New York: The Typophiles, 1951. tall 12mo. cloth. (x), 94 pages. Limited to 640 copies; the 25th Chapbook issued by the Typophiles. Has a title page designed by Dwiggins, contributions by Warren Chappell, Bruce Rogers, Paul Bennett and others. Contains reproductions of Archer's design work. READ MORE
New York: The Typophiles, 1951. tall 12mo. cloth. (x), 94 pages. Limited to 640 copies; the 25th Chapbook issued by the Typophiles. Has a title page designed by Dwiggins, contributions by Warren Chappell, Bruce Rogers, Paul Bennett and others. Contains reproductions of Archer's design work. Ink stamp of former owner at top of front pastedown. READ MORE
Savannah: Frederic C. Beil, (1991). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (ii), xviii, 417, (3) pages. Reprint of the first edition. Illustrated. Essays by Wroth, Warde, Dwiggins, Rogers, Ransom, Pollard, Grabhorn, Morison, Gill, Goudy and others. Small tears along edge of jacket. READ MORE
1960. 4to. separate pages of text and illustrations loosely inserted in a paper folder. pp.21-27 and 8 pages of plates. Separate printing from The Penrose Annual. Volume 54. A history of the Typophiles with information on Cleland, Goudy, Dwiggins, etc. READ MORE
(Chicago, IL: House of the Blue Sky Press, 1902). 8vo. later cloth, paper cover label with original pastedowns and endpapers preserved. 64, (4) pages. Limited to 415 numbered copies (Kruty 150-1). A poetic drama by Browning. Introduction by Laura Mc Adoo Triggs. Designs by F.W. Goudy and W.A. Dwiggins. Press-work by A.G. Langworthy. Later binding. READ MORE
(New York, NY): A.I.G.A. various dates. 8vo. paper wrappers. various pagination. A run of the books and pamphlets issued by the American Institute of Graphic Arts showing the 50 best American books of each year. With all of the best of American designers illustrated including Dwiggins, Cleland, Rogers, Hammer, Angelo, etc. The exhibition number and publication date listed is for the previous year's selections of books. (For example Exhibit number 1-1923 covers books published in... READ MORE
(Boston): Boston Public Library and Society of Printers, 2001. large 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. (viii), 41, (5) pages with 16 additional leaves of illustrations. Limited to an edition of 500 copies, with 450 for sale. Presents the story of Dorothy Abbe and her contributions to printing, book design, typography, photography, writing and teaching. Bromer explores not only Abbe's relationship with Bill Dwiggins, who is considered the foremost American book designer of the first... READ MORE
Davenport: Catfish Press, (1961). 8vo. cloth. xi, 244 pages. With 93 4to. broadside plates, the two sections enclosed in a cloth bound case specially constructed to hold the two differently-sized parts. With a three-page introduction by W.A. Dwiggins followed by the text in the calligraphic handwriting of Catich. Catich has based his work on the original Trajan columns in Rome and included short critiques of the sources of these letters. Dwiggins, in his introduction, states... READ MORE
Los Angeles: n.p. 1981. tall 12mo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. 105, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 350 copies. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman for Jones in Dwiggins' Falcon and using ornaments cast by Paul Duensing. 94 items described in detail. READ MORE
New York: The Colophon, 1938. 4to. two-toned cloth. Not paginated. Each signature of the book was contributed by a different press. Includes sections by Knopf, Riverside Press, Derrydale Press, Press of the Woolly Whale and many others. Binding designed by Dwiggins. Covers show some fading. READ MORE
(Meriden, CT: Meriden Gravure Co. 1968). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (26) pages. Limited to 50 numbered copies. Reprint of the 1919 first edition published in Boston by Dwiggins and L.B. Siegried with a postscript by Ruari McLean not in the original edition. A spoof on book design. Columbiad Club Keepsake 83. READ MORE
An Illustrated History of Type form the Earliest Letterforms to the Latest Digital Fonts
Vancouver: Hartley & Marks, (2006). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 192 pages. An Illustrated History of Type form the Earliest Letterforms to the Latest Digital Fonts. A history of typography, typographers, and printing with 290 illustrations. A very interesting new book. READ MORE
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1970). small folio. cloth, printed plastic wrappers. xxii, 232 pages. This book was originally completed as a five volume set by Abbe in 1967 in a limitation of four copies. The original edition took five years to produce and documents Dwiggins' preoccupation with marionettes. His collection, beautifully photographed and described here, is now in the Boston Public Library. The printed plastic wrapper is soiled with wrinkling. READ MORE
With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver.
New York: The Typophiles, 1960. small 8vo. cloth. xvi,141,(3),(16); viii,142-271,(3) pages. With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver. First edition, limited to 1050 copies. Chap Books 35 and 36. Many color illustrations. Covers slightly age yellowed along edges. READ MORE
With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver.
New York: The Typophiles, 1960. small 8vo. cloth. xvi,141,(3),(16); viii,142-271,(3) pages. With a Selective Check List Compiled by Dorothy Abbe & Rollo Silver. First edition, limited to 1050 copies. Chap Books 35 and 36. Many color illustrations. Well preserved set. READ MORE
With Informal Comments on a number of the Books by W.A.D. together with a Prologue "W.A. Dwiggins, Artist of the Book" by Rudolph Ruzicka.
Boston: The Bookbuilders Workshop, 1949. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 22, (2) pages. With Informal Comments on a number of the Books by W.A.D. together with a Prologue "W.A. Dwiggins, Artist of the Book" by Rudolph Ruzicka. Limited to 350 copies. READ MORE
Brooklyn: Mergenthaler Linotype Co. (1936). square 8vo. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards. xiv, 166 pages. First edition. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins. A history of the linotype. Covers show some faint spotting along edge. Private ownership label in corner of front pastedown. READ MORE
New York: John Day Co. 1927. tall 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (vi), 10 pages followed by the pages showing the 50 Books of the Year. The fourth exhibit of the Fifty Books of the Year staged. Six page introduction by Dwiggins. Holes in jacket spine. READ MORE
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1928. 8vo. cloth-backed decorated boards. xii, 200 pages. Sixth edition. Profusely decorated by Dwiggins. Very minor soiling to upper front cover. Bookplate on front paste down and bookseller's ticket on front free end paper. A beautifuly production and quite rare. READ MORE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, original slipcase with paper spine label. xciv pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by "Puterschein" (Dwiggins). (Agner 28.03). "His (Dwiggins) first stencilled book ornaments." One of the AIGA Fifty Books of the Year. The slipcase has a Dwiggins design on the front cover and the paper spine label is lettered by Dwiggins. Booklabel on front pastedown. Toning of slipcase along edges. READ MORE