The Story of Frederic W. Goudy

By: Peter Beilenson (1905-1962)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1950 copies; this is one of the 350 copies reserved for the Typophiles as Chapbook No. 41. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [6], 68 pp. Half-title, red illustration of Goudy on title page, introductory note, introduction by Fred Goudy; text clean, unmarked. Full rust-colored cloth with gilt "FWG" initials on cover, spine titled in gilt, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, light toning and wear at edges of dust jacket. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-062. Very Good. This volume features the third printing of an article about Goudy originally published in 1933-34. Per the colophon, "the title page portrait is reproduced from a drawing by William Oberhardt. The book was composed on Monotype Goudy Modern at the Thistle Press, printed at the Peter Pauper Press on Curtis Colophon Text, and bound by H. Wolff, New York." The essay was reprinted for Goudy's Centennial and remains a seminal volume in any Goudy bibliography, particularly because, as the copyright page notes, it was "Goudy's favorite biography."

Title: The Story of Frederic W. Goudy

Author Name: Peter Beilenson (1905-1962)

Illustrator: William Oberhardt

Categories: Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK519-062

Keywords: Peter Beilenson, The Story of Frederic W. Goudy, William Oberhardt, Peter Pauper Press, The Thistle Press, Typophiles