New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 160 pages. First edition. Ephemera has been collected for many years, but only recently has it become widely accepted as material for academic study. This is the first book to discuss ephemera as an aspect of design history, showing how function, production process and period have affected the changing appearance of billheads, trade cards, flyers... READ MORE about THE DESIGN AND PRINTING OF EPHEMERA IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA, 1720-1920
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Munich: Nationale Verlagsanstalt, 1898. 4to. quarter leather with paste paper-covered boards and leather spine label, original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. 30; 98; 142 pages. Three volumes bound together. The second and third volumes are entitled Gutenbergs ersten Drucke and Zum Streit um das Missale speciale Constantiense, respectively. Three monographs of Hupp's analysis of the Missale Speciale, which he discovered in 1880. Each subsequent volume corrects the conjectures set forth in earlier issues and offers new... READ MORE about EIN MISSALE SPECIALE VORLÄUFER DES PSALTERIUMS VON 1457
London: Cory, Adams & Mackay, (1963). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 127 pages. First edition. Well printed. READ MORE about THE WESTERN HERITAGE OF TYPE DESIGN, A TREASURY OF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TYPEFACES DEMONSTRATING...
Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2007. 4to. cloth, marbled paper covered boards, slipcase. 95 pages, 76 broadsides. One of 150 copies of which this is one of XXX numbered copies bound with an extra suite of 9 broadsides and with the slipcase bound with marbled paper by Ann Muir. Sixty-seven broadsheets explore some of the endless design possibilities of single-sheet printing. Presenting a wide range of typefaces, borders and illustrations, these miniature posters range from the... READ MORE about HUNG OUT TO DRY
England: Incline Press, 1999. 16mo. paper wrappers. 10, (2) pages. An extract from a talk given to the Typophiles, New York in 1999. A discussion on buying second hand type. Illustrated with letters of the alphabet. READ MORE about I AM NOT A TYPE COLLECTOR
Brooklyn: Intertype Corporation, (1929). tall 12mo. paper wrappers. 32 pages. Revised edition. Covers soiled. READ MORE about HOW TO SELECT TYPE FACES ESPECIALLY INTERTYPE FACES
London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1933. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers; top edge cut, other edges uncut. pp. 212-228. An article in Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, New Series, Vol. XIV, No. 2. With facsimiles of items cited by the author. Other articles focusing on printing and publishing in Tudor and Stuart England. Edges slightly worn and wrappers lightly tanned. Unopened. READ MORE about " ELIZABETHAN ROMAN AND ITALIC TYPES."
Chicago: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1929. 4to. blind-stamped boards, heavy blue paper wrapper. 15 pages. Limited edition, designed by Douglas McMurtrie. Jacket spotted. READ MORE about LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE LATE NICOLAS JENSON
London, England: Faber and Faber, 1952. 4to. cloth. xii, 400 pages. Reprint of first 1887 edition. Table of contents, prefaces to the first and new editions, bibliography, index. Historical and bibliographical notes by Talbot Baines Reed. Foldout black and white frontispiece. Endpapers tanned. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF THE OLD ENGLISH LETTER FOUNDRIES
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
New York: The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, (1979). 8vo. paper wrappers. 16 pages. Sample Issue, June 1979. READ MORE about FESTINA LENTE, THE JOURNAL OF THE MELBERT B. CARY, JR. GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
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
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 120, (2) pages. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set of lowercase letters that had evolved from the Carolingian minuscules of the ninth century, Jenson's... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
Oxford, England: Phaidon Christie's, (1986). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 263+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents, introduction, price list, index. A volume in the Christie's Pictorial Histories series. Frontispiece; over 700 illustrations, 175 in color. READ MORE about DECORATIVE ART 1880-1980
Berlin: Linotype GmbH, 1954. tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 186, (12) pages. First edition. Well printed selection of quotes on the book and bookmaking from famous authorities. With an introduction by Ernst Penzoldt. Tear in jacket along spine; jacket age darkened. READ MORE about STUNDENBUCH FÜR LETTERNFREUNDE, BESINNLICHES UND SPITZIGES ÜBER SCHREIBER UND SCHRIFT LESER UND...
(Braunschweig): Westermann, (1925). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 128, (2) pages. Klingspor-Museum Offenbach. Written in German. With many color and black-and-white plates throughout. Museum is a monthly publication with contains information on different museums in each edition. Klingspor-Museum collected art from books and documents from the 20th century. Minor wear, excellent condition. Small price sticker on bottom right corner of back cover. READ MORE about MUSEUM
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2012. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover with dust jacket. 104 pages. "The photography in Historical Types is excellent. The commentary on each type identifies its salient features with expert skill. The result is an anthology that can be put into the hands of a lettering artist or a printer, in the confident expectation that both would learn what gives letterforms in print their distinctive character." - Nicolas Barker "A... READ MORE about HISTORICAL TYPES FROM GUTENBERG TO ASHENDENE
Amsterdam: N.V. Lettergieterij N. Tetterode, 1951. small folio. cloth. viii, 264 pages. First edition in English. Issued on the 100th Anniversary of this typefounder. Many full-page plates. Minor rubbing. READ MORE about THE LETTER AS A WORK OF ART, OBSERVATIONS AND CONFRONTATIONS WITH CONTEMPORANEOUS EXPRESSIONS OF...
Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, 1956. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 54, (2) pages. Study of these early type founders with illustrations. Kleiner Druck no.62. READ MORE about DIE JENAER SCHRIFTGIESSER SEIT DEM JAHRE 1557
Evanston, IL: Borderland, 1976. large 8vo. stiff paper folder. (viii), 416 loose leaves. A collection of thousands of borders, ornaments, corners, embellishments, combination borders, frames, and grounds; some classically inspired, most delightfully rococo. Originally published with 400 pages and intended to add more plates from time to time. This copy has the first 400 pages still shrinkwrapped, plus pages 401-416 laid in along with fold-out preface, acknowledgements page, homage page, and copyright page. All loosely... READ MORE about HERITAGE OF BORDERS, THE TYPE COLLECTION OF WENDELL KRIEG
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
(Nottingham/New York): Plough Press / Mark Batty, (2004). 8vo. with 4to. portfolio. half-leather, marbled paper boards, stiff paper portfolio, all in slipcase. (vi), 128 pages. Limited to 45 copies, hand-bound by The Fine Bindery of Wellingborough and containing original samples of George W. Jones' printing. The samples, loosely contained in the separate portfolio, are four leaves from The Canterbury Tales, two leaves from The Georgics of Vergil, two leaves from Two Centuries of Typefounding, one... READ MORE about GEORGE W. JONES : PRINTER LAUREATE
New York: Japan Society, 1927. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 84, (2) pages. Overview of the fine and performing arts in Japan. Tipped-in frontispiece. Bibliography organized by subject. Front board decorated with Buddhist motif. Pencilled inscriptions on back pastedown. Slight tanning throughout text. READ MORE about THE ART OF JAPAN