Centaur and Arrighi

By: Robert Grabhorn (1900-1973)

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Broadside. 26 x 19 1/4 inches. Single sheet of paper printed on 1 side within a typographic border printed in red, Bruce Rogers' designer's mark at the bottom margin, large centaur historiated initials at the head of the text; text clean, unmarked, some thumbing to the outer margins, otherwise suitable for framing. Very Good. Designed by Bruce Rogers and set under his direction at the composing room of Mackenzie & Harris Typographers and Typefounders. The text of the specimen was written by Robert Grabhorn, each specimen size contains a bit more of the text which explains the historical development of the Centaur typeface, tracing its antecedents to Nicolas Jenson in the fifteenth century. The title word CENTAUR is a reproduction from original patterns used in making the matrices for Centaur. The initial and the designer's mark are from original drawings by Bruce Rogers. Printed on Worthy Charta paper by Taylor and Taylor. A nicely preserved piece of printing ephemera that involved many of the key characters of mid-century type design in California and nationally, as well. Worldcat records 6 copies over three records, only 3 of which are held in California.

Title: Centaur and Arrighi

Author Name: Robert Grabhorn (1900-1973)

Categories: Typography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Mackenzie & Harris and Taylor & Taylor: 1948

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: GK519-001

Keywords: Robert Grabhorn, Centaur and Arrighi, Mackenzie & Harris, Taylor & Taylor, Fine Press, Specimen Sheet, Broadside, Typography, Bruce Rogers