(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
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
(London): British Library, 2003. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), xiii, (i), 514 pages. Selected Essays. Part of the British Library Studies in the History of the Book series. A collection of essays spanning forty years about books and texts, typography and early printing, history of the book, forgery, books and people, bookselling, and libraries. Introduction by Alan Bell. Includes some illustrations. Very minor shelf wear on book and dust jacket. 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 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
Frankfurt: Bauerschen Gieszerei, 1940. small folio. parchment spine covered with paper, boards. 437, (3) pages. First edition. A survey of fine printing from the beginning of the printed letter to the present time. Each period discussed is accompanied by full page plates showing examples of the better typographically produced books of the period with many illustrations in color. Spine cracked along front hinge, but still holding. 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
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
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
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
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
New York, NY: The Winthrop Press for the American Type Founders Company, 1897. 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 47+(1) pages. Special printing of this essay first published in England. Introduction, preface, An essay on Shakespeare's knowledge, or lack thereof, of typography. Covers tanned, chipped at edges. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. 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