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Pen and Graver: Alphabets & Pages of Calligraphy by Hermann Zapf.  With a Preface by Paul Standard.  Cut in Metal by August Rosenberger., Hermann Zapf (1918-2015).
1 Hermann Zapf (1918-2015). Pen and Graver: Alphabets & Pages of Calligraphy by Hermann Zapf. With a Preface by Paul Standard. Cut in Metal by August Rosenberger.
New York: Museum Books Inc., 1952 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 2,000 copies. Oblong 4to. 9 x 12 inches. [iv], pp., 25 ff., [10] pp. Printed in brick-red and black inks throughout; text clean, unmarked. Vellum spine, blind-stamped brown paper over boards, added clear mylar jacket; binding square and tight, slight bumps to corners, else Fine. This is the first English-Language Edition of Feder und Stichel, printed on Italian Fabriano paper in the private printing office of D. Stempel AG type foundry, Frankfurt am Main. The calligraphic pages were designed by Hermann Zapf between 1939 and 1941. The Historical Appendix in this volume was also contributed by Hermann Zapf and translated by Paul Standard who contributed the Preface to this volume All the metal plates were cut by hand by August Rosenberger, punch-cutter to D. Stempel AG. Text set in Palatino. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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2 John Ryder (1917-2001). Lines of the Alphabet: The Early Constructions and Some Notes on Facsimiles.
London: Stellar Press & The Bodley Head, 1964 Proof Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
PROOF EDITION of 50 copies prepared for circulation and correction. 8vo. 10 x 6 9/16 inches. (80) pp. Printed in red and black, printer's device on title page, illustrated throughout, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Red flexible boards, printed dust-jacket with added clear mylar jacket; binding square and tight, head of spine bumped, mylar jacket with shelf wear. Very Good. This booklet noted the lack of adequate facsimiles of Humanistic writing manuals, and sought to encourage their publication, since the originals were so rare. John Ryder was one of the foremost British book designers of the late twentieth century, dedicated to typographical excellence, legibility, and the well-made book. In 1957, Ryder joined The Bodley Head where he had a thirty-year career as art director, establishing his reputation as a book designer. 
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Early Italian Writing-Books: Renaissance to Baroque., Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
3 Stanley Morison (1889-1967). Early Italian Writing-Books: Renaissance to Baroque.
Boston: David R Godine, 1990 0879238801 / 9780879238803 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (50) pp. Title page printed in brown and black, 1 double-page folding plate; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear, toning, and tears to jacket. Very Good. Edited by Nicolas Barker. Another project Morison was working upon at the time of his death, this work focuses on the history and development of early Italian writing books. This volume was beautifully printed by Martino Mardersteig's Edizioni Valdonega, and contains important commentary on the history of printing and the development of letters. 
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