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,...
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N.P. (Stockholm?): "Bibliophiles" (i.e. Society of B...?), n.d (c1960). 12mo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 79 pages. Limited to 700 copies. Three articles by Björkbom, previously published elsewhere. The "printing shop of the 1500's" is that of C. PLantin. No.10 in the "Bibliophile's Miniature Series." READ MORE about DET GAMLA TRYCKERIET, ETT TRYCKERI PA 1500-TALET, ETT FRANSKT LANDSOR
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well illustrated. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, (1989). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 250, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. Jacket spine faded; chipped around edges. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. With a small paper label on the free endpaper calling attention to the fact that this book was printed on Mohawk Superfine Text. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. First edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well-illustrated. Presentation on half-title "Inscribed for Mike McCurdy, Joe Blumenthal." READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
(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: 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...
N.P. Wynkyn de Worde Society, 1966. folio. stiff paper portfolio holding seven Caslon-related items. Contains: A portrait of Caslon, wood engraving by David Gentleman, Type Specimen sheet - collotype facsimile, Notes on the 1734 Specimen by James Mosely, Specimen of Cason Old Face which includes a photograph of a selection of the original steel punches cut by William Caslon, The Chiswell Street Foundry facsimile reproduced from the Universal Magazine 1750, a folder for Letraset Caslon... READ MORE about PORTFOLIO TO COMMEMORATE THE TWO-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF WILLIAM CASLON
Stuttgart: Chr. Belser Verlag, 1960. large 4to. two-toned paper-covered boards, dust jacket, slipcase. xxvii, not paginated. First edition. Published on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the publisher "Chr. Belser Verlag." A limited amount of copies were made available on the market. Under the rubric of "Spiritual Fathers of the Occident," this volume presents 100 title pages accompanied by short essay descriptions. In addition to general information on particular title pages, these descriptions contain... READ MORE about GEISTIGE VATER DES ABENDLANDES, EINE SAMMLUNG VON HUNDERT BUCHTITELN
London, United Kingdom: Bernard Quaritch, 2015. 8vo. paper wrappers. 72 pages. Julia Alpinula is a legendary Swiss heroine, whose pathetic fate in AD 69 inspired popular historians, dramatists, artists, and poets including an infatuated Byron over a period of more than two hundred years. Her very existence, however, was based entirely on a funerary inscription first published in 1588 and ultimately shown to be a humanist forgery. Julia Alpinula is a fully documented account of... READ MORE about JULIA ALPINULA, PSEUDO-HEROINE OF HELVETIA: HOW A FORGED RENAISSANCE EPITAPH FOSTERED A NATIONAL...
With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber.
Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University, (1984). small 4to. printed paper wrappers. 64 pages. With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber. First edition. Well-illustrated exhibition catalogue including many illustrations in color. READ MORE about ROBERT HAAS, PRINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY. AN EXHIBITION MAY 13-SEPTEMBER 1, 1984
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 160 pages. First edition. Ephemera has been collected for many years, but only recently has it become widely accepted as material for academic study. This is the first book to discuss ephemera as an aspect of design history, showing how function, production process and period have affected the changing appearance of billheads, trade cards, flyers... READ MORE about THE DESIGN AND PRINTING OF EPHEMERA IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA, 1720-1920
A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen
New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen. Although "imposition manuals" -- instructions on the proper layout of typeset pages for the press -- have always been useful tools of the printing trade, surviving examples are rare. The present volume has been reproduced from a unique manuscript in the collection of the Grolier Club Library. Entitled Overslag-Boek, zeer nuttig... READ MORE about THE EARLIEST DUTCH IMPOSITION MANUAL
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1959. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 62 pages. An illustrated history of the society, featuring some of its more noteworthy collections. Black and white illustrations throughout. Matrices once in the possession of Benjamin Franklin illustrated on the wrappers. READ MORE about THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
London: The Collector Ltd., 1978. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 559-570. An offprint from The Book Collector, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter, 1978. Muir's review of the book "Buchkunst und Literatur in Deutschland" by Ernst L. Hauswedell and Christian Voigt. READ MORE about THE ART OF THE BOOK IN GERMANY
(London: Printing Historical Society, 1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 22 pages. Limited to 175 copies. A facsimile of the 1788 catalogue printed by T. Rickaby of London showing 52 of Cornelius and John Paas's beautiful brass ornaments for card borders. Includes historical note. READ MORE about A SPECIMEN OF BRASS CARD BORDERS, ON AN ENTIRE NEW PRINCIPLE, BY C. & A. PAAS, ENGRAVERS TO...
London: Birrell & Garnett, 1972. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 108 pages. Reprint issued by Tony Appleton of the 1922 first edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. A useful reference book for the study of type specimens. Well preserved. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF I. TYPEFOUNDERS' SPECIMENS, II. BOOKS PRINTED IN FOUNTS OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE, III....
London: Birrell & Garnett, 1972. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 108 pages. Reprint issued by Tony Appleton of the 1922 first edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. A useful reference book for the study of type specimens. Jacket chipped with small tears along edges and piece missing at bottom of spine. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF I. TYPEFOUNDERS' SPECIMENS, II. BOOKS PRINTED IN FOUNTS OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE, III....
N.P. n.p., n.d. small 4to. loose leaves printed on heavy paper and enclosed in mailing envelope addressed to Arvind Patel. 4 pages of text and 8 plates. A reprint of this section of Diderot's The Encyclopedia of Trades, Paris, 18th century, with an English translation. Handwritten information on outside of envelope attributes this work to David Peat. READ MORE about PRINTING TYPES FOUNDRY, PRECEDED BY THE ENGRAVING OF PUNCHES, THE TWO ARTS INCLUDE EIGHT PLATES
West New York, NJ: Mark Batty, 2003. 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. xx, (iv), 374, (2) pages. First edition. Designed by Jerry Kelly and set in the Comenius font, designed by Hermann Zapf for Berthold in 1976.This book is the first of a planned series of anthologies from "Matrix," the respected journal of fine printing, typography, and book design produced annually for more than 20 years by John and Rose Randle at the Whittington Press... READ MORE about TYPE & TYPOGRAPHY, HIGHLIGHTS FROM MATRIX, THE REVIEW FOR PRINTERS AND BIBLIOPHILES
Boston: Shambhala, 1991. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 183+(1) pages. First US edition. A compilation of 130 rare alphabets, signs, monograms, and logos from the eighteenth century to the present. With reproductions from Arts et Métiers Graphiques, the important pre-war prining magazine. Includes chapters on lettering by hand, French religious and political trademarks, Mecanno alphabets, and an homage to American typefounders. A beautifully designed resource book for typographers and graphic designers. READ MORE about ALPHABETS & OTHER SIGNS