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The Calligrapher's Handbook: Essays by M. C. Oliver [and others]

By: C. M. Lamb, editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Limited: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK418-016


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. 252 pp. 52 figures, 50 plates, tables, appendices, bibliography, index, 50 plates; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, top edge lightly dust-soiled, end-papers offset, 1 1/2 inch piece missing from tail of dust jacket spine. Muir Dawson's copy with "Muir" in pencil on the upper corner of the front free end-paper. Very Good. "This book of essays on... View more info

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Reed, Pen, & Brush: Alphabets for Writing and Lettering

By: Edward M. Catich (1906-1979)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Visual Communication Books, Hasting House Publishers: 1980

Seller ID: SFK418-017


Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 64 pp. 27 plates, including 16 alphabets; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, outer corners of front cover curled. Very Good. Edward Catich was an American Roman Catholic priest, teacher, and calligrapher. This book considers the Roman writing tools - the reed, the brush, and the square-tipped pen. Sixteen suitable alphabets are shown in both upper and lower-case. Instructions on how to write and letter... View more info

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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.

By: Hermann Zapf (1918-2015).

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York:, Museum Books Inc.,: 1952

Seller ID: YF1016-003


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... View more info

Lines of the Alphabet: The Early Constructions and Some Notes on Facsimiles.

By: John Ryder (1917-2001).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, Stellar Press & The Bodley Head,: 1964

Edition: Proof Edition

Seller ID: CH814-310


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... View more info

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Latin Bookhands of the Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500

By: S. Harrison Thomson (1895-1975)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: FSK418-010


FIRST EDITION. Folio. 14 1/8 x 10 inches. Unpaginated. [254] pp. Half-title, title page, Introduction, table of contents, photographic reproductions of manuscripts, along with a short description and transcription on facing page; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Very Good. S. Harrison Thomson was professor emeritus ... View more info

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Early Italian Writing-Books: Renaissance to Baroque.

By: Stanley Morison (1889-1967).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston:, David R Godine,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-106


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 ... View more info