With a Foreword by Ellen Lupton
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Hardcover. 152 pages. (TDR) With a Foreword by Ellen Lupton. First edition, later printing. The Typographic Desk Reference (aka TDR) is comprised of a thousand facts on the form of Latin-based writing systems. The book includes the following four main sections: Terms - Definitions of format, measurements, practice, standards, tools, and industry lingo; Glyphs -The list of standard ISO and extended Latin characters, symbols... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHIC DESK REFERENCE
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With a Foreword by Ellen Lupton
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Hardcover. 368 pages. (TDR). "A functional, comprehensive, postmodern approach... This reference source places clearly written, succinct explanations at the reader's fingertips." - Miriam, Kahn, SHARP News The Typographic Desk Reference (aka TDR) is an encyclopedic reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems. The second edition, in the works since 2010, has more than... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHIC DESK REFERENCE
With a Foreword by Erik Spiekermann
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Paperback. 368 pages. (TDR) With a Foreword by Erik Spiekermann. "A functional, comprehensive, postmodern approach... This reference source places clearly written, succinct explanations at the reader's fingertips." - Miriam, Kahn, SHARP News The Typographic Desk Reference (aka TDR) is an encyclopedic reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems. The second edition, in the... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHIC DESK REFERENCE
New York: JCH Graphics, (1986). 4to. heavy paper covers, plastic spiral binding. unpaginated. Second edition. Type faces offered by JCH. Introduction, copyfitting chart and reference guide. Arranged alphabetically. READ MORE about THE TYPE REFERENCE GUIDE
Boston: Shambhala, 1991. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 183+(1) pages. First US edition. A compilation of 130 rare alphabets, signs, monograms, and logos from the eighteenth century to the present. With reproductions from Arts et Métiers Graphiques, the important pre-war prining magazine. Includes chapters on lettering by hand, French religious and political trademarks, Mecanno alphabets, and an homage to American typefounders. A beautifully designed resource book for typographers and graphic designers. READ MORE about ALPHABETS & OTHER SIGNS
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2004. small 4to. unbound sheets. 1152 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. Nineteenth-Century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress is encyclopedic in its examination of printing techniques from the late-seventeenth century through the nineteenth century. Using selected readings from printers' manuals - beginning with Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing, 1683, and culminating with John Southward's Practical Printing, 1900 - Gabriel... READ MORE about NINETEENTH-CENTURY PRINTING PRACTICES AND THE IRON HANDPRESS
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
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
Frankfurt: D. Stempel, 1969. tall 8vo. paper wrappers. 20, (2) pages. Essay analyzing a new sans-serif type face designed by Hans Ed. Meyer. READ MORE about FORMANALYSE UND DOKUMENTATION EINER SERIFENLOSEN LINEARSCHRIFT AUF NEU ER BASIS: SYNTAX-ANTIQUA
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
(Claremont, CA: Serif, 1995). small 4to., paper wrappers. 64 pages. 8 illustrated articles including ones by John Randle and Robert Bringhurst. READ MORE about SERIF, THE MAGAZINE OF TYPE & TYPOGRAPHY. NUMBER 3
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
Chicago: Sherwin Beach Press, 2011. 4to. black cloth boards with illustrated vertical paper title band; exposed sewn spine binding. vi, 58 pages. Limited to 75 numbered copies. Signed by the author on colophon page. A study of Morris Fuller Benton (1872-1948), chief type designer of the American Type Founders Company, focusing on analysis of the typefaces he designed as a means of understanding his work and life. Frontispiece wood engraving of Benton by Carl Montford... READ MORE about SEARCHING FOR MORRIS FULLER BENTON: DISCOVERING THE DESIGNER THROUGH HIS TYPEFACES
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
Famous Press Books Latin-English-French-German-Italian-Spanish Books on Paper Making Type Specimen Books, Selections from the Library of the late Dr. Charles Thomas Silve.
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1946. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (viii), 116 pages. Famous Press Books Latin-English-French-German-Italian-Spanish Books on Paper Making Type Specimen Books, Selections from the Library of the late Dr. Charles Thomas Silve. Parke-Bernet Sale No. 787. Auction catalogue, estate of Dr. Charles Thomas Silve, a research engineer, October 7-8, 1946. Included woodcut books calligraphic examples, famous press books in six languages, books about paper making and type specimens. 675 lots. Wrappers lightly faded, spine sunned. READ MORE about SPECIMENS OF FINE PRINTING OF THE XVI-XX CENTURY INCLUDING WOODCUT BOOKS AND CALLIGRAPHIC EXAMPLES
Madison, WI: Silver Buckle Press, 2008. 8" x 4" loose sheets. 6 samples. Handprinted set of wood type specimen cards from the Silver Buckle Press. These specimens show six major styles of wood type in the collection: Antique, Gothic, Tuscan, Clarendon, Roman and Script faces. Each type is identified on the back of the card. The specimens in Wood Type Sampler were designed and printed by students on staff at the Silver Buckle Press. Cards... READ MORE about WOOD TYPE SAMPLER
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...
(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
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., (1992). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 238 pages. With price sheet tipped-in at the front. READ MORE about THE SOLOTYPE CATALOG OF 4,147 DISPLAY TYPEFACES
(Prague): Klub Prátel Výtvarného Umení, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, illustrations loosely laid in. unpaginated. Text in Czech. Catalogue of contemporary Czech graphics produced by members of the Club of Friends of the Plastic Arts. Booklet includes essay "Principles of Graphic Techniques" by Jaroslav Sváb, bibliography and listing of KPVU members. Laid in black and white illustrations with listing of prices. READ MORE about SOUCASNÁ CESKÁ GRAFIKA
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. READ MORE about A NOTE ABOUT A TYPEFOUNDRY AND THIS BOOKLET
Leipzig: H. Berthold A.-G. Abteilung Böttger-Klinkhardt, 1924. large 4to. half vellum with pastepaper-covered boards, leather spine label. 35, (5) pages and 8 leaves of type specimens. Limited to an edition of 650 numbered copies. This book celebrates the life of Karl Tauchnitz, the influential German publisher and printer. His life, work, the development of his typefoundry, and a selection of his letters comprise the bulk of the text. This is followed by eight leaves of... READ MORE about KARL CHRISTOPH TRAUGOTT TAUCHNITZ. BUCHHÄNDLER, BUCHDRUCKER UND SCHRIFTGIESSER ZU LEIPZIG
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
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
Vienna: Herbert Reichner, 1927. small 4to. boards, paper spine label. (ii) pages followed by the 27 page facsimile of the 1760 original edition. Limited to 200 numbered copies, being part of the series entitled Bibliotheca Typographica edited by Reichner. Reproduction of this 1760 book of type ornaments and ornamental arrangements. Covers faded with slight wear at spine ends. Front pastedown and free endpaper foxed. A scarce and interesting facsimile. READ MORE about ABDRUCK VON DENJENIGEN RÖSLEIN UND ZIERRATHEN WELCHE SICH IN DER K.K. HOFSCHRIFTGIESSEREY