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
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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
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
(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
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
(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...
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
Berkeley, CA: Saint Heironymous Press, n.d., but 1973. broadside (11 by 8 1/2 pages). Two advertisements, with ordering instructions, for calligraphy materials offered for sale by the Saint Heironymous Press. Illustrated. READ MORE about PRACTICE PAPER
(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
(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
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
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
(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...
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
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