BR to FWG

By: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957)

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed by Samuel T. Farquhar and A.R. Tommasini. 12mo. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. 21, [3] pp. Half-title, title page set within a typographic border, text in red and black inks; text clean and unmarked. Quarter parchment, marbled paper over boards, title stamped in gilt on front cover; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. PROVENANCE: Francis P. Farquhar's copy. MM219-012. Very Good. The Introduction is set in University of California Old Style which was designed for the University of California by Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947). The letter itself is set in Bruce Rogers' Centaur type. This volume consists of an introduction by Frederic W. Goudy and a reprint of a letter from Bruce Rogers to Goudy which survived a fire at Goudy's foundry in 1939. The contents of the letter are Bruce Rogers' comments on Goudy's book, The Alphabet, first published in 1922. Goudy was an American printer, artist, and type designer who enjoyed a long friendship with Rogers, the influential type designer. Both were early members of the Typophiles in the 1930s.

Title: BR to FWG

Author Name: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957)

Categories: Typography,

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM219-012

Keywords: BR to FWG, Bruce Rogers, Frederic W Goudy, Type Design, Typography, Typographers, Correspondence