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N.P. Dawsons of Pall Mall, (1974). 4to. cloth. xiv, 400 pages. Reprint of the second edition, revised and enlarged by A.F. Johnson. (Hart no.99). Many illustrations. READ MORE about HISTORY OF THE OLD ENGLISH LETTER FOUNDRIES WITH NOTES, HISTORICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ON THE...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 28288
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 400 pages. New edition, revised and enlarged by A.F. Johnson. (Hart no. 99). Many illustrations. Tape repair to jacket in corner. Bookplate. READ MORE about HISTORY OF THE OLD ENGLISH LETTER FOUNDRIES WITH NOTES, HISTORICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ON THE...
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 73410
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981). small 4to. leatherette covered boards, dust jacket. vi, 410 pages. A handbook about computer-controlled Cathode Ray Tube typesetting. Samples of popular typefaces are shown from 6 to 36 point; Helvetica and Times Roman, due to their popularity in modern typesetting, are shown from 6 to 50 point. Includes introduction and Rules. Dust jacket chipped, faded on spine. Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about CRT TYPESETTING HANDBOOK
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 45036
New York: Frederick C. Beil, (1983). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 272 pages. First U.S. edition. 700 illustrated typeface specimens. The book consists of two parts, Text and Decorative typefaces. Near fine. READ MORE about ROOKLEDGE'S INTERNATIONAL TYPEFINDER, THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK OF TYPEFA CE RECOGNITION AND SELECTION
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 18688
SHOWN BY COURTESY OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES' SERVICE COMPANY, INC., NEW YORK.
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 1948. broadside (21 x 18 1/4 inches). SHOWN BY COURTESY OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES' SERVICE COMPANY, INC., NEW YORK. Descriptions of the 15 exhibition boards accompanied by two examples of Schiller's type pictures. Fold marks. READ MORE about AN EXHIBIT OF MACHINE-AGE ART: THE TYPE PICTURES OF ALBERT SCHILLER
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 105834
the Type Pictures of Albert Schiller which were produced ... and are here presented...
N.P. Advertising Typographers Association of America, Inc., 1948. broadside (23 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches). the Type Pictures of Albert Schiller which were produced ... and are here presented. One in a series of posters which accompanied the exhibition. Parts VI to VIII by Schiller are printed here and have accompanying illustrations. Fold mark. READ MORE about INTER-AGENCY SUMMER EXHIBITS OF MACHINE-AGE ART
Price: $70.00 Order nr. 105833
London: Printing Historical Society, (1990). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Facsimile of this early specimen book. With introduction by James Mosley. Contains about 156 ornaments. READ MORE about SPECIMEN OF STEREOTYPE ORNAMENTS 1825
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 35478
Volume XI, Number 8, June 1948.
(Atlanta: Higgins-McArthur Company), 1948. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Volume XI, Number 8, June 1948. Many examples of type from Higgins-McArthur. Covers lightly soiled with minor damage and wear to extremities. READ MORE about SEZ HIGGINS=MCARTHUR NUMBER FOR ADVERTISING TYPOGRAPHY AND CALLIGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 102459
Hamburg, Germany: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1971. 8vo. paper-covered boards, all edges stained gray. 270, (2) pages. Text in German. Limited to 1400 copies. A collection of essays and speeches selected to celebrate two hundred years of the printing arts. Includes selections by Giambattista Bodoni, William Morris, Stanley Morison, Eric Gill, Jan Tschichold, and Paul Valéry; the selections are printed in different type faces. Also included are separate pages of type samples from various periods and countries. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIE UND BIBLIOPHILIE
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 126341
Wilmington: Wilmington Arts Commission, 1987. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 70 pages. Preface by Daniel S. Frawley, Mayor, Foreword by John Stephens Crawford, Chairperson of the Delaware Humanities Forum followed by a map and text describing the sculpture work in Wilmington. Photographs by Leigh Frederick. READ MORE about OUTDOOR SCULPTURE IN WILMINGTON
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 67031
Leiden: Ter Lugt Press, 1983. folio. stiff paper wrappers. 23 pages. Limited to only 108 copies. With a facsimile of this specimen broadside. Prospectus loosely inserted. READ MORE about THE LEIDEN 'AFDRUCKSEL' A TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE PRESS OF WILLEM SILVIUS IN ITS LAST DAYS (1582), A...
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 78881
(Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, 1980). 12mo. text loosely laid in portfolio. unpaginated. A portfolio of type specimens from the 1980 workshop of the STA. Includes a descriptive brochure by Mary Underwood, listing of credits, and a number of specimen sheets of various fonts. READ MORE about TYPE WORKSHOP
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 115493
Sheffield: Stephenson Blake, n.d. (circa 1950). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Each page contains examples of the uses of different type faces. The front cover indicates that this booklet was for the American market. Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about A NOTE ABOUT A TYPEFOUNDRY AND THIS BOOKLET
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 24808
London: B. Crosby and Co., 1808. thick 8vo. contemporary half calf stamped in gilt. xviii, 530, (48) pages. Enlarged edition of the sixth English printer's grammar which was first published in 1755. (Appleton p.67; St. Bride Cat. p.870; Bigmore & Wyman III,403). Containing a Concise History of the Art, with the Improvements in the Practice of Printing, for the last Fifty Years. With a history of printing mostly taken from Moxon and Luckcombe with the..... READ MORE about THE PRINTER'S GRAMMAR; OR, INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PRINTING
Price: $1,000.00 Order nr. 30686
N.P. (but NY): n.p. (but Tideline Press), n.d. broadside (14 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in.). A type specimen of capitals at the bottom, along with & and !, as well as capitals artistically arranged, interspersed with a quote by Seastone above. "For those of us for whom the world of letters is a powerfully real experience the encounter of thought in words and words on paper in ways that justify our passionate life of..... READ MORE about FOR THOSE OF US FOR WHOM THE WORLD OF LETTERS IS A POWERFULLY REAL EXPERIENCE
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 100582
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, (1992). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 157+(1) pages. Table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction, chronology, bibliography, photographic credits, index. 116 illustrations, including 53 color plates. Dust jacket sunned at edges. READ MORE about LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 125739
London: Gordon Graser Gallery, (1988). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 96 pages. Through the perspective of sixty years of close ties to the world of design and technology, Tracy describes the typographic scene. The first group of essays discusses the growth of typography, particularly the developments of the 1920's and 30's. He later goes on to discuss the role of the typographer and the two basic methods of typographic arrangement. Well illustrated. Fine copy.Loosely inserted in..... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHIC SCENE
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 33857
trans-adhesive map type specimen book
Chicago, IL: Monsen-Chicago, Inc., 1951. 4to. self paper wrappers. (ii), 38 pages. trans-adhesive map type specimen book. A catalogue of Monsen type specimens used in Trans-adhesive maps. Four page Price List insert in front of book. Minor stains and some tears from adhesives on cover. READ MORE about MONSEN
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 96471
Baltimore: Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation, 1949. slim 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 76 pages. Type specimen showcasing the decorative material offered by the Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation, including emblems and seals, signs, ornamental frames, corner pieces, holiday ornaments, and borders. Decorative Material, Swash Characters, Piece Borders, Strip Borders, Color Spots, Fractions, Initials, Rule. READ MORE about BALTOTYPE HANDY BOXES
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 93398
(Cambridge, MA): The Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1993. 4to. foldout brochurel. (8) pages. Exhibition at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, January-February 1993. Includes exhibition checklist and essay by Patricia Peterson and Gino Lee. Also with descriptive information for identifying type faces.. Front cover illustrated. READ MORE about ABOUT FACES: HISTORIC AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN TYPE DESIGN
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 119207
N.P. Internationalen Typographischen Vereinigung, (1966). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. An exhibition catalogue devoted to type specimens using examples from the Gutenberg Museum. Text in three languages; German, English, and French. Helmut Presser wrote the introduction. Followed by illustrations from different type specimen books and descriptions of each book. READ MORE about ERLESENE LETTERNPROBEN AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 109681