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With a foreword by James M. Wells.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1988). oblong 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 183 pages. With a foreword by James M. Wells. First edition. Comprehensively describes and annotates twenty-two copybooks providing information on the scribe, the printer, intended audience, etc. Also contains a chapter on letter study and a selected bibliography. Well illustrated. Well preserved copy.Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about MASTERS OF THE ITALIC LETTER, TWENTY-TWO EXEMPLARS FROM THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Price: $225.00 Order nr. 24272
New York: Bridgeman Publishers, (1940). square 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 48 pages followed by 31 full-page plates printed in black on a red background. Revised edition. Printed at The Golden Hind Press. Jacket has small piece missing at top of spine. Very good copy. READ MORE about THE ANATOMY OF LETTERING
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 26862
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1978). small 4to. spiral bound boards. 111 pages. Reprint of the third edition. Well illustrated manual with text in calligraphic lettering by Douglass. Near fine. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHIC LETTERING WITH WIDE PEN & BRUSH
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 47012
New York: Dover Publications, (1989). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xx, 198 pages. Reprint of the first edition. A fine copy. Illustrated with 145 facsimiles. Both an historical survey and an instructional manual with appendices on materials, supplies, and other resources. READ MORE about MEDIEVAL CALLIGRAPHY, ITS HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 57444
Book II: Introducing the Broad Pen and Pen Angle.
New York: Italimuse, (1965). oblong 8vo. paper wrappers. 70 pages. Book II: Introducing the Broad Pen and Pen Angle. A fine copy. A very helpful calligraphy manual. READ MORE about WRITE ITALIC! A SERIES OF TRACE & COPY BOOKS FOR AGES 8 TO 90
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 25484
Book III: Introducing the Medium Pen & Simple Flourished Capitals.
New York: Italimuse, (1965). oblong 8vo. paper wrappers. 42 pages. Book III: Introducing the Medium Pen & Simple Flourished Capitals. A fine copy. A very helpful calligraphy manual. READ MORE about WRITE ITALIC! A SERIES OF TRACE & COPY BOOKS FOR AGES 8 TO 90
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 138908
Book I: IItalic Shapes and Joins with Pencil.
New York: Italimuse, (1965). oblong 8vo. paper wrappers. 61 pages. Book I: IItalic Shapes and Joins with Pencil. A fine copy. A very helpful calligraphy manual. READ MORE about WRITE ITALIC! A SERIES OF TRACE & COPY BOOKS FOR AGES 8 TO 90
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 138910
With an Introduction by Frederic W. Goudy and a Foreword by Louis Grundin.
Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1946. 4to. cloth. xxii, 153 pages. With an Introduction by Frederic W. Goudy and a Foreword by Louis Grundin. First edition. Lacking the dust jacket. Bookplate of Robert Leslie on front pastedown. Minor soiling to covers, else a near fine copy. "A manual and source book of graphic, technical and historical information covering all the classes and varieties of type and lettering styles." READ MORE about LETTERING FROM A TO Z
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 21963
London: The Studio Publications, (1946). small 4to. cloth. 96 pages. First edition. Leo Hart Memorial Fund bookplate on front pastedown. Lacking the dust jacket. Covers spotted. Well illustrated manual showing how to design lettering in advertising. READ MORE about ANATOMY OF LETTERING
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 76749
New York: Pentalic Corporation, (1983). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 253 pages. Reprint of the second edition. Spine faded, minor rubbing to edges of the covers. Else a near fine copy. Essays by Oliver, Bishop, Woodcock, Fairbank, Fisher, Cockerell, Hodgson, Gardner, Hutton, Wolpe and Base. Bishop covers the use of pens, pencils, brushes and knives; Hutton discusses pigments and media; Fisher discusses ink; Base discusses gilding and Cockerell and Wolpe cover binding. 52 figures and 50..... READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHER'S HANDBOOK
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 22441
Inventada por el Insigne Maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e Ilustrada con Muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero Magisterio de Primeras Letras
Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776. small folio. modern wrappers. (iv) xxviii, 136 pages. Inventada por el Insigne Maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e Ilustrada con Muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero Magisterio de Primeras Letras. First edition. Forty engraved plates of calligraphic specimens. "Influential text, the result of a commission to design a more efficient national script." (Harvard/Becker 141. Bonacini 1353; Berlin 5248; Cotarelo y Mori II, 145; Palau 210612, 299945). Includes engraved additional..... READ MORE about ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR
Price: $900.00 Order nr. 96419
A Workbook of Alphabets, Projects, and Techniques.
New York and London: Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing Company / Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1979. small 4to. plastic ring binder, stiff paper covers. 143, (1) pages. A Workbook of Alphabets, Projects, and Techniques. First edition, later printing. A fine copy. A handy workbooks, and includes materials, sources, letters, pages, relationship of initials and borders, harmony of alphabet and ornament, color, 16 "borders to illuminate," etc. The book itself is a calligraphic specimen, a facsimile of the..... READ MORE about USING CALLIGRAPHY
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 139479
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
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 108351
Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1927. 8vo. cloth, red spine, green boards, marbled endpapers, red edges. vii, variously paginated. No. 342, International Library of Technology. Minor rubbing to spine, else a near fine copy. Includes brush practice, Gothic and Roman styles, Italic and text styles, modern styles and spacing, and decorative ornament. Preface by the author. 272 illustrations, 4 in color. READ MORE about ARTISTIC ALPHABETS FOR SHOW-CARDS AND SIGNS
Price: $175.00 Order nr. 108707
Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1928. 8vo. red cloth. (x), 141 pages. Rubbing to the spine, else a near fine copy of this scarce book. With 130 color and b&w illustrations throughout. READ MORE about PAINTING AND INTERIOR DECORATION; INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF TECHNOLOGY #474
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 139130
Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1971. small 4to. quarter leather, paper covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, slipcase. xxxviii, 104, (2) pages. Limited to 160 numbered copies and printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni. (Schmoller no.170). Fine in fine publisher's slipcase. Prospectus loosely inserted. Protected by accetate jacket. An English translation of Torniello's text by Betty Radice with an introduction in English by Mardersteig. The text discusses Torniello, Guillaume Le Signerre who cut "the portrait..... READ MORE about ALPHABET OF FRANCESCO TORNIELLO DA NOVARA (1517) FOLLOWED BY A COMPARISON WITH THE ALPHABET OF...
Price: $1,500.00 Order nr. 35984
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1932. 4to. cloth. xviii, 108 pages with many illustrations, some of which are in two colors. Reprint of first edition. "Explanation of the principles of art on which all good lettering is based, accompanied by exercises ... " Spine faded. Lacking dust jacket. READ MORE about P'S AND Q'S; A BOOK ON THE ART OF LETTER ARRANGEMENT
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 15401
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., (1950). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 80 pages. First edition. Minor soiling to jacket, else a near fine copy. Many illustrations and the use of different colors throughout the text. READ MORE about BASIC LAYOUT DESIGN, A PATTERN FOR UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC MOTIFS IN DESIGN AND HOW TO APPLY THEM...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 50444