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1 Allen Hutt (1901-1973). Fournier: The Compleat Typographer.
Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1972 0874711495 / 9780874711493 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Series: The Ars Typographica Library, Vol. I. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. xiv, 89 pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Fournier, frontispiece and title page printed within elaborate typographic border, examples of Fournier's typographic work in the text, also includes a reproduction of Fournier's Caracteres de l’Imprimerie (1742), index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Very Good. Pierre Simon Fournier (1712-1768) was the most outstanding typographic artist of his age through his ability to modernize the traditional letter forms. This volume contains a facsimile of one of Fournier's type specimens. Allen Hutt was an international typographic authority, specializing in the design of newspapers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Arthur Christian (1838-1906). Debuts de L'Imprimerie en France. L'Imprimerie Nationale. L'Hotel de Rohan.
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1905 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Acceptable Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [vi], xxiv, 343, [3] pp. Text in French, headpieces, tailpieces (many printed in colors), decorative initials, plates with examples of early printing, index of plates; text with occasional marginal rubber stamps. Full navy buckram, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with shelf wear. Ex library rubber stamps of the Brigham Young University Library. Nice working copy. Good. Preface by Jules Claretie of the Academie Francaise. This volume includes a variety of type specimens from types held at the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris, focusing on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century types, as well as a civilite typeface. The text is set using various early typefaces. Arthur Christian was the Director of the Imprimerie Nationale from 1895 until his death in 1906. 
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The Centaur Types., Bruce Rogers (1870-1957).
3 Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). The Centaur Types.
West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1996 First Paperback Edition. Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], 92 pp. Decorative title page, specimens throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, lower corner bumped, minor shelf wear, else Fine. Documents and illustrates Bruce Rogers' creation of the Centaur typeface. 
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4 Christian Axel-Nilsson (b. 1934). [Prospectus] Type Studies: The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office. A History and Catalogue.
Stockholm: Norstedts Trycheri, 1983 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
PROSPECTUS for this important study of the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office in Stockholm. Bifold. 12 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches. [4] pp. Front page printed in red and black with a small lyre vignette, 2 illustrations, type specimens, table of contents on page [4]; ink notations on page [4], not affects any text, folded for mailing. Very Good. 
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5 D. Stempel AG. Chronik der Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG, Frankurt A. M.: Sechzig Jahre im Dienste der Lettern, 1895-1955.
Frankfurt am Main: D. Stempel AG, 1955 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
4to. 11 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches. [30] pp. Text in German, printed in various colors, 4 black-and-white portraits mounted on plates, chronology of the type faces of particular mention produced by D. Stempel printed in colors; text clean, unmarked. Red paper over boards, front cover stamped in gilt; binding square and tight, head of spine chipped. Very Good. This volume contains an excellent history of typefoundry D. Stempel. 
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6 Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941). Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals. [2 Vols., Complete].
Cambridge, MA; Oxford: Harvard University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927 First Edition, third printing. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
First printing was in 1922. Two Volumes. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. xxxii, 276; (xx), 308 pp. Half-titles, printer's device on title pages, 367 illustrations, Vol. II with chronological list of specimens, index; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned. Black cloth, spines titled in gilt, top edges gilt, added mylar dust-jackets; bindings square and tight, rubbed, jackets worn. Housed in a rough slip case fashioned from book board. Ownership signature of Richard M. Hewitt, M. D., Rochester, Minnesota, 1933. A clean, handsome set. Very Good. Printed at the Merrymount Press, Boston, MA. This work was the outgrowth of a series of courses on printing history taught at Harvard Business School. It contains 367 typographical illustrations selected from important books produced throughout the history of printing; the text comprises a commentary on the historical and artistic significance of the types illustrated. Daniel Berkeley Updike was an American printer and historian of typography. In 1880 he joined Houghton, Mifflin as an errand boy, advancing to the Riverside Press for training as a printer. In 1896 he founded the Merrymount Press, which earned a reputation for its superior designs and excellent printing. PROVENANCE: Richard M. Hewitt (b. 1892) was the director of printing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 
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7 David Pankow, editor. American Proprietary Typefaces.
American Printing History Association, 1998 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 720 copies designed by Jerry Kelly. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches. (180) pp. Title-page printed in red and black, 38 plates; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, added dust-jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear to the jacket. Very Good. Contains 11 articles by Susan Otis Thompson, Martin Hutner, Herbert H. Johnson, Cathleen A. Baker, Mark Argetsinger, Jerry Kelly, Dwight Agner, W. Gay Reading, John Kristensen, and Paul Hayden Duensing. David Pankow is the Curator Emeritus of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology, having retired in 2012. 
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Stanley Morison Et La Tradition Typographique, Fernand Baudin (1918-2005).
8 Fernand Baudin (1918-2005). Stanley Morison Et La Tradition Typographique
Brussels: Bibliotheque Albert Ier, 1966 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. (90) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Morison, Morison's initials in red on the title page, text in French, list 149 items with full bibliographic descriptions, 78 plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Color pictorial wrappers, perfect-bound; binding square and tight, shelf wear and soiling to the covers. Muir Dawson's Copy. Very Good. Contains an essay by Stanley Morison entitled "Les Premiers Principes de la Typographie." "The most comprehensive catalogue of Morison's work, profusely illustrated." Appleton. REFERENCE: Appleton, The Writings of Stanley Morison, No. 351. 
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English and Scottish Printing Types, 1501-35, 1508-41., Frank S. Isaac (b. 1882), editor.
9 Frank S. Isaac (b. 1882), editor. English and Scottish Printing Types, 1501-35, 1508-41.
Oxford: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1930 First Edition Collectible: Very Good 
WITH: ISAAC. English & Scottish Printing Types, 1535-58, 1552-58. Oxford: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1932. Series: Facsimiles and Illustrations, Nos. II and III. Two Volumes. 4to. 11 1/4 x 9 inches. Half-titles, title pages printed in black and red, alphabetic lists of printers, each set of figures introduced by short biographical vignettes of the printers, 98 facsimile figures of printing samples and title pages on plates in each volume; text clean, unmarked. Uniformly bound in tan cloth spines, brown paper over boards, spines and front covers titled in black, top edge gilt, added clear mylar dust-jackets; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to jacket. Very Good. Preface by Alfred William Pollard. The Annals of English Printing had a high percentage of undated books from the output of English presses for the first half of the sixteenth century. Isaac's work provides a means of correlating types with printers and a rough estimate of the time the types were in use. 
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10 Geoffrey Dowding (1905-1996). An Introduction to the History of Printing Types: An Illustrated Summary of the Main Stages in the Development of Type Design from 1440 up to the Present Day, An Aid to Type Face Identification.
London and New Castle, DE: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 1998 1884718434 / 9781884718434 Second Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION, with a new Foreword by Alan Bartram. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/4 inches. xxiv, 277 pp. Illustrated throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to jacket cover. Very Good. Studies the history of the great printer-publishers and their innovations over five centuries in a concise presentation. Well illustrated with examples of works held in The British Library and the St. Bride Foundation Printing Library. Geoffrey Dowding was Director of Wace and Company for many years; Wace and Company originally published this work in 1961. 
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Catalogue of I: Typefounders' Specimens; II: Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III: Works on Typefounding, Printing & Bibliography, Offered for Sale., Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
11 Graham Pollard (1903-1976). Catalogue of I: Typefounders' Specimens; II: Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III: Works on Typefounding, Printing & Bibliography, Offered for Sale.
Brighton: Tony Appleton, 1972 Reprint Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
REPRINT EDITION, LIMITED to 500 copies, this is number 209. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. (xii), (108) pp. Tables, 12 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, upper corner bumped, light shelf wear, front free end-paper creased at the upper corner. Very Good. Originally published by Birrell and Garnett, London, a book selling firm that Graham Pollard invested in, and became managing director of in 1927. During the 1920s and 1930s, the company produced many noted catalogs, such as the one reprinted here, which are now standard works of reference. Lists the specimens issued by typefounders of use to the student of typography. 
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"The Types of Christopher Plantin."  In: The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Fifth Series, Vol. XI, No. 3, September 1956., Harry Carter (1901-1982).
12 Harry Carter (1901-1982). "The Types of Christopher Plantin." In: The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Fifth Series, Vol. XI, No. 3, September 1956.
London: The Bibliographical Society; Oxford University Press, 1956 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Pages 170-179 of 14, 155-229, [1 blank] pp. Double-sided folding specimen sheet, "Reproductions from a Specimen of Plantin's Types Compiled About 1579" is present but detached from its original position between pages 178-179; pencil underlining at page 178-179. Printed wrappers; inner hinge cracked at pages 178-179, wrappers toned, chips and nicks to the extremities of the covers, the first few pages are dog-eared at the bottom edge. Good. The substance of this article is in the specimen sheet. It is based on printed sheets in a portfolio at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp labelled Varia II, which Carter portrays as "by far the best specimen of Plantin's collection of types." Other articles in this issue include: John Robert Moore, "The Canon of Defoe's Writings;" George R. Price, "The Manuscript and the Quarto of The Roaring Girl;" and Alan Lang Strout, "The Authorship of Articles in Blackwood's Magazine, Numbers xvii-xxiv (August 1818-March 1819)." 
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"Huguenot Typography."  Extract from: Huguenot Society Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1970., Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982).
13 Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982). "Huguenot Typography." Extract from: Huguenot Society Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1970.
Huguenot Society, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Acceptable Paperback 
EXTRACT. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. 532-544 pp. 1 figure, 4 plates; text clean, except for a pencil notation regarding the publication in the upper corners of page 532. Separated from the binding, the plates and last leaf of text are loose. SCARCE in the market. SOLD AS IS. By focusing on sixteenth-century Huguenot printers, Harry Carter is able in this paper to show their specific contributions to typographical development. 
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The Fell Types: What Has Been Done In and About Them., Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982).
14 Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982). The Fell Types: What Has Been Done In and About Them.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1968 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Pamphlet. 6 1/8 x 4 3/8 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Half-title, printed throughout in red and black inks, photographic illustration, type specimen of French Canon Roman type; text clean, unmarked. French-fold buff-colored wraps printed in black and green, stapled, binding square and tight, light shelf wear. With a Season's Greetings card for 1968 printed by M. T. Heinecken. Very Good. FIRST EDITION designed by Frederick Schneider and Sunniva Joyce, set in Linotype Optima, illustrations and type specimens from "John Fell, the University Press, and the 'Fell' Types" by Stanley Morison with the assistance of Harry Carter. 360 copies set aside by the publisher as Monograph No. 8 for distribution by the Typophiles, Inc. 
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15 Hendrick Vervliet (b. 1923). Post-Incunabula and their Publishers in the Low Countries.
The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1978 9024720796 / 9789024720798 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 inches. xiii, 205 pp. Half-title, frontispiece has the same text as the title page, frontispiece in Dutch, title page in English, printer's device on each, alphabetic list of printers, curriculum vitae of the 20 contributors, 102 openings with text on the left and an image from the book under discussion on the right, text in Dutch and English; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear to jacket. Very Good. This volume displays pages from the work of 60 sixteenth-century printers from the Low Countries as a means of expanding the knowledge of typography and to honor the 125th anniversary of the founding of publishing house Martinus Nijhoff. 
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Robert Granjon a Rome 1578-1589.  Notes Preliminaires a une Historie de la Typographie Romaine a la Fin du XVIe Siecle., Hendrik Desire Louis Vervliet (b. 1923).
16 Hendrik Desire Louis Vervliet (b. 1923). Robert Granjon a Rome 1578-1589. Notes Preliminaires a une Historie de la Typographie Romaine a la Fin du XVIe Siecle.
Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1967 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION, thus. From an article published in the Bulletin de l’Institut Historique Belge a Rome, 38, 1967, pp. 177-231. 8vo. 9 9/16 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], 55 pp. 16 figures; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, perfect bound; binding square and tight, light soiling and shelf wear. SCARCE in the market. Very Good. Traces the eleven-year sojourn of Robert Granjon in Rome in the late sixteenth century and his typographic activities while there. Presents a number of specimens, including Armenian, Syriac, Cyrillic, musical types, and much more. 
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Notes on a Century of Typography at the University Press, Oxford, 1693-1794.  A Photographic Reprint of the Edition of 1900 with an Introduction and Additional Notes by Harry Carter., Horace Hart (1840-1916).
17 Horace Hart (1840-1916). Notes on a Century of Typography at the University Press, Oxford, 1693-1794. A Photographic Reprint of the Edition of 1900 with an Introduction and Additional Notes by Harry Carter.
Oxford: At The Clarendon Press, 1970 Reprint Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FACSIMILE EDITION of a work originally published in 1900 in an edition of 150 copies; this edition printed in Oxford by Vivian Ridler, printer to Oxford University. 4to. 12 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. [x], 18, xvi, (204) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Hart, Preface by Vivian Ridler, list of recipients of the original edition, index; the introductory matter has neat pencil underlining on a few pages. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners bumped, affecting the corners of the text block, mylar with shelf wear. Very Good. This book put in order the ancient punches and matrices belonging to Oxford University Press and provided a liberal specimen of the types. It laid the foundation for the succeeding work of Stanley Morison which spanned the first half of the twentieth century. 
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18 Jack Werner Stauffacher (b. 1920). [Phaidros in Greek Letters]: A Search for the Typographic Form of Plato's Phaedrus.
San Francisco: The Greenwood Press, 1978 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. Tall Pamphlet. 12 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 36 pp. 30 figures, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, front cover printed in red and black with a photographic image, stapled; binding square and tight, lightly toned, lower corner bumped. Very Good. This booklet, issued to accompany Stauffacher's edition of Plato's Phaedrus published in 1978, presents "a record, in correspondence and facsimiles of proofs, of the four years of typographic experiments that led to the publication of Plato's Phaedrus at the Greenwood Press in San Francisco." Humphreys "Bibliography" in Stauffacher: A Typographic Journey, p. 258. 
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Stanley Morison, 1889-1967., James Moran.
19 James Moran. Stanley Morison, 1889-1967.
London: Monotype Corporation Limited, 1968 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. In: The Monotype Recorder, Volume 43, Number 3, Autumn 1968. 4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. [ii], (32) pp. MS initials within a typographic ornament on the title page, pencil drawing of Morison by Sir William Rothenstein, 1923, illustrations throughout (some color); text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, creased. Very Good. "It was appropriate that the first biographic work in English following Morison's death should have come from The Monotype Corporation. It was set in Barbou type, one of Morison's favourites, and printed at Cambridge." Appleton. With a strong emphasis on Morison's design work. REFERENCE: Appleton, The Writings of Stanley Morison, No. 363. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Specimen of Printing Types by William Caslon, London 1766.  A Facsimile with an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley, In: Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 16, 1983., James Mosley (b. 1936), editor.
20 James Mosley (b. 1936), editor. A Specimen of Printing Types by William Caslon, London 1766. A Facsimile with an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley, In: Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 16, 1983.
London: Printing Historical Society, 1983 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION, thus. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches. [iv], 113 pp. 3 photographic figures, many pages of typographic specimens; text clean, unmarked. Plain stiff wrappers, printed paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light toning to the spine. Very Good. Number 16 of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society consists of a single work on Caslon type specimens. 
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