Forest Park, IL: Acorn Press, (1962). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, front wrapper gilt-stamped. (vi), 29, (3) pages. Limited to 350 copies. Type faces available at the Acorn Press. Foreword and explanation. Indexed. Wrappers faded. READ MORE about ONE LINE SPECIMEN BOOK
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N.P. Adagio Press, n.d. 4to. unbound. 131 broadside specimen sheets enclosed by heavy paper covers. Ornaments and type faces offered by the Adagio Press. Includes designs by Will Bradley (American Type Founders), D. Stempel, Imre Reiner and Jose Mendoza y Almeida (Typefoundry Amsterdam), Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese, G.C. Lange (H. Berthold), American Type Founders, Monotype, Georg Trump, Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum, designers for Bauersche Giesserei, Hermann Zapf, Jan van Krimpen and others. Illustrations..... READ MORE about THE ADAGIO PRESS
Baltimore: Maran Printing Services, 1975. 4to. cloth. (xiv), 245 pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The definitive bibliography to-date of American type specimen books. Includes historical accounts of each company, a list of their specimen books with size and number of pages and illustrations. Lacks jacket. READ MORE about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
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
New York, NY: Walker and Company, (1971). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 208 pages. Acknowledgments, table of contents, preface, bibliography, index. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket chipped at bottom edge. READ MORE about THE DECORATIVE THIRTIES
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
Frankfurt am Main: Bauerschen Giesserei, 1962. 34 x 27 inches. large broadside. This large broadside was issued by the Bauer Type Foundry to celebrate their 125th anniversary. It pictures a large tree done in black ink against a gray background with each of the important type faces in the company's history pictured in blocks placed on the branches of the tree. The blocks are printed in various colors with the example of the type face... READ MORE about DIE STAMMBAUM DER SCHRIFT
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,...
London: Blandford Press, (1958). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 358 pages. Revised edition. Still the best guide to the subject. Jacket worn with small pieces missing along edges. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TYPE FACES
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. small 4to. unbound signatures. 194 pages. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and consists of unbound signatures for the book. The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time... READ MORE about PRIVATE TYPECASTERS, PRESERVING THE CRAFT OF HOT-METAL TYPE INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2007. Broadside (11 3/4 by 8 inches). Prospectus for Henricus de Nova Villa, So Long, Hot-metal Men: The Comprehensive Bird & Bull Type Specimen Book. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS FOR SO LONG, HOT-METAL MEN
(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
London: Architecture Design and Technology Press, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. ix, 106 pages. First edition. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about TYPEFACES FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING, A USERS GUIDE
(Milan, Italy): Conchiglia, 1946. 8vo. cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (vii), 47, (27) pages. Text in Italian. Number "18" of an unspecifed number of copies. Published on the occasion of an exhibition in Milan, November 1946. Color and black and white illustrations, including two tipped-in. Presentation from the author on front free endpaper. Soiling on front cover. Slight rubbing and scuffing at edges. Light tanning at edges of text. READ MORE about SAGGIO DI BIBLIOGRAFIA BODONIANA
London: The Holland Press, 1960. 4to. decorated paper cover boards, paper spine labels. lxxii, 267; (iv), 279 pages. 2 volumes. One of 500 copies. An exact facsimile of the famous Bodoni specimen book - manual originally printed in Parma by the Presso la Vedova in 1818. While lacking the slipcase, this two volume set is in near-pristine condition. READ MORE about MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI
New York: Redfield-Kendrick-Odell, (1923). small 4to. boards, paper cover label. (44) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. With a frontispiece portrait of Bodoni and a biography sketch by Arthur K. Willyoung. AIGA notice of this book loosely inserted. Head of spine bumped. READ MORE about A PRINTED EXHIBIT OF BODONI TYPE WITH APPROPRIATE ORNAMENTS, BEING THE SECOND OF A SERIES OF...
Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1993. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 68 pages. With special articles by Tom Taylor giving a survey of American typefounders, a look at the private collection of Travis Beck, a description of the Barrois collection of printing ephemera and a history of the Providence Public Library by Philip J. Weimerskirch. READ MORE about BOOKWAYS. 7
New York: The Typophiles, 1981. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 66 pages. Limited to 1500 copies. Typophiles Chap Book 55.The first accurate printing of this 19th century manuscript. Much of biographical interest. READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF TYPEFOUNDING IN THE UNITED STATES EDITED AND ANNOTATED FROM THE HOLOGRAPH...
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1958. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 102, (2) pages. Revised, enlarged, and well illustrated. First published in a limited edition of 102 copies as the Fifteenth Publication of the Acorn Club of Connecticut in 1926. Jacket heavily foxed along spine and edges. Endpapers and pastedowns foxed from jacket. READ MORE about ABEL BUELL OF CONNECTICUT, SILVERSMITH TYPE FOUNDER & ENGRAVER
Rochester, MN: Doomsday Press, 1961. 12mo. paper wrappers. (vi), 36+(3) pages. Limited to 400 copies printed for the Typophiles as Monograph 66. READ MORE about THE COLLECTANEA TYPOGRAPHICA OF HENRY LEWIS BULLEN 1857-1938 IN THE INLAND PRINTER, 1918-1924,...
N.P. n.p., (1995). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 12 pages. Written in German. Reprinted from "Typografische Monatsblätter", Heft I, 1995, here bound separately. With various type specimens and some black-and-white plates throughout. READ MORE about COLUMBUS
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
(New York, NY: Carlos Lopez Press, 1950). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. (8) pages. Excerpts from Calkins's The Book and Job Print. Initial and colophon designed by Ceil Smith Thayer. Tipped-in portrait of Calkins on front free endpaper. Wrappers lightly sunned. READ MORE about CAPS & LOWER CASE