John Ryder (1917-2001).
Title Lines of the Alphabet: The Early Constructions and Some Notes on Facsimiles.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition Proof Edition
Publisher London: Stellar Press & The Bodley Head, 1964
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, and sought to encourage their publication, since the originals were so rare. John Ryder was one of the foremost British book designers of the late twentieth century, dedicated to typographical excellence, legibility, and the well-made book. In 1957, Ryder joined The Bodley Head where he had a thirty-year career as art director, establishing his reputation as a book designer.
John Ryder, Lines of the Alphabet The Early Constructions and Some Notes on Facsimiles, Calligraphy