New York: The Typophiles, 1951. tall 12mo. cloth. (x), 94 pages. Limited to 640 copies; the 25th Chapbook issued by the Typophiles. Has a title page designed by Dwiggins, contributions by Warren Chappell, Bruce Rogers, Paul Bennett and others. Contains reproductions of Archer's design work. READ MORE about SAGITTARIUS: HIS BOOK, GATHERED FOR JOHN ARCHER BY HIS FRIENDS
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New York: The Typophiles, 1951. tall 12mo. cloth. (x), 94 pages. Limited to 640 copies; the 25th Chapbook issued by the Typophiles. Has a title page designed by Dwiggins, contributions by Warren Chappell, Bruce Rogers, Paul Bennett and others. Contains reproductions of Archer's design work. Ink stamp of former owner at top of front pastedown. READ MORE about SAGITTARIUS: HIS BOOK, GATHERED FOR JOHN ARCHER BY HIS FRIENDS
(Chicago, IL: House of the Blue Sky Press, 1902). 8vo. later cloth, paper cover label with original pastedowns and endpapers preserved. 64, (4) pages. Limited to 415 numbered copies (Kruty 150-1). A poetic drama by Browning. Introduction by Laura Mc Adoo Triggs. Designs by F.W. Goudy and W.A. Dwiggins. Press-work by A.G. Langworthy. Later binding. READ MORE about IN A BALCONY
(New York, NY): A.I.G.A., various dates. 8vo. paper wrappers. various pagination. A run of the books and pamphlets issued by the American Institute of Graphic Arts showing the 50 best American books of each year. With all of the best of American designers illustrated including Dwiggins, Cleland, Rogers, Hammer, Angelo, etc. The exhibition number and publication date listed is for the previous year's selections of books. (For example Exhibit number 1-1923 covers books published in..... READ MORE about FIFTY BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Los Angeles: n.p., 1981. tall 12mo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. 105, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 350 copies. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman for Jones in Dwiggins' Falcon and using ornaments cast by Paul Duensing. 94 items described in detail. READ MORE about A LOS ANGELES TYPESTICKER: WILLIAM M. CHENEY A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS PRINTED WORK
New York: The Colophon, 1938. 4to. two-toned cloth. Not paginated. Each signature of the book was contributed by a different press. Includes sections by Knopf, Riverside Press, Derrydale Press, Press of the Woolly Whale and many others. Binding designed by Dwiggins. Covers show some fading. READ MORE about THE ANNUAL OF BOOK-MAKING
(Meriden, CT: Meriden Gravure Co., 1968). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (26) pages. Limited to 50 numbered copies. Reprint of the 1919 first edition published in Boston by Dwiggins and L.B. Siegried with a postscript by Ruari McLean not in the original edition. A spoof on book design. Columbiad Club Keepsake 83. READ MORE about EXTRACTS FROM AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF BOOKS AS THEY ARE AT PRESENT...
An Illustrated History of Type form the Earliest Letterforms to the Latest Digital Fonts
Vancouver: Hartley & Marks, (2006). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 192 pages. An Illustrated History of Type form the Earliest Letterforms to the Latest Digital Fonts. A history of typography, typographers, and printing with 290 illustrations. A very interesting new book. READ MORE about FROM GUTENBERG TO OPEN TYPE
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1970). small folio. cloth, printed plastic wrappers. xxii, 232 pages. This book was originally completed as a five volume set by Abbe in 1967 in a limitation of four copies. The original edition took five years to produce and documents Dwiggins' preoccupation with marionettes. His collection, beautifully photographed and described here, is now in the Boston Public Library. The printed plastic wrapper is soiled with wrinkling. READ MORE about THE DWIGGINS MARIONETTES, A COMPLETE EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE IN MINIATURE
With a Foreword by Alexander Lawson.
San Francisco: Alan Wofsy, 1977. small 4to. cloth. xii, 87 pages. With a Foreword by Alexander Lawson. Second edition, with 28 new plates not in the first edition. One of 700 copies. READ MORE about THE BOOKS OF WAD; A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BOOKS DESIGNED BY W.A. DWIGGINS
With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver.
New York: The Typophiles, 1960. small 8vo. cloth. xvi,141,(3),(16); viii,142-271,(3) pages. With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver. First edition, limited to 1050 copies. Chap Books 35 and 36. Many color illustrations. Covers slightly age yellowed along edges. READ MORE about POSTSCRIPTS ON DWIGGINS, ESSAYS & RECOLLECTIONS
With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver.
New York: The Typophiles, 1960. small 8vo. cloth. xvi,141,(3),(16); viii,142-271,(3) pages. With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver. First edition, limited to 1050 copies. Chap Books 35 and 36. Many color illustrations. Well preserved set. READ MORE about POSTSCRIPTS ON DWIGGINS, ESSAYS & RECOLLECTIONS
With Informal Comments on a number of the Books by W.A.D. together with a Prologue "W.A. Dwiggins, Artist of the Book" by Rudolph Ruzicka.
Boston: The Bookbuilders Workshop, 1949. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 22, (2) pages. With Informal Comments on a number of the Books by W.A.D. together with a Prologue "W.A. Dwiggins, Artist of the Book" by Rudolph Ruzicka. Limited to 350 copies. READ MORE about CHECK LIST OF AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF W.A. DWIGGINS
Brooklyn: Mergenthaler Linotype Co., (1936). square 8vo. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards. xiv, 166 pages. First edition. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins. A history of the linotype. Near fine. READ MORE about THE POWER OF PRINT - AND MEN COMMEMORATING THE FIFTY YEARS OF LINOTYPE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PRINTING...
New York: Marchbanks Press, 1925. 9.25" x 4" Single sheet. With 3 inch square drawing by Dwiggins printed in brown ink at the head of the calendar. READ MORE about MARCHBANKS PRESS CALENDAR FOR JUNE, 1925
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, original slipcase with paper spine label. xciv pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by "Puterschein" (Dwiggins). (Agner 28.03). "His (Dwiggins) first stencilled book ornaments." One of the AIGA Fifty Books of the Year. The slipcase has a Dwiggins design on the front cover and the paper spine label is lettered by Dwiggins. Booklabel on front pastedown. Toning of slipcase along edges. READ MORE about PARAPHS BY HERMAN PUTERSCHEIN
With Pictographs by W.A. Dwiggins.
Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1941. 8vo. half cloth over marbled paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 81, (3) pages. With Pictographs by W.A. Dwiggins. First edition. (Agner 41-17). Dwiggins designed the book including the chapter illustrations and the design on the cover and jacket. Pieces of jacket missing along edges. READ MORE about BOMB THAT WOULDN'T GO OFF AND OTHER FABLES FROM MORONIA
Hingham: Press of the Little Red Hen, 1950. square 8vo. boards, wrap-around paper cover label. (24) pages. First edition. Not in Agner. Title page designed by Dwiggins and printed in two colors. 225 copies were printed of which 125 were for sale. Minor spotting of front cover. READ MORE about TWELVE POEMS
Hingham: Press of the Little Red Hen, 1950. square 8vo. boards, wrap-around paper cover label. (24) pages. First edition. Not in Agner. Title page with decorations by Dwiggins and printed in two colors. Printing by Dorothy Abbe. A copy of the prospectus which is inserted states that 225 copies were printed of which 125 were for sale. Spine faded and with wear along hinge. Presentation from Shimer on free endpaper. READ MORE about TWELVE POEMS
Hingham, MA: Püterschein-Hingham, 1979. 4to. cloth. xii, 74 pages. Limited to 120 copies. Preface, table of contents, note by Dwiggins, endnotes and sources. Two black and white photographs, and numerous black and white illustrations. A study of the stencils of William Addison Dwiggins' use of stencils for book decoration and for other purposes. READ MORE about STENCILLED ORNAMENT & DECORATION: A DEMONSTRATION OF WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS' METHOD OF BOOK...
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 with light wear along hinges of jacket. READ MORE about GRAPHIC FORMS, THE ARTS RELATED TO THE BOOK
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
New York, NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. small 8vo. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. variously paginated. 3 volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the designer and illustrator, W.A. Dwiggins. (Agner 32.01). Printed on Worthy paper by the Southworth Press and filled with designs by Dwiggins in different colors. The bindings are done in different colored paper and have been decorated by Dwiggins. Agner calls this book "One of Dwiggins' best." A winner... READ MORE about DROLL STORIES: THIRTY TALES
New York, NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. 12mo. gilt decorated black cloth back over patterned boards, slipcase. xxviii,96; (vi),97-263,(8) pages. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Dwiggins and printed by Richard W. Ellis at the Georgian Press (LEC 09). 2 volumes. Translated by Jacques Le Clercq. With an Introduction by the Translator and Drawings by W.A. Dwiggins. The ninth publication of the Limited Editions Club. Fine in soiled and faded slipcase with paper... READ MORE about TARTARIN OF TARASCON