Henry Lewis Johnson (1867-1937).
Title Decorative Ornaments and Alphabets of the Renaissance.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Publisher New York: Dover Publications, 1991
0486266052 / 9780486266053
Seller ID CH814-326
Dover Pictorial Archives Series. FACSIMILE REPRINT. 4to. 12 1/8 x 9 5/16 inches. (xiv), 187 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout, glossary, bibliography; pencil notations on title page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Color pictorial wrappers; bindings square and tight, light use / shelf wear. Very Good. This volume was first published in Boston by the Graphic Arts Company in 1923. Typographical ornamentation flourished in the gifted hands of Renaissance artisans, whose mastery of intricate graphic embellishment set high standards for the art of the printed page. This volume contains over a thousand examples of the finest work of these inspired craftsmen. Henry Lewis Johnson was a well-known early twentieth-century American printer and editor, and a collector and connoisseur of the printing and graphic arts.
Henry Lewis Johnson, Decorative Ornaments and Alphabets of the Renaissance, Graphic Arts