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N.P. Monotype Recorder, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 39 + (1) pages. New series Autumn 1990 number eight. Issue of the Monotype Recorder that concentrates on the type design of Eric Gill. The text is profusely illustrated . The issue was set using Gill's own faces which had been adapted to the MonoText (computerized) system. Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about ERIC GILL: THE CONTINUING TRADITION
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 93477
Boston: David R. Godine, (1988). 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 133 pages. Facsimile reprint of the revised 1936 edition, with a new introduction by Christopher Skelton. Discussion of composition, lettering, typography, punch-cutting, paper and ink, etc. An important essay. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Fine condition.Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about AN ESSAY ON TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 24665
New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1948. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 480 pages. First U.S. edition. Contains 344 of Gill's correspondence from the years 1900-1940. Illustrated. Jacket chipped with small tears. Name in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE about THE LETTERS OF ERIC GILL
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 38983
London: Jonathan Cape, (1947). 8vo. cloth. 480 pages. First edition. Contains 344 of Gill's correspondence from the years 1900-1940. Illustrated. Clipped portrait of GIll pasted down on free endpaper. Pencil inscription of David Evans, the sculptor, above copy of this portrait. READ MORE about THE LETTERS OF ERIC GILL
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 51612
Paris: Henry Babou, (1930). large 8vo. loosely gathered signatures in a paper-covered portfolio, cloth tie. 31, xl leaves of illustration, (3) pages. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The authors describe the 19th century book. Chapters are devoted to typography and book illustration. Included are 40 plates of illustration. This is the fifth volume in "Les Beaux Livres D'Autrefois" series. Covers lightly rubbed. READ MORE about LES BEAUX LIVRES D'AUTREFOIS. LE XIXEME SIECLE
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 60323
Cambridge, Mass. The MIT Press, (1989). small folio. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 249 pages. First edition. Studies the expansion of the field of typography with the introduction of the computer. Chapters include "American Design Pioneers," "The Influence of the Private Press," "Typeface milestones," "Bits, Bytes and Typographic Design," and "The Many Faces of Typography Today." Contains over 900 illustrations, more than 500 of which are in color. A fascinating study. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TODAY
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 58615
New Rochelle: The Myriade Press, 1978. small 8vo. Paperback. 285+(1) pages. This book is not only Goudy's autobiography, but it is the most complete record to date of his typographic contribution, which has had a major worldwide effect. First published in 1946 as one of the Typophile Chapbooks XIII and XIV, entitled A HALF-CENTURY OF TYPE DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY, this second edition is available as the student and professional typographer's working tool, as well as..... READ MORE about GOUDY'S TYPE DESIGNS, HIS STORY AND SPECIMENS
Price: $14.95 Order nr. 47020
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1941. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. xiv, 114 pages with 17 illustrations. First edition, limited to 1600 copies. The second part of the book contains an essay by Goudy entitled "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Type and Typography." Gift inscription on front pastedown in ink. Near fine. READ MORE about BEHIND THE TYPE, THE LIFE STORY OF FREDERIC W. GOUDY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 13680
Stockholm: Graphic Institute, 1954/1948/1947/1948. large 12mo. to 8vo. stapled or sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 117; 44; 12; 16 pages. 4 volumes. Four brochures from the early years of the Graphic Institute in Stockholm: An retrospective of 1954 with four articles (and text illustrations) on typography and printing, a report for 1947-48, introductory brochure of 1947 with photos, and an account of the first 5 years. Occasional soiling or browning; wrappers of "Redogörelse..." are starting to..... READ MORE about GRAFISKA INSTITUTET, 1944-1954, MINNESKRIFT / REDOGORELSE FOR
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 52834
(Stockholm: Esselte Aktiebolag, 1954). 8vo. stiff pape wrappers. 116+(1) pages. First edition. A celebration of ten years at Stockholm's Grafic Institute. Along with a history of the institute, a short overview of typographic history is given as well. Illustrated. In Swedish. READ MORE about GRAFISKA INSTITUTET, 1944-1954
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 63260
New York, NY: Graphis, Inc., 2010. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 303+(1) pages. Introductory comments by B. Martin Pedersen, publisher. A collection of articles on the state of graphic design in the Americas. Includes illustrations of noteworthy works, by nation, in North and South America. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about GRAPHIC DESIGN JOURNAL: AMERICAS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 122718
n.p. (but London, United Kingdom): Art Society Press, King's College School, 1955 (or 1961). oblong 4to. spiral bound paper covered boards. 93 pages. Foreword by John Ryder. Endpapers toned. Lower corner of covers bumped. Else very good. Table of contents. A very scarce, privately printed, publication that very breifly details various printing and graphic arts methods including Primitive Methods, texture, colour, linocuts, wood engraving, and various methods of engraving on metals. Beautifully printed, most in..... READ MORE about GRAPHIC METHODS AND COLOUR PRINTING: A COMPANION BOOK TO PRINTING IN SCHOOL, 1955
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 136383
Pittsburgh: Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, (1995). small 4to. paper-covered boards. viii, 341+(3). Book discusses color in the digital age, including chapters on tone reproduction, scanning, color systems, proofing, and others. Includes "Understanding Digital Color" compact disc, and a slip with CD instructions for Windows and Macintosh computers. Spine edges bumped. Very light shelf wear. READ MORE about UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL COLOR
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 98990
Williamsburg: College of William and Mary, 1962. small 4to. plastic ring binding, stiff paper covers. (i), 39 leaves. Items in the Ralph Green Collection on the History of American Printing, along with similar items elsewhere in the Wm. and Mary library. Sort of a bibliography but not in Besterman. 600+ entries. The entry under "Green, Ralph" provides a bibliography of Green's own writings. Reproduced typescript. Covers somewhat soiled. READ MORE about LIST OF BOOKS ON PRINTING, INCLUDING MANY ON TYPOGRAPHY, BINDING, AND THE OTHER GRAPHIC ARTS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 52482
New York: Oswald Publishing Co., 1923. small 8vo. quarter cloth with paper covered boards, wrap-around paper spine label, dust jacket. xxxii, 254 pages. First edition. Gress was the author of THE ART AND PRACTICE OF TYPOGRAPHY and editor of The American Printer. Includes mentions of libraries, bibliophiles and of course printing activities. Jacket is soiled. READ MORE about A DASH THROUGH EUROPE, WITH SNAPSHOTS BY THE WAY
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 8976
New York: Oswald Publishing Co., 1923. small 8vo. quarter cloth with paper covered boards, wrap-around paper spine label, dust jacket. xxxii, 254 pages. First edition. Gress was the author of THE ART AND PRACTICE OF TYPOGRAPHY and editor of The American Printer. Includes mentions of libraries, bibliophiles and of course printing activities. Presentation from Gress on free endpaper. Paper spine label shows wear. READ MORE about DASH THROUGH EUROPE; WITH SNAPSHOTS BY THE WAY
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 57550
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. 8vo. cloth-backed gold paper-covered boards. xxx, 201 pages. First edition. (Hart no.20). Foreword by Frederic Goudy. Gress covers "the various periods at which decided changes in the matter of type design or changed tastes in type arrangement took place." Lacking the dust jacket. Wear to the head of the spine. READ MORE about FASHIONS IN AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHY 1780 TO 1930 WITH BRIEF ILLUSTRATED STORIES OF THE LIFE AND...
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 48002
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1940. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 45 pages. Reprinted (with additions) from the "Bulletin of the John Rylands Library," Vol. 24, No.2, October, 1940. With 18 separate plates. Chipped around edges. READ MORE about EVOLUTION OF THE ART OF PRINTING IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ART OF...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 87725
2 volumes in 1.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1940. 8vo. later half cloth over paper covered boards. 45; 83-121 pages. 2 volumes in 1. Reprinted (with additions) from the "Bulletin of the John Rylands Library," Vol. 24, No.2, October, 1940. With 18 separate plates. Second volume comes from the 1927 Bulletin. Cloth spine shows some fading. READ MORE about EVOLUTION OF THE ART OF PRINTING IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ART OF...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 122154
Manchester: The University Press, 1928. 8vo. cloth, paper cover and spine labels. 45 pages. Reprinted from the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library. 14 facsimiles. On the Block Book. Covers faded with bottom 2 inches of spine chipped away. READ MORE about STEPPING-STONES TO THE ART OF TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 42034
Munchenstein: Haas'schen Schriftgiesserei A.G., n.d. 16mo. slipcase with paper cover label containing title enclosing the facsimile. Facsimile of this 18th century display of typography reissued by Haas. Slipcase broken. READ MORE about FAKSIMILEDRUCK "DAS GEHEIMNIS DEM GESELLSCHAFTLICHEN VERGNUGEN BESTIMMT", GESETZT UND...
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 26303
New York: Watson-Guptill, (1990). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Describes and analyses twenty of today's most popular typefaces covering characteristics, background, and considerations for use. Illustrated with examples of design and the complete roman and italic alphabet of each face. READ MORE about ABC'S OF TYPE
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 31363
Chicago: United Typothetae of America, 1918. small 8vo. cloth. 47, ix pages. Volume 49 of the training manuals issued by the UTA. Light soiling to covers. Front hinge starting.From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted. READ MORE about BOOKS BEFORE TYPOGRAPHY, A PRIMER OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE INVENTION OF THE ALPHABET AND THE...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 34597