New York: Privately printed, 1943. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. 162 pages. Limited to 1000 copies. With 12 illustrations done in color by the stencil process by the Charlize Brakely Studio and typography by Bradbury Thompson. Contributions by Irvin S. Cobb, John Erskine, Rign Lardner, Don Marquis, Ogden Nash, Burton Rascoe and others. This special issue contains a history of the club from its beginning. Covers soiled. READ MORE about THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUTCH TREAT CLUB
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London: Eton College, 1920. large 8vo. vellum, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (x), 87, (3) pages. Privately printed by C.T. Jacobi for Eton College in the Riccardi Press fount of the Medici Society Limited. Edward Philip Prince, William Morris' punchcutter, later cut type for other private presses, including the Riccardi Press types for the Medici Society. Both typography and type in this book of 29 poems of Thomas Gray still show a strong Morris influence... READ MORE about POEMS BY THOMAS GRAY
A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen
New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen. Although "imposition manuals" -- instructions on the proper layout of typeset pages for the press -- have always been useful tools of the printing trade, surviving examples are rare. The present volume has been reproduced from a unique manuscript in the collection of the Grolier Club Library. Entitled Overslag-Boek, zeer nuttig... READ MORE about THE EARLIEST DUTCH IMPOSITION MANUAL
n.d. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 40 pages. Being the entire issue of Design Quarterly 134. In color. READ MORE about JAPAN FROM THE INSIDE, DESIGNS FROM THE EXHIBITION TOKOYO: FORM AND SPIRIT ORANGIZED BY WALKER...
London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1926. small 4to. decorated boards, paper cover label. 50 pages. First edition. (Hart No.107; Appleton no.256). With 50 illustrations. Part of the Periods of Typography series edited by Stanley Morison. Lacks spine and dust jacket. READ MORE about ITALIAN SIXTEENTH CENTURY
London: Andre Deutsch, (1966). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 184 pages. Third edition. "A study of typography from the point of view of type design from the invention of the art to the nineteenth century." READ MORE about TYPE DESIGNS, THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co., 1970. thick 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xi, 489 pages. First edition. Contains 40 articles on printing, type specimens and book illustration. Numerous facsimiles and two folding maps. READ MORE about A.F. JOHNSON, SELECTED ESSAYS ON BOOKS AND PRINTING
(Oxford): The Oxford University Press, 1950. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 83-112. An article from "The Library", Fifth Series, Vol. V, No. 2, September 1950. Cover shows shelf-wear. READ MORE about " NOTES ON ENGLISH RETAIL BOOK-PRICES, 1550-1640."
(Oxford): The Oxford University Press, 1946. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 97-105. An article from "The Library", Fifth Series, Vol. I, No. 2, Sept. 1946. Cover shows shelf-wear, soiled and coming loose from spine. Tipped-in card for a reprint of the "Short-title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad 1475-1640" READ MORE about " PRINTERS' 'COPY BOOKS' AND THE BLACK MARKET IN THE ELIZABETHAN BOOK TRADE."
New York: Covici-Friede, 1930. tall 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. (xi), 303 pages. First edition, limited to 1050 copies. (Hart no.134). An important look at bookmaking from the Whittinghams to Elmer Adler. Many facsimile title pages and other illustrations. Essays on William Morris, Pickering, and other influences on American typography. Shows the work of Dwiggins, Rogers, Adler, and many others. Only front cover of jacket is present. READ MORE about BIBLIO-TYPOGRAPHICA, A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY FINE PRINTING STYLE
An artist's commentary on theory, gesture, photography, compostition, color, light, and the typeface Penumbra
(Florence MA): Kat Ran Press, 2007. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 60 pages. An artist's commentary on theory, gesture, photography, compostition, color, light, and the typeface Penumbra. Part of the Kat Ran Essays in Philatelics series. First edition. Hidy describes the entire process and evolution of the stamp. This stamp is believed to be the only U.S. stamp with the artwork and typeface designed by the same individual. Many color illustrations, mostly Hidy's work but some... READ MORE about LANCE HIDY: DESIGNING THE MENTORING STAMP
Bern: Schweizerischen Gutenbergmuseum, 1945. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 84 pages, with illustrations. On typography and art from the beginnings of printing to the present day. Well-illustrated. Jacket torn with pieces missing including spine. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIE UND KUNST
Budapest: Magyar Helikon, n.d. (but c. 1960). paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 54, (6) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. An essay on the work of the seventeenth century Hungarian typographer Kis Totfalusi. Contains examples of his type including one broadside laid-in. All in Hungarian. READ MORE about A BETU MESTERE
Boston: David R. Godine, (1990). thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 428, (2) pages. First edition. A great book on the history, development and use of type. The author discusses thirty contemporary printing types in an interesting and informative manner. Also contains a chapter on Type Making from Punch to Computer. Well-illustrated with reproductions of complete fonts, examples of fine design and other illustrations. Jacket chipped at head of spine. Name in ink on front pastedown. READ MORE about ANATOMY OF A TYPEFACE
Accompanied by an Original Leaf Printed on Vellum at the Merrymount Press
N.P. Chiswick Book Shop, 1990. folio. cloth, leather spine label, slipcase. xviii, 75+(1) pages. Accompanied by an Original Leaf Printed on Vellum at the Merrymount Press. Limited to 285 copies printed at A. Colish, Inc. with typography by Jerry Kelly (Leaf Book - Chalmers 192). History of the production of this famous book designed and printed by D.B. Updike including information from the files of Bruce Rogers and Stanley Morison. Presentation from the author on... READ MORE about THE MAKING OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER OF 1928
New York, NY: The Typophiles, 2003. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 31+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph New Series #20. Known throughout the world of typography, Abe Lerner was a highly respected and talented typographer/book designer with links to the likes of the great Bruce Rogers. With a meticulous eye for detail and clean design, he was constantly working on new projects. With a career that landed him as the Director of Design and Production at Macmillan... READ MORE about ABE LERNER 1908-2002
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1991. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Catalogue 508 issued by this bookseller. READ MORE about MODERN FINE PRINTING FROM THE LIBRARY OF ABE LERNER
Boston: The Stetson Press, (1914). small 8vo. boards. 31+(1) pages. With many two color reproductions. READ MORE about HOW TO MAKE TYPE TALK, THE RELATION OF TYPOGRAPHY TO VOICE MODULATION. BASIC PRINCIPLES AS...
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 198 pages. First edition. 122 illustrations and 40 plates with many in color. "Both by historical research and contemporary example, the development of letters and typefaces is presented as a continous story ..." READ MORE about GRAPHIC DESIGN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO LETTERING, TYPOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1978). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. First edition. Divided into two sections: the first deals with the influences in art and design that have shaped modern typography, the second gives practical instructions. Uncommon title. Jacket soiled and chipped with a tear in front cover. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY: DESIGN AND PRACTICE
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1978). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 144 pages. First edition. Divided into two sections: the first deals with the influences in art and design that have shaped modern typography, the second gives practical instructions. Uncommon title. Edges curled. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY: DESIGN AND PRACTICE
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1978). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. First edition. Divided into two sections: the first deals with the influences in art and design that have shaped modern typography, the second gives practical instructions. Uncommon title. Some foxing of top edge. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY: DESIGN AND PRACTICE
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1978). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. First U.S. edition. Divided into two sections: the first deals with the influences in art and design that have shaped modern typography, the second gives practical instructions.Jacket with tears and label removed from spine. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY: DESIGN AND PRACTICE