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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
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 107490
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
Price: $11.00 Order nr. 51890
(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
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 106904
(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
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 125294
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...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 85779
Hanover, NH: Friends of the Dartmouth Library, (1968). folio. cloth, slipcase. Four page folder with title page, description, and index, followed by ten folders each with a plate on which is printed a quotation from a famous author. First edition. A brilliantly done piece of calligraphy in which Ruzicka has chosen ten quotations from authors such as Robert Frost, Paul Valery, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and others and rendered each of them..... READ MORE about STUDIES IN TYPE DESIGN. ALPHABETS WITH RANDOM QUOTATIONS
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 64721
(Munchen, Germany: Typostudio SchumacherGebler), 1989. 4to. stiff paper binder with spiral rings. (168) pages. A calendar and typographical compendium that serves as a reference book about letter forms, their designers, function and history. Most illustrations were supplied by the contributors and the typeface designers. Sponsored by the German Printers Federation, the Bundesverband Druck. An article about the editor's typeface collection and correspondence between him and the type designer George Abrams loosely inserted. READ MORE about 26 LETTERS, LETTERN, LETTRES, AN ANNUAL AND CALENDAR OF 26 LETTERS OF THE ROMAN ALPHABET
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 70830
(Munchen, Germany: Typostudio SchumacherGebler), 1992. 4to. stiff paper binder with spiral rings. Not paginated. A calendar and typographical compendium that serves as a reference book about letter forms, their designers, function and history. Most illustrations were supplied by the contributors and the typeface designers. Sponsored by the German Printers Federation, the Bundesverband Druck. READ MORE about 26 LETTERS, LETTERN, LETTRES, AN ANNUAL AND CALENDAR OF 26 LETTERS OF THE ROMAN ALPHABET
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 121230
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
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 102459
Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company, 1903. 8vo. original half leather over pebbled cloth covered boards, five raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, all edges speckled red. variously paginated. First edition of this very rare work on Show-Card production. 4 Major Sections. Pages Of Heavy Glossy Stock. String Binding. Smudges And Slight Foxing On Page Margins. No Markings; Index Pages And Back Hard Boards Have Pulled Away From Spine. Brown Leather Boards With Worn And Frayed..... READ MORE about A TEXTBOOK ON SHOW-CARD WRITING
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 134259
Edited by Oliver Simon.
London: Signature, 1950. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 66 pages. Edited by Oliver Simon. Includes articles by Rollins on DeVinne, a bibliography of Italian writing books of the 16th century by Johnson and "Bibliotheca Typographica" by Ellic Howe. READ MORE about SIGNATURE, A QUADRIMESTRIAL OF TYPOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC ARTS 10 NEW SERIES
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 89577
(Washington: Stephenson Lithograph Inc., 1971). 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Facsimile of 1971 calligraphic leaflet by Raymond DaBoll executed to commemorate the 391st anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 1564. A speech by Hamlet to the players. Printed in memory of Herbert W. Simpson (1904-70), for presentation to his friends. Ink presentation beneath printer on last leaf. READ MORE about " Enclosed is a facsimile of a piece done at the request of Herbert W. Simpson to celebrate...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 114311
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1991). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 176 pages. Illustrated guide to signs and signage with case studies of completed projects. Discusses the design process from initial concept to installation and maintenance. Introduction, list of further reading, glossary and index. Color illustrations throughout. Edges of boards scuffed. READ MORE about SIGN DESIGN: GRAPHICS, MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 108544
London, England: A. & C. Black, n.d. 8vo. self paper warppers. (4) pages. Prospectus announcing the publication of Percy J. Smith, Lettering: A Handbook of Modern Alphabets. Includes a specimen page and comments from the press. Scattered foxing. READ MORE about Prospectus for LETTERING: A HANDBOOK OF MODERN ALPHABETS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 132548
New York: Pentalic Corporation, 1975. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (46) pages. Illustrated. READ MORE about SOCIETY OF SCRIBES & FRIENDS, AN EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY & ILLUMINATION
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 44532
Munich: M. Wittenzellner, 1956. large 8vo. loose sheets housed in a paper-covered clam shell box. not paginated. Limited to an edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Each page contains a poem by Georg Friedrich Solms-Laubach, handwritten in various calligraphic styles and reproduced from the original manuscripts. Finely printed in color. The original poems are now housed in the Solms-Laubach'schen graphic collection in the Laubach Oberhessen library. READ MORE about UND IST DOCH LIEBE
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 59811
Revidierte Ausgabe in Postkarten
Kassel: Johannes Stauda Verlag, 1979. oblong 16mo. loose cards in clamshell case. not paginated. Revidierte Ausgabe in Postkarten. 64 postcard-size "weekly" sayings--Bible verses--selected to fit with the yearly calendar cycle of the Christian church, in varied calligraphy by Annalise Keller. The case of this copy has minor wear and soiling. The cards show minimal wear or soiling. READ MORE about DIE WOCHENSPRÜCHE FÜR DAS KIRCHENJAHR
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 91087
New York: The Grolier Club, 2000. 4to. decorated cloth, portfolio, both loosely inserted in marbled paper covered slipcase produced by Conant. 94, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 1050 copies designed by Jerry Kelly and Hermann Zapf. This is one of the 20 special copies signed by Zapf and the binder, Judi Conant and containing a separate portfolio of specimens from publications designed by Zapf for letterpress printing. The separate portfolio contains a four page..... READ MORE about THE FINE ART OF LETTERS. THE WORK OF HERMANN ZAPF EXHIBITED AT THE GROLIER CLUB
Price: $1,800.00 Order nr. 117153
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 254, (2) pages. First edition. Filled with illustrations, often in color. Shows all 175 typefaces he designed including a number that have never been seen before. READ MORE about HERMANN ZAPF & HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY, SELECTED ARTICLES AND LECTURES OF CALLIGRAPHY AND...
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 20268
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 254, (2) pages. First edition. Filled with illustrations, often in color. Shows all 175 typefaces he designed including a number that have never been seen before. Corner of the dust jacket on front cover is creased with tears. READ MORE about HERMANN ZAPF & HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY, SELECTED ARTICLES AND LECTURES OF CALLIGRAPHY AND...
Price: $90.00 Order nr. 128422
Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), 254, (2) pages. First edition. Filled with illustrations, often in color. Shows all 175 typefaces he designed including a number that have never been seen before. Tear along top edge of front cover which has tape repair. READ MORE about HERMANN ZAPF & HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY, SELECTED ARTICLES AND LECTURES OF CALLIGRAPHY AND...
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 128953