(London, England): Saqi Books, (2001). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 264 pages. Table of contents, Foreword, introduction, list of type designers and typefoundries, glossary, selected bibliography, illustration credits, index. Black and white illustrations throughout. A comprehensive study of Arabic letterforms with an historical background and proceeding to the most recent design and technological advances. READ MORE about ARABIC TYPOGRAPHY: A COMPREHENSIVE SOURCEBOOK
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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
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
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE about THE GREEK EDITIONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS GREEK COLLABORATORS
Stockholm: n.p. (Royal Library)), 1912. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 152 pages. Part III, fasc. 1 of the work listed in Besterman 5949. Entries no. 4951-5810 (i.e. 860) of this work. The making and selling of books, and the history thereof. The supplement lists bibliographies, biobibliographies, books on library science and archives, and library catalogues. Concludes with list of corrections and errata. Unopened. Covers detached and missing pieces; backing missing. READ MORE about SVERIGES BIBLIOGRAFISKA LITTERATUR FORTECKNAD AF J...TREDJE DELEN, HAFT 1, TYPOGRAFI OCH...
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...
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
With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1994. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 276 pages. With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. Reprint of the first edition with an added appendix. Recognized by booksellers, collectors, librarians and bibliographers for its great usefulness as the definitive bibliography of American type specimen books. This edition contains an appendix listing 73 type specimen books unknown at the time of the... 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
N.P. Advertising Typographers Association of America, (1969). 4to. cloth. 158 pages. Fourth edition. Covers all aspects of printing; ie, paper, type, different methods of illustrating, typography. Includes a glossary of terms. Covers rubbed. READ MORE about ATA ADVERTISING PRODUCTION HANDBOOK
Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, (1965). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 245 pages. First edition. An early look at this rapidly evolving field. Jacket rubbed. READ MORE about COMPUTER TYPESETTING, EXPERIMENTS AND PROSPECTS
With an Addendum by J.W. Muller giving the Principal Dates and Personages in Printing History.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. folio. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt, slipcase. 185, (3) pages. With an Addendum by J.W. Muller giving the Principal Dates and Personages in Printing History. First edition, limited to 585 copies. Contains five plates and much information. Spine spotted in places. Slipcase bottom creased. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC TREASURES IN EUROPE AND A STUDY OF CONTEMPORANEOUS BOOK PRODUCTION IN GREAT BRITAIN,...
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because... READ MORE about TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY
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
Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1975. 4to. quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine and front cover labels. (iv), 27+(1) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by author on colophon. Poem by J. Johnson on title. A reflection on the demise of the typographer and the compositor with the onslaught of "Cold Type" and the computer. Illustrated. Complimentary gift card laid in. READ MORE about A BACKWARD GLANCE
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
New York: Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 112 pages. "European, English and American Literature - The Fine Arts, including Painting, Engraving and Architecture - Genealogy & Heraldry - Incunabula - Manuscripts - Dictionaries and Vocabularies - The Arts of teh Book, including formation of libraries, the Book Trade, Typography, Illustration and Binding - mainly from the library of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, the noted 19th century historian and collector, co-founder of the... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE BOOKS
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. cloth, dust-jacket. (viii), 148 pages. First edition. An anthology of the most interesting and informative articles published in Fine Print under the title "On Type." Covers a wide range of topics from the sixteenth century to the present day. Review copy with material inserted. READ MORE about FINE PRINT ON TYPE. THE BEST OF FINE PRINT MAGAZINE ON TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY
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