(Arlington, VA): National Composition Association, 1980. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 22 pages. The pros and cons of in-house typesetting, mainly an economic analysis. Biographical sketch of the author, table of contents, endnotes. Brochures, a newspaper clipping and correspondence laid in. READ MORE about IN-HOUSE TYPESETTING. . .WEIGH THE FACTS
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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
London: Architecture Design and Technology Press, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. ix, 106 pages. First edition. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about TYPEFACES FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING, A USERS GUIDE
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
(Milan, Italy): Conchiglia, 1946. 8vo. cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (vii), 47, (27) pages. Text in Italian. Number "18" of an unspecifed number of copies. Published on the occasion of an exhibition in Milan, November 1946. Color and black and white illustrations, including two tipped-in. Presentation from the author on front free endpaper. Soiling on front cover. Slight rubbing and scuffing at edges. Light tanning at edges of text. READ MORE about SAGGIO DI BIBLIOGRAFIA BODONIANA
London: The Holland Press, 1960. 4to. decorated paper cover boards, paper spine labels. lxxii, 267; (iv), 279 pages. 2 volumes. One of 500 copies. An exact facsimile of the famous Bodoni specimen book - manual originally printed in Parma by the Presso la Vedova in 1818. While lacking the slipcase, this two volume set is in near-pristine condition. READ MORE about MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI
New York: Redfield-Kendrick-Odell, (1923). small 4to. boards, paper cover label. (44) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. With a frontispiece portrait of Bodoni and a biography sketch by Arthur K. Willyoung. AIGA notice of this book loosely inserted. Head of spine bumped. READ MORE about A PRINTED EXHIBIT OF BODONI TYPE WITH APPROPRIATE ORNAMENTS, BEING THE SECOND OF A SERIES OF...
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, paper spine label, paper covered slipcase. 138 pages. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Includes the prospectus. 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... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1993. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 68 pages. With special articles by Tom Taylor giving a survey of American typefounders, a look at the private collection of Travis Beck, a description of the Barrois collection of printing ephemera and a history of the Providence Public Library by Philip J. Weimerskirch. READ MORE about BOOKWAYS. 7
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
New York: The Typophiles, 1981. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 66 pages. Limited to 1500 copies. Typophiles Chap Book 55.The first accurate printing of this 19th century manuscript. Much of biographical interest. READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF TYPEFOUNDING IN THE UNITED STATES EDITED AND ANNOTATED FROM THE HOLOGRAPH...
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1958. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 102, (2) pages. Revised, enlarged, and well illustrated. First published in a limited edition of 102 copies as the Fifteenth Publication of the Acorn Club of Connecticut in 1926. Jacket heavily foxed along spine and edges. Endpapers and pastedowns foxed from jacket. READ MORE about ABEL BUELL OF CONNECTICUT, SILVERSMITH TYPE FOUNDER & ENGRAVER
Rochester, MN: Doomsday Press, 1961. 12mo. paper wrappers. (vi), 36+(3) pages. Limited to 400 copies printed for the Typophiles as Monograph 66. READ MORE about THE COLLECTANEA TYPOGRAPHICA OF HENRY LEWIS BULLEN 1857-1938 IN THE INLAND PRINTER, 1918-1924,...
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
N.P. n.p., (1995). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 12 pages. Written in German. Reprinted from "Typografische Monatsblätter", Heft I, 1995, here bound separately. With various type specimens and some black-and-white plates throughout. READ MORE about COLUMBUS
N.P. n.p., n.d. (circa 1992). 4to. self paper wrappers. 8 pages. Written in German. Reprinted from the "Typografische Monatsblätter", a Swiss periodical on typography which Caflisch has contributed many articles to. Contains various type specimens throughout this essay. READ MORE about STONE PRINT