In Twentieth Century
Richmond, VA: ad lib Press, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Reprint of the 1787 printing that occured in the American Musuem. Limited to 155 numbered copies; this copy is out of series. An article discussing American type faces and American type. Silver, in his THE AMERICAN PRINTER, p.146, says "In an essay printed in 1787 ... (Hopkinson) proposed an improvement in the art of printing, so as to make it expressive not only... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bruxelles (Brussels), Belgium: (Les Etablissements Plantin), 1965. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 47+(1) pages. Text in French. Presentation by the author on title page. Introduction, glossary. Illustrated. Wrappers lightly soiled. Text detached from wrappers. READ MORE
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
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
The Best of Fine Print Magazine on Type and Typography.
San Francisco: Fine Print, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (viii), 148 pages. The Best of Fine Print Magazine on Type and Typography. 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. READ MORE
(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
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
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
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