Chapters on Writing and Printing

By: Carolyn R. Hammer (1911-2001), compiler

Price: $500.00

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LIMITED EDITION of 134 copies, this is number 72, printed on Japanese Hosho paper. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (72) pp. 2 illustrations printed from the original blocks carved by Thomas Bewick, 3 facsimile signatures, figures; text clean, unmarked. Val de Laga (Duna) paper over boards, printed paper spine label, deckle edges, original plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket wrinkled with small tears. Comes with the original prospectus. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Fine. This volume contains 4 chapters contributed by 4 authors: "Calligraphy for the Printer" by Paul Standard; "Digressions on the Roman Letter" by Victor Hammer; "Printing from the Blocks of Thomas Bewick" by R. Hunter Middleton; and "Notes on the Stamperia del Santuccio" by Carolyn R. Hammer. Includes calligraphic charts, proof signatures from early imprints of the Stamperia del Santuccio, sheets illustrating later uncial types, and 2 Bewick engravings printed from the original blocks. Carolyn Hammer, the printer, was an influential figure in modern fine printing in the United States along with her husband Victor Hammer. This is the seventh publication of Carolyn Hammer's Anvil Press.

Title: Chapters on Writing and Printing

Author Name: Carolyn R. Hammer (1911-2001), compiler

Categories: Fine Printing,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Anvil Press: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-037

Keywords: Carolyn R. Hammer, Paul Standard, Victor Hammer, R. Hunter Middleton, Thomas Bewick, Anvil Press, Fine Printing, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Chapters on Writing and Printing