Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface.

By: Robert Bringhurst.

Price: $275.00

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 235. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 29. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (296) pp. Half-title, color frontispiece, text printed in black with red accents, color illustrations and type samples throughout, portions of the book are letterpress printed in 2 colors from handset foundry type and Linotype metal, tables, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, printed paper front cover label, spine titled in gilt, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Slip case covered in printed paper; minor shelf wear to slip case. Also laid in are 1) Specimen sheet (bifold) of Zapf's foundry Heraklit (1 of 500); 2) "Key to the Latin Specimen Pages in (& the Greek Supplement to)" this book (1 of 500). This is copy number 144 SIGNED by Robert Bringhurst. Fine. This is the most in-depth history of a type family "Palatino" ever written; it is a definitive account of Hermann Zapf's most ambitious and enduring design project - Palatino. The collection includes previously unpublished sketches and drawings from Zapf's studio, the Zapf Archive in Germany, the Stemple Foundry, the Linotype archive, and the Zapf Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Title: Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface.

Author Name: Robert Bringhurst.

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: SFK519-005

Keywords: Robert Bringhurst, Palatino The Natural History of a Typeface, Hermann Zapf, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition