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London: Elkin Mathews Ltd., 1925. 8vo. boards. (x), 57 pages. First edition in English, limited to 310 copies. A translation into English of the introduction to Bodoni's famous manual of typography. With the original glassine, which has a tear and corresponding creasing and some loss on the upper rear panel. Some darkening to board edges, minor foxing to deckled edges. Bookplate of Daniel Berkeley Bianchi on front pastedown. READ MORE about G.B. BODONI'S PREFACE TO THE MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO OF 1818 NOW FIRST TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, WITH...
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 4472
Copenhagen: Forening for Boghaandvaerk, 1920's-1970's. large 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. Various paginations (generally between 100-150 pages per volume). Various volumes of the Danish annual, The Bibliophile, offered for sale individually. Each volume has illustrations and generally contains 4-6 articles on collections, bindings, publishing, typography, Danish books and collectors, and other book-related matters. Some have brief English-language summaries at the end. Some vols. are unopened. All have their original wrappers, which are usually soiled, chipped..... READ MORE about BOGVENNEN, AARBOG FOR BOGKUNST OG BOGHISTORIE
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 51931
Paris: S.A. Georg, Libraires, 1929. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 64, (3) pages. Bookseller's catalogue spotlighting works that were printed using new techniques in typography, illustration and binding that gained favor during the Romantic Era. Listed chronologically, 82 entries describe bindings in detail and cite information about illustrations therein. Handsomely printed with 82 plates, two in color. Separate indexes for works, authors and illustrators. Printed by A. Lahure. Library bookplate on inside front cover..... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES DE L'ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE IMPRIMÉS ENTRE LES ANNÉES 1803 - 1848,...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 64104
Paris: S.A. Georg, Libraires, 1929. small 4to. contemporary half cloth and marbled paper-covered boards with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. (iv), 64, (3) pages. Bookseller's catalogue spotlighting works that were printed using new techniques in typography, illustration and binding that gained favor during the Romantic Era. Listed chronologically, 82 entries describe bindings in detail and cite information about illustrations therein. Handsomely printed with 82 plates, two in color. Separate indexes for works, authors and illustrators..... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES DE L'ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE IMPRIMÉS ENTRE LES ANNÉES 1803 - 1848,...
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 75712
Charlottesville(VA): The Book Arts Press, University of VA, 1998. 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 48 pages. An Exhibition from the Collection of Calvin P. Otto on Display in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. Most of the design effort for the exteriors of trade books now goes into dust jackets or wrappers, but in the 19th century publisher's cloth was a new medium with aesthetic possibilities: special grains and textures, blind-..... READ MORE about ONLY IN CLOTH, PUBLISHERS' BOOKBINDINGS 1830-1910
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 55089
New York: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1964. 15 x 5 inches. stiff paper wrappers. 52 pages. Exhibition of bookbindings by French binders with 160 books described and many illustrated. (Brenni no.662). With a preface by Andre Rodocanachi and an introduction by Polly Lada-Mocarski. From the private reference collection of Howard Nixon, noted authority on bindings, with his code written in pencil on rear page. READ MORE about LA RELIURE ORIGINALE FRANCAISE, BOOKBINDINGS BY CONTEMPORARY FRENCH BINDERS. WITH A SELECTION OF...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 5935
Berkeley: Editions Koch, 2004. 6 x 9 inches. Paperback. 138 pages. First edition. This companion piece to The Fragments of Parmenides reveals the "blood, sweat and tears" the creators put into their original book. Carving the Elements tells the detailed story of the making of The Fragments of Parmenides, a grandiose book project meticulously crafted by: master letterpress printer Peter Koch; poet, translator and typographer Robert Bringhurst; punchcutter, type designer, typefounder and poet Dan Carr;..... READ MORE about CARVING THE ELEMENTS: A COMPANION TO THE FRAGMENTS OF PARMENIDES
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 78258
New York: New York Public Library, 1948. 8vo. paper wrappers. 25 pages. Humorous enquiry into the origin of the term "widow" when referrring to a line of print that begins on one page and ends on another. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICAL WIDOW WHO IS SHE? WHAT IS SHE?
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 937
Soupis Knizní Grafiky: Bozena Polívková
Prague: Ceskoslovenských výtvarntých umelcü, 1961. 8vo. cloth, title stamped on spine, VHB design stamped on front board, dust jacket. 138, (6) pages. Soupis Knizní Grafiky: Bozena Polívková. Text in Czech. No. 3 in "Czech Books" series. Study of the book illustrations of Vratislav Hugo Brunner (1886-1928). Pastedowns and endpapers decorated. Frontispiece. Introductory essay. Chronological catalogue of Brunner's work. Black and white and color illustrations. Bibliography, index and listing of illustrations. Dust jacket slightly worn at..... READ MORE about TVURCE CESKÉ KNIHY V.H. BRUNNER
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 107590
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1989). 4to. paper over boards, dust jacket. 159 pages. First edition. The author provides a critical analysis of 24 modern typographic designers. Covers many different styles including classicism, modernism, expressionism and post-modernism. Also contains a descriptive list of individuals, movements, developments, etc. in typographic design. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHY TODAY
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 24453
Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1971. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxii, 383 pages. Reprint of 1877 first edition with a new introduction. Illustrated biography. READ MORE about BIOGRAPHY AND TYPOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM CAXTON ENGLAND'S FIRST PRINTER. With an Introduction by James...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 8309
Praze: Ceských bibliofilu, 1932. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 112, xix, (2) pages. Volume Four. Letterpress printed in an edition limited to 550 copies. An important Czech annual devoted to book design, typography, and the graphic arts. Finely illustrated with many illustrations and title pages printed in color. Includes an article on Rockwell Kent. Two inch tear in wrappers along front and back hinge at bottom. Spots on spine. READ MORE about CESKY BIBLIOFIL, 1932
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 45574
Praze: Ceských bibliofilu, 1933. 4to. cloth. 88, (6) pages and 12 separate plates. Volume Five. Finely letterpress printed in an edition limited to 500 copies. (Ulrich & Kup, p.17). An important Czech annual devoted to book design, typography, and the graphic arts. Finely illustrated with many illustrations and title pages printed in color. With a table of contents in English in the back. Small hole in cloth along front hinge. READ MORE about CESKY BIBLIOFIL, 1933
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 59727
Praze: Ceských bibliofilu, 1937. 4to. cloth. 116, (6) pages and 17 separate plates. Volume Nine. Letterpress printed in an edition limited to 400 copies. An important Czech annual devoted to book design, typography, and the graphic arts. Finely illustrated with many illustrations and title pages printed in color. With a table of contents in English in the back. Spine faded. READ MORE about CESKY BIBLIOFIL, 1937
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 59726
West Springfield, MA: Strathmore Paper Company, n.d. (circa 1957). oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Biographical sketch followed by illustrations of his design work with facing text page. READ MORE about A EXHIBITION OF ADVERSITING MATERIAL CREATED BY BERT C. CHAMBERS FOR THE STRATHMORE PAPER...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 118969
N.P. Privately printed for Napier College of Commerce & Technology, 1976. 8vo. cloth. xxxi,332; xii,333-685 pages. 2 volumes. With typographical notes by Harry Carter and an essay on the Printing of Illustrations by Frank P. Restall. This library was formed by the collector to demonstrate printing, typography and book illustration techniques from the beginning of printing. With a biographical sketch of Clark. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE EDWARD CLARK LIBRARY
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 30176
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. First edition. This is the first full-length study of the leading American type foundry of the nineteenth century. It is an interesting history of the foundry from both a business and a design point of view. The emphasis is on the design of the hundreds of typefaces that were produced by the foundry, from its inception in the 1860s..... READ MORE about MACKELLAR, SMITHS & JORDAN: TYPOGRAPHIC TASTEMAKERS OF THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 96669
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2006. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover. 272 pages. Syriac, a dialect of the ancient Aramaic language, has a remarkable Christian literature spanning a thousand years from the fourth to the thirteenth century, including important versions of the Bible. It remains the liturgical language of several churches in the Middle East, India, and the west, and 'Modern Syriac' is a vernacular still in use..... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHY OF SYRIAC: A HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF PRINTING TYPES, 1537-1958
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 91843
Edited by Susan E. Meyer.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1981). 4to. boards, spiral bound. (ix), 176 pages. Edited by Susan E. Meyer. Reprint of the 1980 revised edition with a new introduction to the phototypesetting process. A good introductory manual to the subject. READ MORE about DESIGNING WITH TYPE, A BASIC COURSE IN TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 104981
Cambridge: The University Printing House, 1975. 4to. cloth, printed paper over boards. viii, 32 pages. First edition, limited to 650 copies. Printed with Barbou types on handmade paper. A finely printed festschrift volume with articles by John Dreyfus, Vivian Ridler, and others. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about TRIBUTES TO BROOKE CRUTCHLEY ON HIS RETIREMENT AS UNIVERSITY PRINTER. With a preface by Euan...
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 25584
New York: The Typophiles, 2003. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 31+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph New Series #20. Known throughout the world of typography, Abe Lerner was a highly respected and talented typographer/book designer with links to the likes of the great Bruce Rogers. With a meticulous eye for detail and clean design, he was constantly working on new projects. With a career that landed him as the Director of Design and Production at Macmillan, President..... READ MORE about ABE LERNER 1908-2002
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 75326
New York: The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, 1992. tall 4to. self paper wrapper, stiff paper dust jacket. Unpaginated. A catalogue for an exhibition at Cooper Union of examples of modern Czech book design, with several introductory essays. Illustrated in color. READ MORE about BOOK DESIGN IN PRAGUE, 1960-1990
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 47053
New York: The Typophiles, 2003. 6 x 9.5 inches. paperback. 33+(1) pages. Typophile Monograph - New Series, Number 18. 500 years ago, with the publication of a small octavo Virgil, the modern printed book emerged due to Venetian printer Aldo Manuzio (Aldus). Previous to this, the printing press had been seen primarily as a means of mechanically reproducing manuscript books. It was Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) who gave Aldus the idea for the small format of..... READ MORE about PIETRO BEMBO: 'FOSTER FATHER' OF THE MODERN BOOK
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 76549