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Fournier: The Compleat Typographer.

By: Allen Hutt (1901-1973).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Totowa, NJ:, Rowman and Littlefield,: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-196


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... View more info

Debuts de L'Imprimerie en France. L'Imprimerie Nationale. L'Hotel de Rohan.

By: Arthur Christian (1838-1906).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris:, Imprimerie Nationale,: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-178


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. Prefa... View more info

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The Centaur Types.

By: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: West Lafayette, IN:, Purdue University Press,: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: CH814-410


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. View more info

[Prospectus] Type Studies: The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office. A History and Catalogue.

By: Christian Axel-Nilsson (b. 1934).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stockholm:, Norstedts Trycheri,: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-344


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. View more info

Chronik der Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG, Frankurt A. M.: Sechzig Jahre im Dienste der Lettern, 1895-1955.

By: D. Stempel AG.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main:, D. Stempel AG,: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-349


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. View more info

Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals. [2 Vols., Complete].

By: Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA; Oxford:, Harvard University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,: 1927

Edition: First Edition, third printing.

Seller ID: CH814-253


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... View more info

American Proprietary Typefaces.

By: David Pankow, editor.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Printing History Association,: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-110


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, a... View more info

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Stanley Morison Et La Tradition Typographique

By: Fernand Baudin (1918-2005).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brussels:, Bibliotheque Albert Ier,: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-94


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 Princ... View more info

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English and Scottish Printing Types, 1501-35, 1508-41.

By: Frank S. Isaac (b. 1882), editor.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press,: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-055


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 plat... View more info

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.

By: Geoffrey Dowding (1905-1996).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London and New Castle, DE:, The British Library and Oak Knoll Press,: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: CH814-176


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... View more info

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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.

By: Graham Pollard (1903-1976).

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Brighton:, Tony Appleton,: 1972

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: CH814-252


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... View more info

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Two Specimen Ephemeral Pieces.

By: Greenwood Press.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Greenwood Press,: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-261


FIRST EDITIONS, of these ephemeral pieces that provide specimens of type faces available for use at the Greenwood Press of Jack Werner Stauffacher. 1) Also available at the Greenwood Press.... San Francisco: Greenwood Press, n. d. [but circa 1954]. Small Broadside. 7 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches. [4] pp. Single sheet folded once and printed on front page only. Printed in black and brown inks, types presented are Reiner Script, Bodoni, P. T. Barnum, Perpetua, Janson Antiqua,... View more info

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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.

By: Harry Carter (1901-1982).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London:, The Bibliographical Society; Oxford University Press,: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-415


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 ... View more info

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"Huguenot Typography." Extract from: Huguenot Society Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1970.

By: Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Huguenot Society,: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-395


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. View more info

Post-Incunabula and their Publishers in the Low Countries.

By: Hendrick Vervliet (b. 1923).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Hague,, Martinus Nijhoff,: 1978

Seller ID: CH814-042


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 ti... View more info

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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.

By: Hendrik Desire Louis Vervliet (b. 1923).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Amsterdam:, Menno Hertzberger & Co.,: 1967

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: CH814-394


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. Presen... View more info

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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.

By: Horace Hart (1840-1916).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oxford:, At The Clarendon Press,: 1970

Edition: Reprint Edition.

Seller ID: CH814-056


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 ... View more info

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[Phaidros in Greek Letters]: A Search for the Typographic Form of Plato's Phaedrus.

By: Jack Werner Stauffacher (b. 1920).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Greenwood Press,: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-334


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... View more info

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Two Stauffacher-related pieces of ephemera.

By: Jack Werner Stauffacher (b. 1920).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Red Hill Press and Greenwood Press,: 1990

Edition: First Editions.

Seller ID: CH814-421


1) "Ben Jonson." Card printed on 1 side. 5 1/2 x 4 inches. 10 lines of poetry in 2 stanzas, "A salute to Jack Stauffacher from The Red Hill Press upon his 70th birthday & his Horace (forthcoming 1991 from the Greenwood Press)." Minor shelf wear, pencil notations on recto and verso. Very Good. 2) Compliments card, "Nicholas Kis type specimen, Amsterdam 1686." Compliments of Jack Werner Stauffacher The Greenwood Press. Two items of text, "Mediaen Romein," 4 lines ... View more info

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Stanley Morison, 1889-1967.

By: James Moran.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London:, Monotype Corporation Limited,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-82


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 ... View more info