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Book of Alphabets., Charles T. Powner Co.
1 Charles T. Powner Co. Book of Alphabets.
Chicago: The Charles T. Powner Co. 1946 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong 8vo. 5 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. 65 ff. Alphabets in different fonts; pencil marking on back of page 50. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, rear cover toned. Very Good.Specimen Book with more than 120 alphabets to study. "An excellently compiled list of alphabets for the use of architects, draughtsmen and students in lettering. Contains a variety of styles both modern and antique for commercial or decorative purposes." From the title page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering., Edward M. Catich (1906-1979).
2 Edward M. Catich (1906-1979). Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering.
Davenport, IA: Catfish Press, 1972 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. viii, 32, [2] pp. First gathering mis-numbered, printer's device on title page, printed in 3 colors, textual ornaments and headers printed in blue and brown inks, decorative initial, index of plates; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled gray cloth spine, marbled paper boards with paper label on front cover, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, small blue paint stain on label. Comes with an additional 8-page Praenotanda, a lecture given by Catich, The Origin of Letter Forms, laid in. SIGNED by Catich in preliminaries. Very Good. WITH: CATICH. Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering. Davenport, IA: The Catfish Press, (1972). Portfolio. 11 3/4 x 9 inches. 27 ff. Printer's device on title page, printed in 3 colors, recto of each leaf printed with a letter of the alphabet, versos printed with samples of fonts. Gilt-titled gray cloth spine, marbled paper boards with paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Edward Catich was an American calligrapher whose calligraphy and stone work was internationally renowned. He is well-known for his theory on the origin of serifs in Imperial Rome. Here he writes about the Roman-alphabet writing tools - the reed, the brush, and the square-tipped pen - and provides a portfolio with examples of the alphabet written in each, and printed on archival-quality Mohawk Superfine text and cover stock. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Types and Bookmaking Containing Notes on the Books Printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press., Fred Anthoensen (1882-1969).
3 Fred Anthoensen (1882-1969). Types and Bookmaking Containing Notes on the Books Printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press.
Portland, ME: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1943 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. (xii), (173) pp. Bibliography, specimen pages from books bound in, keepsake bound in; text clean, unmarked, colophon torn and creased. Green paper, top edge speckled, leather label on spine in gilt; binding square and tight. Comes in a slipcase. Very Good. A history of the Southworth-Anthoensen Press, including a bibliography and specimens of their work. The Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine was nationally renowned as a creator of fine books. Throughout most of its existence the Press used Linotype machine composition in order to craft books of the highest quality. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Golden Alphabet., Rebecca Saady Bingham.
4 Rebecca Saady Bingham. Golden Alphabet.
Hyattsville, MD: Rebecca Press, 1986 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
LIMITED EDITION of 200 numbered copies printed "just for fun," this is number 96. Miniature Book. 2 11/16 x 1 4/8 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. The pages are joined at the top edge, the inner pages not printed on or included in the pagination, text printed with gold foil, fountain vignette on title-page, 26 elaborately decorated letters, stork vignette stamped in gilt, 26 letters each with their own artistic treatment; text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth, gilt-titled leather front cover label, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Rebecca Bingham on the colophon. Fine. Beautiful gilt alphabet. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 432. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640., Ronald B. McKerrow (1872-1940).
5 Ronald B. McKerrow (1872-1940). Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640.
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1949 Second Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION. 4to. 11 1/2 x 9 inches. [ii], liv, 216 pp. Examples of printers? devices, appendix, facsimiles, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Black-titled natural cloth spine, brown paper over boards; binding square and tight, end papers toned, minor shelf wear. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations show from whom he purchased the book, date, and price, at the rear. Near Fine. "'McKerrow's Devices' is the third of the Bibliographical Society?s publications to be reprinted by photo-offset-lithography for sale to the public as well as to members of the Society. Like its two companions, the Short-title Catalogue and Duff's Century, it has become an indispensable work of reference for students of early English books. Although it is over 35 years since it first appeared and although much additional information about the use of the various devices has been accumulated, it remains a remarkably complete survey of the field, very few additions having been found." Foreword. Ronald B. McKerrow was one of the leading bibliographers and Shakespeare scholars of the Twentieth-century. Wikipedia. 
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The Little ABC Book of Rudolph Koch., Rudolf Koch (1876-1934).
6 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934). The Little ABC Book of Rudolph Koch.
London: Merrion Press, etc., 1976 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FACSIMILE REPRINT of 2,500 copies. Oblong 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. Unpaginated. Memoir by Fritz Kredel, preface by Warren Chappell, alphabets designed by Rudolph Koch; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, original clear plastic dust-wrapper; binding square and tight, the jacket with minor shelf wear on the outer surface. 3 pieces of ephemera laid in. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations with his library number, from whom he purchased the book, date, and price, in end pages. SIGNED by Berthold Wolpe. Fine. Originally designed by Warren Chappell in 1939 for G. Stempel, printed at Merriden Gravure for the 4 publishers, including David R. Godine, Friends of the Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach, and the Typophiles. Laid in are 3 pieces of ephemera: 1) original prospectus for Buchstabenfreude: The Delight of Letters, printed by the private press and typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing, Paul Hayden Duensing; 2) Merrion Press's complete catalog to 1977; and 3) introductory remarks on this volume, written by Berthold Wolpe. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Correct Composition: A Treatise on Spelling, Abbreviations, the Compounding and Division of Words, the Proper Use of Figures and Numerals, Italic and Capital Letters, Notes, Etc., With Observations on Punctuation and Proof-Reading., Theodore Lowe De Vinne (1828-1914).
7 Theodore Lowe De Vinne (1828-1914). Correct Composition: A Treatise on Spelling, Abbreviations, the Compounding and Division of Words, the Proper Use of Figures and Numerals, Italic and Capital Letters, Notes, Etc., With Observations on Punctuation and Proof-Reading.
New York: The Century Company, 1901 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Series: The Practice of Typography, Vol. 2. 8vo. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. x, 476 pp. Headpieces, figures, index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt-titled spine with red leather label, top edge gilt, bookplate mounted on front pastedown; binding square and tight, edges toned, shelf wear, offsetting from bookplate on front free end paper. Very Good. "Theodore Low De Vinne was one of America's most important printers, not just for his workmanship and innovations, but also for his contributions as historian and book collector." De Vinne wrote a series of books on the history and practice of printing. http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/de-vinne-theodore-low-1828-1914 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design., Walter Tracy (1914-1995).
8 Walter Tracy (1914-1995). Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design.
London: Gordon Fraser, 1986 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (223) pp. Figures with examples of typefaces, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt-titled spine, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear on head of dust jacket spine. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations with his library number, from whom he purchased the book, date, and price, in end pages. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Walter Tracy was an English typographer. In this book he traces the revolution from hand-made type to computer-designed type faces, and gives a history of type, its design, and manufacturing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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