John Ryder (1917-2001).
Title Lines of the Alphabet in the Sixteenth Century.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher London: Stellar Press & The Bodley Head, 1965
Seller ID CH814-380
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 600 copies. 8vo. 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. (80) pp. Half-title, frontispiece woodcut from the title page of Torniello's Opera, printed in red and black, printer's device on title page, illustrated throughout, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth spine, gray paper over boards, turtle vignette on front cover, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, foot of spine bumped, covers a bit bowed. Errata slip loosely laid in. Very Good. Lists 31 humanistic writing manuals of the sixteenth century (with an addenda of 2 items), with bibliographical information on the left and a page of text or an illustration from the original on the right side of each opening.
John Ryder, Lines of the Alphabet in the Sixteenth Century, Paleography, Calligraphy, Writing Manuals, Sixteenth Century