Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., (1984). large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 122 pages. Reprint of the 1980 first edition. A well illustrated book, covering scripts from all four corners of the world. Details of 29 writing systems in common use are explained here and work to represent hundred of different spoken languages. Includes bibliography and index. READ MORE about WRITING SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD
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Jerusalem: Jerusalem Post Press, (1966). oblong small 8vo. paper wrappers. (28) pages. Reprint of first edition. Illustrated history of these famous scrolls. Ink ownership stamp in corner of cover. READ MORE about THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK AND ITS SCROLLS
Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1959. 8vo. cloth. xiii, 77 pages followed by 36 plates. First edition. Detailed bibliographical descriptions of copybooks and a long historical introduction. Covers and pages at beginning and end have faint damp stain. Scarce book. READ MORE about AMERICAN WRITING MASTERS AND COPYBOOKS, HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY THROUGH COLONIAL TIMES
(Brugge (Bruges), Belgium: Muurkranten V.Z.W., n.d. oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Flemish. Calligraphic renditions of 120 New Testament verses, the sayings of Jesus Christ, with biblical reference cited. Callligraphy by Brody Neuenschwander. Design by Jef Mergaert. READ MORE about 120 JEZUSWOORDEN
Bad Goisern, Austria: Studio Neugebauer, 1977. 32mo. foldout text bound in decorated cloth, red ribbon ties (frayed). unpaginated. Text in German. Limited to 99 numbered copies. Calligraphy by and signed by Neugebauer. Illustrated. READ MORE about DAS DUELL
(Salzburg, Austria: Neugebauer Press, 1983). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Special catalogue edition. Introductory comments and cirriculum vitae by Huib Van Krimpen, from The Penrose Review of the Graphic Arts, 74 (1982). Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Wrappers lightly worn at edges. READ MORE about NEUGEBAUER, SCRIBE OF AUSTRIA
N.P. n.p., 1977. folio. stiff paper wrappers, later archival paper slipcase. unpaginated. Text in English and German. Signed by Friedrich Neugebauer on front free endpaper. Poetry by Pietzner, calligraphy by Neugebauer. READ MORE about A LAST ODE TO VENICE/EINE LETZTE ODE AN VENEDIG
(Portlaoise, Ireland): The Dolmen Press, (1984). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxviii, 100 pages. Table of contents, preface, acknowledgments, introduction by Francis John Byrne, bibliography, two maps. A study of Irish calligraphy over ten centuries. In two parts: an anthology of full pages from 26 famous manuscripts and a study of the evolution of the Irish script. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket slightly bent at top and bottom. READ MORE about IRISH HAND: SCRIBES AND THEIR MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY WITH...
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1964). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (vi), 262 pages. Reprint of the first edition. More than 275 black-and-white with some color drawings by the author in this history of the alphabet. Jacket shows wear. READ MORE about THE 26 LETTERS
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1956). 8vo. cloth. (xii), 254, (3) pages. Reprint of first edition. More than 275 illustrations by the author to enhance the text. Executed in black and orange. Covers rubbed with spotting on back. Ink inscription on free endpaper. READ MORE about THE 26 LETTERS
New York, NY: The Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1959). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xii), 254 pages. Sixth printing. Table of contents, preface. Illustrated. A history of the development of writing characters. Dust jacket sunned. Previous owner's name on front pastedown and free endpaper. READ MORE about THE 26 LETTERS
London: Faber and Faber, (1969). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 209 pages. First edition. With 103 halftones and 20 line illustrations. A discussion of the "revolutionary influence which Mercator's example exercised in the Low Countries not only on the lettering of maps and globes, but also on book production..." Dust jacket price clipped, else near fine. READ MORE about MERCATOR, A MONOGRAPH ON THE LETTERING OF MAPS, ETC. IN THE 16TH CENTURY NETHERLANDS WITH A...
With an Account of John de Beauchesne by Berthold Wolpe.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1980). square 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 291 pages. With an Account of John de Beauchesne by Berthold Wolpe. First U.S. edition. With 22 full page plates and 450 inserts in the text. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about SCRIBES AND SOURCES, HANDBOOK OF THE CHANCERY HAND IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, TEXTS FROM THE...
Developed and designed by Mark Oldach and Rhonda Taira.
N.P. Society of Typographic Arts in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, 1989. folio. blue cloth lettered in red and white. Not paginated. Developed and designed by Mark Oldach and Rhonda Taira. First edition. Foreword by Josef Godlewski, In Celebration by John Cole, Introduction by Rhodes Patterson. 26 different designers executed a letter of the alphabet as a drawing in color and accompanied their letter by a few lines... READ MORE about ZYX, 26 POETIC PORTRAITS
Copenhagen: New Nordic Publishing House Arnold Busck, 1952. large 8vo. patterned paper-covered boards. 107, (3) pages. Two short works in one volume. In "Calligraphy and Book Type" (pp.9-50), E. Philip discusses medieval calligraphy and the typefaces of incunabula and early 16th-century books. Following this, C.V. Nordlunde, in "From Kelmscott Press to Penguin Books" (pp.51-101), discusses the development of modern book typography with William Morris to Penguin Books productions of the late 1940's. Both with index... READ MORE about BOGTRYKKETS FORTID OG NUTID
(Chevy Chase, MD): Posterity Press, (1999). 4to. paper covered boards, dust jacket. (vi), ii, 97, (1), iii-iv pages. Children's tale. Illustrated by Sheila Waters. Design and calligraphy by Julian Waters. Signed by designer and illustrator on half-title. Color illustrations. Card to Deborah Evetts and brochure about another publication laid in. READ MORE about THE BLACKSMITH'S TALE OR ONCE UPON A FLOWER
(Hardheim, Germany: Die Kalligraphie Editions, 1989). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. unpaginated. Text in English and German. Limited to 2000 copies. Presentation by the author on title. The product of summertime workshops in Offenbach, Germany. Illustrations of each letter of the alphabet. READ MORE about WORKSHOP IMPRESSION
Boston: L. Prang & Co., n.d. (before July 1870). oblong 8vo. original green cloth stamped in gilt. (16) leaves. Preface, color title page followed by 15 plates of alphabets (some colored), and a leaf of advertising. Publishing date comes from title in ad in the back. Former owner has added pencil addresses and comments on front pastedown, free endpaper and verso of free endpaper. Shaken with pages detached. Covers are well preserved. READ MORE about ALPHABETS PLAIN, ORNAMENTED AND ILLUMINATED, A SELECTION FROM THE BEST ANCIENT AND MODERN STYLES,...
(Detroit): Michigan Association of Calligraphers, (1989). 4to. self paper wrappers. 38, (2) pages. Volume 10, Number 1. The journal of the Michigan Association of Calligraphers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Includes "Michael Harvey meets the Born-again Calligraphers," "Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Kelly or ... The Jerry Kelly Story: The Unauthorized Version" by Julian Waters, "Calligraphy and Lettering in the Graphic Arts" by Paul Shaw and others. Slightly faded along edges. READ MORE about QUILL
St. Gall: Zollikofer and Co., 1948. small 4to. boards, dust jacket. 95 pages. Examples of lettering for book design. Some illustrations are printed in two colors. Piece of front cover of jacket lacking. Wear along spine of jacket. Book is in fine condition. READ MORE about LETTERING IN BOOK ART. [THE APPLICATION OF LETTERING FOR DISPLAY WORK ON JACKETS, TITLE-PAGES AND...