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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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
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
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
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
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
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
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, paper spine label, paper covered slipcase. 138 pages. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Includes the prospectus. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
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...
(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
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and John Neal, Bookseller, (2009). 4to. hardcover, dust jacket. 112 pages. Reprint with minor corrections of second edition. The craft of calligraphy has a 2000-year history in the Western world. Up to the time of the Renaissance, calligraphy was the only means of preserving literature, and so, it played a vital role in the spread of learning, culture, and religion. Historical scripts were not rigidly-fixed "styles;" they represented the... READ MORE about HISTORICAL SCRIPTS FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE RENAISSANCE
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1989). 4to. paper over boards, dust jacket. 159 pages. First edition. The author provides a critical analysis of 24 modern typographic designers. Covers many different styles including classicism, modernism, expressionism and post-modernism. Also contains a descriptive list of individuals, movements, developments, etc. in typographic design. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHY TODAY
New York: Lewis F. White, 1951. small 4to. box containing the greeting leaf and many pieces of printed stationery. Box containing printed stationery for O. Alfred Dickman at the Herald Tribune with printed Christmas greeting and original mailing label present. White owned L.F. White, Typography and Printing, and a label to this effect is on the front cover of the box. READ MORE about CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM LEWIS F. WHITE
New York: The New York Public Library, 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 44, (42) pages. Text followed by plates showing the typographical design work by Clarke. Printed by the Press of A. Colish. READ MORE about BERT CLARKE - TYPOGRAPHER, A CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION OF SELECTED WORKS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY...