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(Claremont, CA: Serif, 1995). small 4to., paper wrappers. 64 pages. 8 illustrated articles including ones by John Randle and Robert Bringhurst. READ MORE about SERIF, THE MAGAZINE OF TYPE & TYPOGRAPHY. NUMBER 3
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 123570
(Prague): Klub Prátel Výtvarného Umení, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, illustrations loosely laid in. unpaginated. Text in Czech. Catalogue of contemporary Czech graphics produced by members of the Club of Friends of the Plastic Arts. Booklet includes essay "Principles of Graphic Techniques" by Jaroslav Sváb, bibliography and listing of KPVU members. Laid in black and white illustrations with listing of prices. READ MORE about SOUCASNÁ CESKÁ GRAFIKA
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 108238
Baltimore, MD: Schneidereith & Sons, 1921-1924. 8vo. leather. variously paginated. Bound brochures from Schneidereith, from Vol. 1, No. 1 through Vol. 2, No. 7. Descriptive and historical informations about a number of the type faces offered for sale by the firm. Also includes numerous specimens, many tipped in. These include envelopes, tickets, small brochures, and other items, many in color. Covers very slightly rubbed and scuffed. READ MORE about TIPS OF TYPE FROM SCHNEIDEREITH
Price: $750.00 Order nr. 134345
Detroit: Evans-Winter-Hebb Inc., 1938. small 8vo. marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine, paper cover label. (vi), 9, (3) pages. "Three Circles No. 169." A Christmas - New Years Greeting from this printer. Minor cover wear. READ MORE about TYPE FACES, SOME NOTES ON THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY, A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERAL...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 78062
New York: Continental Typefounders Assoc. (1934). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages. Cary no.212 . The last issue of this periodical. An ornament has been cut out of one page of the specimen pages. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICA, SHOWING SOME NEW TYPES DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY FREDERIC W. GOUDY. No.6
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 18749
New York: Continental Typefounders Assoc. (1926). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 33+(1) pages. No. 4 of the 6 issues of this periodical. Internally fine. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICA: THE VILLAGE LETTER FOUNDERY & THE VILLAGE TYPES. A SPECIMEN OF THE TYPES &...
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 116573
(New York: U.S. Lithograph, Inc., 1981). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Adaptation of typesetting to computerization. Illustrations of numerous type forms. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHY IN A COMPUTERIZED WORLD
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 106902
Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2018. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 466 pages. Pablo Alvarez offers the first complete English translation of Alonso Víctor de Paredes Institucion, y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores [Institution, and Origin of the Art of Printing, and General Rules for Compositors]. This 96-page printing manual set and printed by Paredes himself was issued in Madrid around 1680. It opens with an introductory digression on..... READ MORE about ALONSO VÍCTOR DE PAREDES’ INSTITUTION, AND ORIGIN OF THE ART OF PRINTING, AND GENERAL RULES...
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 133686
London, England: Academy Editions, (1980). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 315+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents, introduction, biographical sketches of over 120 artists, bibliography, index. Frontispiece, color and black and white illustrations throughout. Includes all types of decorative arts. READ MORE about ART DECO
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 125322
New York, NY: Whitney Library of Design, (1988). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 224 pages. Revised edition. Revised and edited by Philippe Garner. Table of contents, biographical sketch of Battersby by Garner, introduction, bibliography, index. Frontispiece. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Covers a wide range of decorative arts. READ MORE about THE DECORATIVE TWENTIES
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 125602
New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1983. 4to. cloth. xi,iii-liii,100,28-40,(3) pages. Reprint of the two important bibliographical pieces with a new introduction. Includes reproductions of the original fold-out plates and retains the Stanley Morison introduction (See Appleton 139). READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF SPECIMENS OF PRINTING TYPES BY ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH PRINTERS AND FOUNDERS,...
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 570
(Arlington, VA): National Composition Association, 1980. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 22 pages. The pros and cons of in-house typesetting, mainly an economic analysis. Biographical sketch of the author, table of contents, endnotes. Brochures, a newspaper clipping and correspondence laid in. READ MORE about IN-HOUSE TYPESETTING. . .WEIGH THE FACTS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 109757
N.P. n.p., n.d. (circa 1992). 4to. self paper wrappers. 8 pages. Written in German. Reprinted from the "Typografische Monatsblätter", a Swiss periodical on typography which Caflisch has contributed many articles to. Contains various type specimens throughout this essay. READ MORE about STONE PRINT
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 101411
(Zurich, Switzerland: Graphis Press Corp. 1995). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 217, (5) pages. Table of contents, publisher's remarks, foreword by Carnase, preface by Gorkin. Depictions of eighteen noteworthy type faces. READ MORE about TYPE: THE BEST IN DIGITAL CLASSIC TEXT FONTS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 122975
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1987). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. First U.S. edition. Describes the careers of the great type designers of this century - Goudy, Rogers, Koch, Dwiggins, Gill, Morison, etc. Well illustrated. Presentation from the author on the free endpaper. READ MORE about TWENTIETH CENTURY TYPE DESIGNERS
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 109122
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1987). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. First U.S. edition. Describes the careers of the great type designers of this century - Goudy, Rogers, Koch, Dwiggins, Gill, Morison, etc. Well illustrated. With ink stamp on free endpaper and half title indicating that this copy was part of the publisher's archives. READ MORE about TWENTIETH CENTURY TYPE DESIGNERS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 121232
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1905. small 4to. later cloth. xxiv, 340, (4) pages. First edition. (St. Bride Cat. p.184). Preface by Jules Claretie followed by a history of the beginning of printing in France and histories of the two famous French printers, L'Imprimerie Nationale and Hotel de Rohan. Printed in different type faces to demonstrate types available and profusely illustrated with decorations, vignettes and other designs in various colors. READ MORE about DÉBUTS DE L'IMPRIMERIE EN FRANCE, L'IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE, L'HÔTEL DE ROHAN
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 22254
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK 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..... READ MORE about MACKELLAR, SMITHS & JORDAN: TYPOGRAPHIC TASTEMAKERS OF THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 133463
New York, NY: A. Colish, n.d. 4to. cloth, loose leaf, paper cover label. unpaginated. Introductory comments. With chart of proof marks. Includes rules and borders. Two-page typescript history of the Erwin Wasey firm laid in. Covers spotted and soiled. Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Leaves of text tanned at edges. Previous owner's (Erwin Wasey) bookplate inside front cover. READ MORE about THE COLISH BOOK OF TYPES SHOWING A COLLECTION OF MODERN PRINTING TYPES SUITABLE FOR HIGH-GRADE...
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 125225
From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau
New York: Abbeville Press, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 256 pages. From the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. A survey of the decorative arts from the Victorian to the Edwardian period. Includes over 600 color and black-and-white illustrations of home interiors and furniture. Minor wear to book and jacket. READ MORE about VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN DECOR
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 92692
With an introduction by William Ross and notes by Rod McDonald.
Toronto and New Castle, Delaware: Coach House Press with Sheridan College and Oak Knoll Press, 2015. 9 x 11.25. hardcover cloth with wrap-around paper cover label, DVD in pocket in back. 130 pages numbered from the half title. With an introduction by William Ross and notes by Rod McDonald. "These letters document the immense skill that was required to take a letter from a drawing to a piece of type." - Jon Bath, SHARP News..... READ MORE about EPISTLES TO THE TORONTONIANS. WITH ARTICLES FROM CANADIAN PRINTER & PUBLISHER
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 126777