of books. This book celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Club by... READ MORE
New York, NY: The Grolier Club, 2009. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 41, (3) pages. Limited to 1100 copies. Commemorates the Club's 125th anniversary. Introduction by John Bidwell and Anne Hoene Hoy. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 254, (2) pages. First edition. Filled with illustrations, often in color. Shows all 175 typefaces he designed including a number that have never been seen before. Corner of the dust jacket on front cover is creased with tears. READ MORE
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 254, (2) pages. First edition. Filled with illustrations, often in color. Shows all 175 typefaces he designed including a number that have never been seen before. Tear along top edge of front cover which has tape repair. READ MORE
N.P. Westvaco, (1968). 4to. 16 folders loosely inserted in a cloth box. Foreword by Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Sixteen designers each contributed a section to this book to express their thoughts on book design. Included are Joseph Blumenthal, Giovanni Mardersteig, Hermann Zapf, Jan Tschichold, Georg Trump, Leonard Baskin, Bert Clarke and many others. Beautifully illustrated. Fine in a near fine box. READ MORE
(Lunenburg, VT: The Stinehour Press, 1995). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Limited edition of 500. Exhibition, September-October 1995 celebrating the centennial of the Greenwich Library, Greenwich, Connecticut. Beatrice Brittain (1926-88) was a founder of the Greenwich Arts Council whose collection focused on American books 1890 to the present. Introduction by Pam Koob, curator. Listing of exhibited items with black and white illustrations. Listing of lenders to the exhibition. READ MORE
New York: RC Publications, 1985-. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 46 issues. Have the following of this colorful periodical: Volume 1, No.1-6. (1985-86). Volume 2, No.1-6. (1986-87). Volume 3, No.3. (1988). Volume 4, No.1, 4-6. (1988-1990). Volume 5, No.6. (1990). Volume 6, No.2, 3, 5. (1991). Volume 7, No.1, 2, 3, 5, 6. (1991/92). Business Annual. 1993. Volume 8, No.5. (1993). Volume 9, No.1, 2, 4, 5, 6. (1994). Volume 10, No.1, 4. (1995). Volume 11, No.1. (1996). Business Annual. 1997. Volume 12, No.1. (1997). Volume 13, No.1, 2, 5, 6. (1998). Volume 14, No.1, 2, 3. (1999). READ MORE
London and Boston: Pentagram and Faber and Faber, (1986). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 160 pages. First U.S. edition. A look at some recent creative solutions to design problems. Dozens of images reproduced in color and black and white. Useful for those professionally and personally involved in design, typography, and communications. READ MORE
With an Introduction by Herbert Hosking.
New York: The Typophiles, 1941. 12mo. boards. (ii), 58 pages. With an Introduction by Herbert Hosking. First edition thus, limited to 300 numbered copies. A very early Typophile production, being the fourth Chapbook. Contains illustrations by Wilson, Chappell, Angelo, Kredel, Eichenberg and others. Presentation from Paul Bennett dated 1946 on free endpaper. READ MORE
With an Introduction by Herbert Hosking.
New York: The Typophiles, 1941. 12mo. boards. (ii), 58 pages. With an Introduction by Herbert Hosking. First edition thus, limited to 300 numbered copies. A very early Typophile production, being the fourth Chapbook. Contains illustrations by Wilson, Chappell, Angelo, Kredel, Eichenberg and others. READ MORE
Boston: Printed by Bruce Rogers for the Publishers Small, Maynard & Company, 1920. small 8vo. cloth-backed patterned cloth-covered boards, paper spine label. xiv, 72, (2) pages. Limited to 525 copies. (Warde 145). With introduction by George Parker Winship. Foldout map and title page in red and black. This is number 11 in Rogers' list of the 30 books he admired most of all his designs. Rubbed around edges and at spine ends. READ MORE
New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. The A.I.G.A. Journal was published bi-monthly by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. It served as a clearing house of news in all branches of the graphic arts, in the US and abroad. It started in 1947 and was suspended from May 1949 to October 1950 and then continued in a different format. Present are Volumes 7, 9, 23. READ MORE
Bern: L'Art Ancien und Kornfeld und Klipstein, 1968. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 156, (3) pages followed by 27 plates. Auction catalogue devoted to books, posters, glassware, etc. of the art nouveau period. Includes contributions from all countries. Will Bradley is represented with two illustrations of his works. Covers age darkened with chip out of bottom of spine. READ MORE
New York: Bookbinding & Book Production, 1943. 4to. spiral bound paper wrappers, paper cover label. Introduction by Will Ransom. Thirty-seven books are shown as taken from their original appearance in the magazine, Bookbinding and Book Production. Includes design work by Goudy, Richard Ellis, Ernst Reichl and others. Label damaged. Covers spotted. READ MORE
New York: n.p. 1966. 4to. stiff paper folder with 15 articles and broadsides about Goudy produced especially for this dinner by various pressmen loosely inserted. Includes contributions by Earl Emmons, Roland Baughman, Earnest Calkins, Frances Perkins and others. Some of the tributes have been hand-set. A fine collection of material about one of America's finest type designers. Covers faded. READ MORE
Large collection of booklets concerning the best books of the year from various countries. This interesting collection contains various exhibition catalogues for the "best" books of the year which parallel our own "Fifty Books of the Year" exhibitions. Included are Australia (3), France (8), Switzerland (12), Great Britain (8), Netherlands (2), Germany (41), Sweden (4), Spain (5), Hungary (5), Austria (14) and the Scandanavian Countries (2). Price is for the group. READ MORE
Sweden: Bror Zachrisson, (1955). 4to. cloth and boards folder with an explanatory brochure and 42 separately printed and designed brochures loosely inserted along with explanatory booklet. International project by book designers issued to help celebrate the 500th anniversary of the printing of the Gutenberg 42-line Bible. 1500 sets of solutions to typographical design problems with the Bible by 38 designers who submitted 43 examples (42 present in this copy) make this an impressive book. Such... READ MORE