(London, England): Saqi Books, (2001). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 264 pages. Table of contents, Foreword, introduction, list of type designers and typefoundries, glossary, selected bibliography, illustration credits, index. Black and white illustrations throughout. A comprehensive study of Arabic letterforms with an historical background and proceeding to the most recent design and technological advances. READ MORE about ARABIC TYPOGRAPHY: A COMPREHENSIVE SOURCEBOOK
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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 about SVERIGES BIBLIOGRAFISKA LITTERATUR FORTECKNAD AF J...TREDJE DELEN, HAFT 1, TYPOGRAFI OCH...
N.P. Advertising Typographers Association of America, (1969). 4to. cloth. 158 pages. Fourth edition. Covers all aspects of printing; ie, paper, type, different methods of illustrating, typography. Includes a glossary of terms. Covers rubbed. READ MORE about ATA ADVERTISING PRODUCTION HANDBOOK
With an Addendum by J.W. Muller giving the Principal Dates and Personages in Printing History.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. folio. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 185, (3) pages. With an Addendum by J.W. Muller giving the Principal Dates and Personages in Printing History. First edition, limited to 585 copies. Contains five plates and much information. Spine spotted in places. Slipcase bottom creased. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC TREASURES IN EUROPE AND A STUDY OF CONTEMPORANEOUS BOOK PRODUCTION IN GREAT BRITAIN,...
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because... READ MORE about TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY
Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1975. 4to. quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine and front cover labels. (iv), 27+(1) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by author on colophon. Poem by J. Johnson on title. A reflection on the demise of the typographer and the compositor with the onslaught of "Cold Type" and the computer. Illustrated. Complimentary gift card laid in. READ MORE about A BACKWARD GLANCE
New York: Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 112 pages. "European, English and American Literature - The Fine Arts, including Painting, Engraving and Architecture - Genealogy & Heraldry - Incunabula - Manuscripts - Dictionaries and Vocabularies - The Arts of teh Book, including formation of libraries, the Book Trade, Typography, Illustration and Binding - mainly from the library of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, the noted 19th century historian and collector, co-founder of the... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE BOOKS
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. cloth, dust-jacket. (viii), 148 pages. First edition. An anthology of the most interesting and informative articles published in Fine Print under the title "On Type." Covers a wide range of topics from the sixteenth century to the present day. Review copy with material inserted. READ MORE about FINE PRINT ON TYPE. THE BEST OF FINE PRINT MAGAZINE ON TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY
N.P. (Stockholm?): "Bibliophiles" (i.e. Society of B...?), n.d (c1960). 12mo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 79 pages. Limited to 700 copies. Three articles by Björkbom, previously published elsewhere. The "printing shop of the 1500's" is that of C. PLantin. No.10 in the "Bibliophile's Miniature Series." READ MORE about DET GAMLA TRYCKERIET, ETT TRYCKERI PA 1500-TALET, ETT FRANSKT LANDSOR
New York, NY: The Winthrop Press for the American Type Founders Company, 1897. 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 47+(1) pages. Special printing of this essay first published in England. Introduction, preface, An essay on Shakespeare's knowledge, or lack thereof, of typography. Covers tanned, chipped at edges. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. READ MORE about SHAKSPERE & TYPOGRAPHY
New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, (1984). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 192 pages. First edition, fourth printing. Profusely illustrated. Name in ink. READ MORE about ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK 1455-1955; MASTERPIECES OF TYPOGRAPHY THROUGH FIVE CENTURIES FROM THE...
London: The Bodley Head, 1974. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 192 pages. First English edition. Profusely illustrated. Jacket spine slightly faded. READ MORE about ART OF THE PRINTED BOOKS 1455-1955
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well illustrated. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, (1989). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 250, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. Jacket spine faded; chipped around edges. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. With a small paper label on the free endpaper calling attention to the fact that this book was printed on Mohawk Superfine Text. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. Presentation on half-title "Inscribed for Mike McCurdy, Joe Blumenthal." READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Berkeley: Editions Koch, 2004. 6 x 9 inches. Paperback. 138 pages. First edition. This companion piece to The Fragments of Parmenides reveals the "blood, sweat and tears" the creators put into their original book. Carving the Elements tells the detailed story of the making of The Fragments of Parmenides, a grandiose book project meticulously crafted by: master letterpress printer Peter Koch; poet, translator and typographer Robert Bringhurst; punchcutter, type designer, typefounder and poet Dan Carr;... READ MORE about CARVING THE ELEMENTS: A COMPANION TO THE FRAGMENTS OF PARMENIDES
Number one of the CODE(X) Monograph Series
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2008. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 16 pages. Number one of the CODE(X) Monograph Series. Number one of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. Adapted from The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada, published in fall 2008 by CCSP Press at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Robert Bringhurst's essay talks about book design and typography, as well as the future of the book. This book was designed and printed in... READ MORE about WHY THERE ARE PAGES AND WHY THEY MUST TURN
Paris: Chambre Syndicale Typographique Parisienne, 1925. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 80 pages followed by the specially printed typographic examples. A special number issued by this group of Pariesene book professionals. This magnificent issue has paper supplied by different manufactures containing printing by various type founders. Filled with illustrations and a section of typographic examples printed on different colored paper stock. Small tear in front hinge at top; corner bumped. READ MORE about BULLETIN OFFICIEL DES COURS PROFESSIONNELS
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and John Neal, Bookseller, (2009). 4to. hardcover, dust jacket. 112 pages. Reprint with minor corrections of second edition. The craft of calligraphy has a 2000-year history in the Western world. Up to the time of the Renaissance, calligraphy was the only means of preserving literature, and so, it played a vital role in the spread of learning, culture, and religion. Historical scripts were not rigidly-fixed "styles;" they represented the... READ MORE about HISTORICAL SCRIPTS FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE RENAISSANCE
Paris, France: Compagnie Française, d'Éditions Emmanuel Olive, n.d. (1960). 4to. paper-covered boards. unpaginated. Text in French. A collection of typography, illustration, advertising and other specimens by various French firms. Lists of artists and collaborators, printers, paper manufacturers, and photographers follows text. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Inside back hinge cracked. Lacking dust jacket. READ MORE about CARACTÉRE NOËL