N.P., n.p., 1497 (but Lindau: J. Thorbecke, 1957). 8vo. paper-covered boards; stiff paper wrappers with slipcase. 54 numbered leaves; 113+(1) pages. 2 volumes. The statutes of the Collegium Sapientiae in Freiburg University are presented here in facsimile form. One volume is dedicated to the facsimile itself and is printed in full color. The manuscript is beautifully illuminated. It contains many interesting vignettes and amusing marginalia. The other volume offers a commentary by J.H. Beckmann and... READ MORE about STATUTA COLLEGII SAPIENTIAE SATZUNGEN DES COLLEGIUM SAPIENTIAE ZU FREIBURG IM BREISGAU 1497
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Ankara, Turkey: (Sentez Matbaasi), 2007. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages. A study of monograms of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Bibliography. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about THE OTTOMAN MONOGRAMS TUGHRA (TUGRA
(London: The Wynkyn de Worde Society, 1973). 12mo. stiff card covers with plastic spiral binding, paper slide-on wrapper (with author and title in ink on one edge). Not paginated. Printed by Moore & Matthes for the Society. Text followed by many plates of illustrations meant for a lecture given by Kindersley on critical letter spacing. READ MORE about SPACE CRAFT
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1975). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 88, (2) pages. First edition in English. An approach to lettering for the younger student. Many illustrations. Covers age yellowed. READ MORE about LETTERS, TYPE AND PICTURES, TEACHING ALPHABETS THROUGH ART
Po stopách knih, knihtisku a knihoven.
Praha: Svoboda, 1989. small 4to. stamped cloth, dust jacket. 143+(1) pages. Po stopách knih, knihtisku a knihoven. First edition. A history of the production and distribution of books, from ancient heirogylphics and stone tablets to contemporary fine printing and private presses. Published in Czech with many illustrations, some in color. READ MORE about Z HISTORIE EVROPSKÉ KNIHY
Leiden: D. du Mortier en Zoon, 1818. 4to. original self papers wrappers. 17 plates. First edition. (Twyman p.211). First manual of Dutch paleography compiled from the manuscript collection of Jacobus Koning. Reproductions achieved with an early form of lithography. Contains seventeen single-sided pages of facsimiles of Dutch writing from medieval times through the seventeenth century. Original sell paper wrappers. Chipping to ourter edges. Folding to corners. Title on front cover in ink. READ MORE about ALGEMEENE OPHELDERENDE VERKLARING VAN HET OUD LETTERSCHRIFT IN STEENPLAATDRUK
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 198 pages. First edition. 122 illustrations and 40 plates with many in color. "Both by historical research and contemporary example, the development of letters and typefaces is presented as a continous story ..." READ MORE about GRAPHIC DESIGN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO LETTERING, TYPOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, (1999). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xx, 384, (2) pages. First published in 1914 by the Oxford University Press. Traces the development and decline of the script that originated at the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino in the 5th century. Dedicated to James Loeb. Preface by the author, addenda and corrigenda, table of contents. Appendix, "hand list of Beneventan MSS." Indices of manuscripts and authorities. Facsimile illustrations of excerpts from the manuscripts... READ MORE about THE BENEVENTAN SCRIPT: A HISTORY OF THE SOUTH ITALIAN MINISCULE
New York City: (Russell Maret), 2008. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 25, (3), 10 plates, (2) pages. Limited to 226 copies. This is the first in a new series of occasional publications called Swan & Hoop which documents non-typographic letter forms. This volume focuses on the round gothic capital in Padua, Italy. Written, illustrated and printed letterpress in eight colors by Maret. It features a visual glossary of variant letter forms, a detailed structural analysis of... READ MORE about MEDIÆVAL IN PADUA
A retrospective exhibition at the John Slade Ely House New Haven, Connecticut May 22 to June 12, 1994
New Haven, CT: (Phoenix Press), 1994. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (v), 97 pages. A retrospective exhibition at the John Slade Ely House New Haven, Connecticut May 22 to June 12, 1994. Limited to an edition of 750 copies, the catalogue was designed by McCrillis for the exhibition of his work. There were three locations ( the others in Newport NH and Newport RI later in the same year). 103 items form the checklist with most of them illustrated in the booklet. READ MORE about JOHN O.C. McCRILLIS FIFTY YEARS IN ART AND DESIGN
Pelham, New York: Bridgman Publishers, Inc, (1941). 8vo. cloth. 78 pages. Sixth printing. Three pages of text followed by displays of various alphabets. Wear at spine ends and along back hinge. READ MORE about ALPHABETS, A MANUAL OF LETTER DESIGN, WITH COMPLETE ALPHABETS OF VARIED STYLES OF LETTERING
New York: Press of Ars Typographica, 1925. tall 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Well illustrated discussion of this type specimen form from its beginning in the 17th century up through the 19th century. Intended as a review of Stanley Morison's article on Script Types that had appeared in the Fleuron, No.4. Small tear along paper covering of hinge at bottom. READ MORE about A NOTE REGARDING SCRIPT TYPES
N.P. (Mark Van Stone, 1985). Miniature book (69 by 57 cm.). paper-covered boards, accordion fold. unpaginated. An accordion fold book with illustrations of medieval decorated letters of the alphabet. Folded explanatory sheet laid in. READ MORE about THE EVOLUTION OF THE MEDIEVAL DECORATED LETTER
New Britain, CT: REM Miniatures, (1983). miniature book (4.5 x 5.7 cm.). pebbled cloth, paper cover label, paper slide-on case with cover label. (10) pages printed French-fold. Limited to 300 copies of which this is one of 241 copies to be hand-illuminated and signed by the illuminator and calligrapher, E. Helene Sherman (Bradbury, REM, 64). Issued on Massmann's 59th birthday. Miniature broadside folded and loosely inserted in a pocket in the back. READ MORE about ERE E EME
New Britain, CT: REM Miniatures, (1983). miniature book (4.5 x 5.7 cm.). paper covered boards, paper cover label, paper slide-on case with cover label. (10) pages printed French-fold. Limited to 300 copies of which this is one of 59 numbered copies to be hand-colored and signed by the illuminator and calligrapher, E. Helene Sherman (Bradbury, REM, 64). Issued on Massmann's 59th birthday. Miniature broadside folded and loosely inserted in a pocket in the back. Also has a presentation from Massmann. READ MORE about ERE E EME
Skokie: Black Cat Press, n.d. (but 1978). miniature book (5.5 x 7.2 cm.I. paper-covered boards stamped in gilt. xv, 27+(1) pages. Limited to 249 copies (Bradbury, Black Cat, 53). Calligraphy and Foreword by G. Harvey Petty, bound by Bela Blau. Each page with a single sentence with all the letters of the alphabet represented. The samples focus on formal writing, from incriptional lettering to fine calligraphy. Petty concentrates on the milestone incarnations of the alphabet... READ MORE about ALPHABET SENTENCES: SCRIBAL ART THROUGH SIXTEEN CENTURIES
Evanston, Illinois: Press of Ward Schori, n.d. (circa 1984). oblong miniature book (5.1 x 6.7 cm.). paper covered boards. (vi), xi, 73, (1) pages. Limited to 220 copies (from previously owned prospectus) (Bradbury, Schori, 31). Printed in two colors by offset lithography. A collection of interesting quotes on writing beautifully presented by the author who did the calligraphy and designed each page. In binding designed by John Lariviere. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING
With woodcuts by Herschel C. Logan and calligraphy by Rebecca A. Shepherd.
N.P. Ward Schori, n.d. (1982). miniature book (5 x 7 cm.). cloth. (xii), 27, (8) pages. With woodcuts by Herschel C. Logan and calligraphy by Rebecca A. Shepherd. First edition, limited to 240 copies of which this is one of the trade edition bound thus (Bradbury, Schori, 22). Contains a nostalgic poem reproduced by calligraphy, along with 11 woodcuts by the artist Herschel Logan. READ MORE about THE OLD BARN
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. (circa 1970s). 8vo. cloth. 185 pages. Reprint of the 1912 first edition. Contains "I. A classified list of works relating to the study of English palaeography and Diplomatic. II. A classified list of works relating to English manorial and agrarian history from the earliest times to the year 1660. With a preface by Hubert Hall. READ MORE about TWO SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF MEDIAEVAL HISTORICAL STUDY
London: Constable & Co., 1912. 8vo. cloth. 185, (5) pages. First edition. Contains "I. A classified list of works relating to the study of English paleography and Diplomatic. II. A classified list of works relating to English manorial and agrarian history from the earliest times to the year 1660. With a preface by Hubert Hall. Boards and spine heavily soiled. READ MORE about TWO SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF MEDIAEVAL HISTORICAL STUDY
New York: Henry Schuman, (1953). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 223, (3) pages. First edition. A volume in the Life of Science Library, Number 28. Surveys the epochs from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present day. The chief systems are the cuneiform, Egyptian, Chinese, and the Alphabet. Jacket chipped. READ MORE about THE TRIUMPH OF THE ALPHABET, A HISTORY OF WRITING
New York: Henry Schuman, (1953). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 223, (3) pages. First edition. A volume in the Life of Science Library, Number 28. Surveys the epochs from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present day. The chief systems are the cuneiform, Egyptian, Chinese, and the Alphabet. Jacket worn with loss at head of spine and tape repairs. READ MORE about THE TRIUMPH OF THE ALPHABET, A HISTORY OF WRITING
Inscriptions, Texts and Illuminated Manuscripts from 3200 B.C. to the Invention of Printing in the XVth Century. Handlist of an Exhibition held December 14, 1944 to April 14, 1945 [title from cover].
N.P.(NY): n.p.(Morgan Library), n.d.(1944). 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Inscriptions, Texts and Illuminated Manuscripts from 3200 B.C. to the Invention of Printing in the XVth Century. Handlist of an Exhibition held December 14, 1944 to April 14, 1945 [title from cover]. Catalogue for 102 manuscript items and other written artifacts (seals, tablets, etc.). One text drawing. Photographic reproduction affixed to the front cover. Corner of back cover spotted. READ MORE about THE WRITTEN WORD
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (vi), 362 pages. Revised by Morison before his death in 1967. (Appleton 205a). Jacket is price clipped. READ MORE about POLITICS AND SCRIPT, ASPECTS OF AUTHORITY AND FREEDOM IN THE DEVELOPME NT OF GRECO-LATIN SCRIPT...
(London): Philip Wilson Publishers in Association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, (1996). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 384 pages. First edition. One of the remarkable things about William Morris is the diversity of his activities. This well-illustrated catalogue, "published to coincide with the exhibition William Morris 1834-1896held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 9 May -1 September, 1996" (dust jacket), surveys the artistic, literary, social, political and business activities of Morris and his... READ MORE about WILLIAM MORRIS