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 about A TIME CAPSULE 1946-71
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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 about PHOTOCOMPOSITION AT THE ALDEN PRESS, OXFORD
Menasha: George Banta Company, Inc., 1972. 4to. loose sheets inserted into a three ring binder. (54) pages of type specimens. A variety of type specimens which include Laurel and Laurel Bold, Times Roman and Times Bold, News Gothic and News Gothic Bold, and Zenith, Zenith Semibold, among others. READ MORE about BANTA BOOK OF TYPES & TYPOGRAPHICAL TIPS
(Arlington, VA): National Composition Association, 1982. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iii), 64, (4) pages. Directory, organized alphabetically by state and city, of American typographers. Also includes listings of manufacturers and suppliers, and affiliated firms. READ MORE about WHO'S WHO IN TYPESETTING
Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1959. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 52, (2) pages. Fall 1959 issue of this periodical. Includes five articles by Joseph M. Paszek, Marvin J. Kaplan, J. Lewis Warner, Warren J. Wallerstein, and Edward L. McDermott. Covers slightly tanned at edges. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHER
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paper, Typography, Printing, Binding, & Illustration to Exemplify, 11 December 1977 - 15 January 1978
Peterborough, NH: The Sharon Arts Center, (1977). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. not paginated. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paper, Typography, Printing, Binding, & Illustration to Exemplify, 11 December 1977 - 15 January 1978. A catalogue of the exhibition of fine paper, fine printing, typography, fine binding and fine illustration. Hand-printed by R.T. Risk at the Typographeum on paper supplied by the Monadnock Paper Mill of Bennington. Dust jacket slightly worn. READ MORE about THE ART OF THE BOOK
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 about TYPOGRAPHIC QUEST
London: Lund Humphries, 1960. 4to. paper wrappers. 51, (9) pages. Many full color illustrations, type specimens and design information. Edited by Herbert Spencer. With an article on the Dutch printer de Jong and one on Abram Krol. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICA. NEW SERIES. NO. 2
New York: Watson Guptill, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 232 pages. First edition. An annual production which provides a fascinating selection of design and typography. Full color throughout. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY 10, THE ANNUAL OF THE TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB
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 about TYPOGRAPHY TWELVE, THE ANNUAL OF THE TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB
(Cloquet, MN: Potlatch Corporation, 1999-2000). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 80; 108; 72; 80 pages. 4 Volumes. The Potlatch Design Series depicting some of the company's noteworthy productions of the 20th century. The four volumes feature tyopgraphy, posters, annual reports, and icons, respectively. Color illustrations throughout. First five leaves of first volume separated. READ MORE about AMERICAN DESIGN CENTURY POTLATCH
N.P. University of Missouri, 1951. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers with plastic spiral spine. (viii), 268 pages. Revised edition, limited to 500 copies. Thirteen different sections. Wrappers tanned. Name in ink on half-title. READ MORE about ANNOTATED CHECK LIST OF SOME TYPOGRAPHIC SOURCES
New York: Watson-Guptill, (1990). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 231+(1) pages. Presents the 201 winners, selected from more thant 5000 entries, selected to receive the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence for 1990, in a broad sampling of all categorie of graphic design: corporate graphics, magazine spreads, book covers, advertising, etc. Profusely illustrated in color. Some wear to dust jacket. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY 11, THE ANNUAL OF THE TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB
(Washington, DC: International Typographic Composition Association), n.d, (circa 1966). oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (8) pages. Preface, list of schools offering typographic programs. Designed to assist those looking for a career in typography. Illustrated. READ MORE about A CAREER IN TYPOGRAPHY TODAY
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Library, 1981. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 45, (3) pages. Exhibition at Northwestern, held in conjunction with "Typography and the Private Press: Three Meetings for Designers and Book Lovers." Foreword by the Executive Committee, introductory essay by Adrian Frutiger (translated by Andrew Bluhm. Black and white illustrations. Prospectus of the catalogue of a book arts exhibition in Ontario laid in. READ MORE about AN EXHIBIT OF 84 BOOKS THAT INFLUENCE TYPOGRAPHY
A glossary published for clients and other friends of G.S. Lithographers.
Carlstadt, NJ: G.S. Lithographers, (1982). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, metal spiral binding. 30 pages. A glossary published for clients and other friends of G.S. Lithographers. Some illustrations. READ MORE about THE LANGUAGE OF TYPOGRAPHY
New York: The Typophiles, 1949. 12mo. cloth-backed boards, paper cover label. viii, 162, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 625 copies. Five chapters by Wroth and a chapter on the author by Armitage. Chapbook no.20. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC HERITAGE, SELECTED ESSAYS
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1924. small 8vo. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt, dust jacket. 70 pages. First edition. Chapters on planning of printing, style in the use of type, seven champions of typography, etc. Very unusual to find this title in jacket. Jacket is chipped with small holes along front hinge. Ink ownership inscription on free endpaper. Flaps of jacket have foxed endpapers. READ MORE about IN THE DAY'S WORK
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1924. small 8vo. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt. 70 pages. First edition. Chapters on planning of printing, style in the use of type, seven champions of typography, etc. No dust jacket. READ MORE about IN THE DAY'S WORK
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1924. small 8vo. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt. 70 pages. First edition. Chapters on planning of printing, style in the use of type, seven champions of typography, etc. Presentation on free endpaper "Inscribed for Mr. E.B. Callahan - with pleasure. D.B. Updike, Feb. 15, 1933." Corner of front cover has paper covering chipped away. Lacks dust jacket. READ MORE about IN THE DAY'S WORK
2 volumes in one.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. 6.5 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 1,088 pages. 2 volumes in one. Third edition, reprinted with new introduction by Martin Hutner. This extraordinary work explores the art of typography from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century. By tracing the development of type design, Updike discusses the importance of each historic period and the lessons they contain for today's designers. The original two-volume set has been... READ MORE about PRINTING TYPES, THEIR HISTORY, FORMS AND USE
New York: Grolier Club, 1994. small 12mo. self paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Limited to 1100 copies, Typography by Jerry Kelly. With an introduction. A bibliography of unnumbered entries of documents at an exhibition held at the Providence Public Library in 1993 and the Grolier Club in 1994. The books listed here are a selection of works from the Providence Public Library's collection of over 7500 works. READ MORE about THE GREAT TRADITION OF TYPOGRAPHY, BOOKS FROM THE UPDIKE COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON PRINTING AT THE...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 7.25 x 9.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 248 pages. "Overall, an astonishing achievement from a scholar with an unerring eye for the minutiae of typgraphical identification, this is a volume that will long remain useful for printing historians." -- David Shaw, The Library, June 2018 "Nobody is better qualified than Hendrik Vervliet... to establish which of these ornaments are by Granjon, and to say when and where they... READ MORE about GRANJON'S FLOWERS: AN ENQUIRY INTO GRANJON'S, GIOLITO'S, AND DE TOURNES' ORNAMENTS, 1542-1586
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2018. 7.5 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 200 pages. This book, by typographic scholar Hendrik Vervliet, is a survey of the life and work of the sixteenth-century letter-cutter Robert Granjon (1513-1590). With his contemporary Claude Garamont, he is considered one of the best and most influential figures in the history of type design. Vervliet begins with a biography, recounting Granjon's career as a punchcutter and publisher during periods... READ MORE about ROBERT GRANJON, LETTER-CUTTER, 1513-1590: AN OEUVRE-CATALOGUE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and HES & DE GRAAF Publishers, 2012. 5 x 7 inches. hardcover. 416 pages. This new study from respected typographical scholar Hendrik Vervliet is the first published history of the sixteenth-century vine leaf as a typographical ornament. Not only is it an important contribution to typographical history, but it also provides a useful tool for identifying and dating books without an imprint. In the course of the early sixteenth... READ MORE about VINE LEAF ORNAMENTS IN RENAISSANCE TYPOGRAPHY: A SURVEY