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Condition: Very Good
Pasadena, CA: The Weather Bird Press, 2000.
8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. (44) pp. Half-title, title page printed in orange and black inks with a bell vignette in orange, color portrait of Walter Gebhard tipped-in, color and black-and-white illustrations of printing samples and specimen sheets on plates, folding plate of rule specimens, the "Technical Notes" at the rear include some cuts of printing presses and line drawings of matrices, "Patrick Reagh supplied much of the pictorial material shown as well as technical information," p. (7); text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped olive-drab cloth, printed paper spine label, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light soiling to the jacket. LH1022-015. Very Good.
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. Donald David Winter first went to work for Los Angeles Type Founders., Inc., in 1937, five months before he graduated from high school. Following the death of the Owner, Walter Gebhard, Winter became the General Manager of the firm, a position he held until the year 1985, when Winter sat for this interview for the UCLA Oral History Program. Los Angeles Type Founders produced hot metal type fonts for the secondary type market. This volume gives a succinct history of the decline in the use of hot metal composition during the course of the twentieth century. REFERENCE: Butcher, "Checklist" in Vance Gerry & the Weather Bird Press, No. 132a. Worldcat records 35 copies.
Title: L. A. Type: A Concise History of Los Angeles Type Founders, Inc. Compiled by Vance Gerry from a University of California, Los Angeles Oral History Program Interview with Don Winter
Edition: FIRST EDITION LIMITED to 100 copies
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: Pasadena, CA, The Weather Bird Press: 2000
Binding: Blind-stamped olive-drab cloth, printed paper spin
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches
Seller ID: LH1022-015
Keywords: don winter, fine press, l. a. type, limited edition, los angeles type founders, printing history, the weather bird press, ucla oran history program, vance gerry