Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972).
Title The Italian Sixteenth Century.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London: Ernest Benn LTD, 1926
Seller ID CH814-191
Series: Periods of Typography. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches. 34 pp. Half-title, 50 plates; text clean, unmarked. Patterned paper over boards, printed paper front cover and spine labels, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf / use wear, the edges of the boards are toned, edges of the text block spotted. Book plate of Robert Arundell Hudson on the front paste-down. Very Good. Alfred Johnson made major contributions towards the dating and attribution of early printed books from their typography which led Johnson to a wider interest in typefaces and design. Alfred F. Johnson was an English academic librarian, bibliographer, curator, and expert in typography. He was Deputy Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. He was the author of many bibliographical reference works, and the standard Encyclopaedia of Typefaces. PROVENANCE: Sir Robert Arundell Hudson (1864-1927) was assistant and later secretary of the National Liberal Federation. After the Liberal victory in 1906, Hudson was knighted. He worked for the Red Cross during the Great War. He resigned from politics and died in London in 1927, and is buried in the West Cloister of Westminster Abbey.
Alfred Forbes Johnson, The Italian Sixteenth Century, Periods of Typography Series, Printing History, Typography