London: Signature, 1948. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 54 pages. With articles by James Wardrop on the Vatican scriptors, Toni del Renzio on Karel Svolinsky, Ruari McLean on Printers' Type-Specimen books in England 1920-40, and Harry Carter on Johannes Enschede & Zonen. READ MORE
New Series. 1.
London: Signature, 1946. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 52, (2) pages. New Series. 1. With articles on Joseph Gaspard Gille by Ellic Howe, Bernard Newdigate by Basil Blackwell, Joan Hassall by Basil Gray, and numerous book reviews. READ MORE
Edited by Oliver Simon. Original Series no.2.
London: Signature, 1936. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (viii), 52, (4) pages. Edited by Oliver Simon. Original Series no.2. With articles by Barnett Freedman, James Laver, John Carter on the woodcut calligraphy of Reynolds Stone, Desmond Flower, Frank Sidgwick and Harry Carter. Some illustrations in color. Few minor spots on front cover. READ MORE
(London): Society of Typographic Designers, n.d. (circa 1953). small 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages printed French fold. Guidelines for membership and bylaws of this organization. Loosely inserted is a letter from the Society to Arnold Jones dated 1953 in which Honorary Membership is proposed. With a handwritten draft of Jones' response on the back. READ MORE
Broadsides, Trade Cards, Admission Tickets, Letterheads, Billheads, Broadsheets, Song Ballads, Rewards of Merit, Stationers' Labels, &c. Illustrating The Social, Political, and Business History as well as the Development and Flowering of Display Typography and Job Printing of the Last Century
Wilbraham, MA: Wm. Frost Mobley, (1980). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Broadsides, Trade Cards, Admission Tickets, Letterheads, Billheads, Broadsheets, Song Ballads, Rewards of Merit, Stationers' Labels, &c. Illustrating The Social, Political, and Business History as well as the Development and Flowering of Display Typography and Job Printing of the Last Century. Catalogue of nineteenth-century American ephemera offered for sale by William Frost Mobley. All 564 items are illustrated in black and white. READ MORE
New York: Privately printed, 1971. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, string tied. not paginated. A keepsake booklet honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Type Directors Club. With a history of the organization, lists of charter and current members, past presidents. Illustrated. READ MORE
N.P. Mergenthaler Linotype Co, n.d. large 8vo. paper wrappers. 16 pages. A number of examples of the way good designers went about selecting a specific Linotype face for a particular kind of book, on the basis of letter-form, for production reasons, or for a combination of reasons. Types used are Baskerville, Bondoni, Caledonia, Caslon, Granjon and others. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1976. 8vo. paper wrappers, mailing envelope. 27 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered and signed copies. Tanner and Alstrom 34. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, mailing envelope. pp.29-60. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 37. A continuation of the work presented as Typographia 1. This copy is signed by the private press owner, Leonard Bahr. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. Signed by Bahr next to limitation statement. READ MORE
Individual issues of this periodical.
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. (1964). 8vo. paper wrappers. Per issue:. Individual issues of this periodical. There were 6 issued. Written and designed by Carl Dair. Color illustrations and type designs. Have the following: vol. 1 (1 remaining), Stapled rusted. Price is per issue. READ MORE
(Washington): International Typographic Compostion Association, 1977-1985. 4to. self paper wrappers. unpaginated. 24 issues. Total of 24 issues. Promoted as a source of ideas, information, and information by the ITCA. An array of articles on typography, including historical items and book reviews. Table of contents. Includes Volume 1, Number 1 (title was IDEAS, INFORMATION, INSPIRATION), Vol. 4, No.1,2,3,; Vol. 6, No.1,2,3; Vol. 8, No.4; Vol. 9, No. 1; Vol. 10, No. 2,3; Vol. 11, No. 1,2,4; Vol. 12, No. 3; Vol. 13, No.1,2; Vol. 14, Nos. 1, 3; Vol. 15, No.1; Vol. 17, Nos. 1,4. READ MORE
Utrecht: A.J. van Huffel's Antiquariaat, 1960. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages plus 4 leaves of plates. Auction catalogue for a sale held on June 15 and 16, 1960 from the library of A.W. Barten, the former director of the Professional School of Typography in Utrecht. Lists manuscripts, incunabula, works about typography, the graphic arts and bibliographies. Lists over 700 entries. Head pieces. Illustrated throughout. Cover printed in red and black. Corner bumped. Spot... READ MORE
New York: Watson-Guptill, (1991). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 271+(1) pages. First printing. 176 winners of the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence for 1991, selected from more than 4000 entries. The jury only selected those works that use typography and letterforms effectively, without the influence of graphic or photographic effects. With a special section of the Best of Advertising Typography from 1980-1990. All illustrations in full color. READ MORE
Washington: Library of Congress, 1991. tall 8vo. green cloth, paper spine label. xxxv, 427, (3) pages. First edition. With an introduction by James H. Billington, preface by Larry E. Sullivan and an essay on Rosenwald by William Matheson. The Rosenwald Collection is the single largest gathering of rare books at the Library of Congress and represents one of the finest collections of books formed by any individual. The collection focuses on the Western European and... READ MORE
New York: William H. Schab, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 130 pages. A sale catalogue, number 27 of this company, with 185 lots comprised of illuminated and literary manuscripts, incunabula typographica, fine illustrated books, first editions, history, fine color-plate books, works on gardening and botany, rara Americana, typography and calligraphy, autographs, and the astronomical papers of Sir William, Caroline and Sir John Herschel. Introduction by Harry Goldgar, illustrated. READ MORE
Oxford: Alden Press, (1981). oblong 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, (iii), 156 pages. First edition. A printer's type specimen book compiled by Hugh Williamson. An introduction to the Alden Press's photocomposition in which the principal characteristics are explained in the introduction. Each typographic character has been constructed from a succession of horizontal lines drawn by a laser beam. READ MORE
Stockholm: n.p. (Royal Library)), 1912. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 152 pages. Part III, fasc. 1 of the work listed in Besterman 5949. Entries no. 4951-5810 (i.e. 860) of this work. The making and selling of books, and the history thereof. The supplement lists bibliographies, biobibliographies, books on library science and archives, and library catalogues. Concludes with list of corrections and errata. Unopened. Covers detached and missing pieces; backing missing. READ MORE