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1 Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982). Orlando Jewitt.
London: Oxford University Press, 1962 0197116027 / 9780197116029 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches. [vi], (50) pp. Half-title, examples of Jewitt's engravings throughout; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped teal-blue cloth, original dust-jacket in archival mylar, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight, jacket soiled. Very Good. Thomas Orlando Sheldon Jewitt (1799-1869) was an English wood-engraver who specialized in Gothic architecture. His delicate work was familiar to generations of Victorians, but it has had no recognition since he died, and records of him are very slight. Harry Carter brings to light what can be known of Jewitt and his work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Henry Lewis Johnson (1867-1937). Decorative Ornaments and Alphabets of the Renaissance.
New York: Dover Publications, 1991 0486266052 / 9780486266053 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Dover Pictorial Archives Series. FACSIMILE REPRINT. 4to. 12 1/8 x 9 5/16 inches. (xiv), 187 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout, glossary, bibliography; pencil notations on title page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Color pictorial wrappers; bindings square and tight, light use / shelf wear. Very Good. This volume was first published in Boston by the Graphic Arts Company in 1923. Typographical ornamentation flourished in the gifted hands of Renaissance artisans, whose mastery of intricate graphic embellishment set high standards for the art of the printed page. This volume contains over a thousand examples of the finest work of these inspired craftsmen. Henry Lewis Johnson was a well-known early twentieth-century American printer and editor, and a collector and connoisseur of the printing and graphic arts. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Thoughts & Sketches, 1941-1945., Hermann Zapf (1918-2015).
3 Hermann Zapf (1918-2015). Thoughts & Sketches, 1941-1945.
New York: Kelly-Winterton Press, 2015 First Edition Hardcover New Hardcover Hermann Zapf. 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, set in Palatino nova types, designed by Jerry Kelly, scans by Akira Kobayashi of Linotype GmbH. Oblong 8vo. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. [xiv], 16 pp. of preliminaries and translations at the rear. Each of 3 sketch-books separately paginated; 24; 24; and 23 ff. Title page printed with red ornament, color drawings and calligraphy samples throughout; text clean, unmarked. White cloth, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. Fine. This volume contains facsimile reproductions of 3 sketchbooks that Hermann Zapf kept during the war years. After the war, when Zapf was still under 30 years of age, he presented these sketch books at the Stemple Typefoundry, and was immediately hired as the art director. Foreword by Jonathan Hoefler and an Introduction by Jerry Kelly. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 John Sparrow (1906-1992). Lapidaria (Volumes 1-8, complete).
First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Reynolds Stone 
FIRST EDITIONS, LIMITED to 100; 200; 125; 160; 200; 200; 200; 200 copies. These 8 volumes are: Lapidaria. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1943). [WITH]: Lapidaria Altera. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951). [WITH]: Lapidaria Tertia. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954). [WITH]: Lapidaria Quarta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958). [WITH]: Lapidaria Quinta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965). [WITH]: Lapidparia Sexta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969). [WITH]: Lapidaria Septima. (Cambridge: Rampant Lion's Press, 1969). [WITH]: Lapidaria Octava. (Cambridge: Rampant Lion's Press, 1969). 4to. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. 22; 12; 17; 18; 17; 20; 28; 18 inscriptions, title pages and colophons printed within a red engraved design by Reynolds Stone, each opening with an English note upon the source of the text on the left and the original Latin text on the right, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Uniformly bound in cream paper over flexible wrappers, titled in black; bindings square and tight, paper on Tertia and Quarta toned, light shelf wear to extremities and Lapideria and Lapideria Altera with bumped corners. All housed in a cream-cloth cover clam-shell cox with printed paper spine label by Heritage Bindery. Overall Very Good. These volumes consist of Latin inscriptions taken from various sources gleaned from the readings of the editor. Presented in a very severe typographic sensibility, the text consists of notes in English on the sources of the texts on the left of each opening with the Latin text on the right, and includes handsome title pages and colophon designed by Reynolds Stone (1909-1979). John Hanbury Angus Sparrow was in English academic, barrister, book collector and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford (1952-1977). His formal education was a Winchester College and New College, Oxford. At Oxford, Sparrow was well known as a book collector and bibliographer and was President of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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5 John Sparrow (1906-1992). The Collected Lapidaria.
Settrington, York: Stone Trough Books, 2006 0954454200 / 9780954454203 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Reynolds Stone 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies. Translations by Raymond Shaw-Smith, Introduction by Nicolas Barker. 8vo. 8 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches. 370 pp. Printed in red and black, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Red-stamped oatmeal cloth, dust-jacket with lithographic design by Mark Hearld and printed at the Curwen Press; binding square and tight. Fine. Latin inscriptions, primarily on stone, were the special interest of John Sparrow, classical scholar, bibliophile, and Warden of All Souls. These he collected in a series of Lapidaria, printed in small editions over many years. They are collected here for the first time between two covers. This volume also reproduces the 8 colophons in red in the end-papers, collecting all the text from the original 8 fascicles with new features that explain the criteria governing Sparrow's selection and also the interplay of form an verbal suggestion in the inscriptions. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Oskar Beyer (1890-1964). Rudollf Koch: ein Schopferisches Leben.
Offenbach: Wilhelm Kumm, 1984 3798206570 / 9783798206571 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
FACSIMILE REPRINT of the 1953 edition printed by Barenreiter. 4to. 11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches. (108) pp. Text in German, color frontispiece, illustrated throughout with examples of Rudolph Koch's work, tables at the rear provide a summary of Koch's exhibitions and contributions; text clean, unmarked. Quarter gray cloth, paper over board, facsimile of Koch's signature stamped in red foil on front cover, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. This volume presents a summary of the artistic contributions of Rudolf Koch (1876-1934), the German type designer who was also a master of lettering, calligraphy, typography, and illustration. Commonly known for his typefaces created for the Klingspor Type Foundry. His most widely used typefaces include Neuland and Kabel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Art Nouveau: Art and Design at the Turn of the Century, Peter Howard Selz and Mildred Constantine, editors.
7 Peter Howard Selz and Mildred Constantine, editors. Art Nouveau: Art and Design at the Turn of the Century
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1960 Hardcover Used: Good Good Hardcover 
4to. 9 3/4 x 7 inches. 192 pp. Color frontispiece, illustrated throughout in black-and-white, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped beige cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, cloth toned around edges, jacket chipped. Good. An exhaustive treatment of the subject. With articles by Alan M. Fern on Graphic Design; Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings by Peter Selz; Decorative Arts by Greta Daniel; and Architecture by Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Catalog of an exhibition that toured to the Museum of Modern Art, New York (June to September, 1960); Pittsburgh; Los Angeles County Museum (January 17 - March 5, 1961, and Baltimore (ending on May 15, 1961). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Ronald Salter (b. 1938). Fritz Kredel: Das buchkunstlerische Werk in Deutschland und Amerika.
Rudolstadt: Burgart-Presse, 2003 391020645X / 9783910206458 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 12 x 8 1/2 inches. 214 (2) pp. Half-title with color illustration, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Kredel, text in German-language, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, including samples of pages layouts, title pages, and color vignettes of Kredel's art work used as decorations throughout, bibliography of Kredel's published work, index; text clean, unmarked. Orange paper over boards, printed paper label on front cover, spine titled in gilt, added plain-paper and mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. A thoughtful and thorough treatment of the Fritz Kredel's work as an artist for books over the span of his career. An essential tool for the collector. Ronald Salter, an exile from World War II Germany, spent a 37 year career in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature at Tufts University. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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