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Fournier: The Compleat Typographer.

By: Allen Hutt (1901-1973).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Totowa, NJ:, Rowman and Littlefield,: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-196

ISBN: 0874711495

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: The Ars Typographica Library, Vol. I. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. xiv, 89 pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Fournier, frontispiece and title page printed within elaborate typographic border, examples of Fournier's typographic work in the text, also includes a reproduction of Fournier's Caracteres de l’Imprimerie (1742), index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Very Good. Pierre Simon Fournier (1712-1768) was the most outstanding typographic artist of his age throu... View more info

Debuts de L'Imprimerie en France. L'Imprimerie Nationale. L'Hotel de Rohan.

By: Arthur Christian (1838-1906).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris:, Imprimerie Nationale,: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-178

Condition: Collectible: Acceptable


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [vi], xxiv, 343, [3] pp. Text in French, headpieces, tailpieces (many printed in colors), decorative initials, plates with examples of early printing, index of plates; text with occasional marginal rubber stamps. Full navy buckram, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with shelf wear. Ex library rubber stamps of the Brigham Young University Library. Nice working copy. Good. Preface by Jules Claretie of the Academie Francaise. This volume includes a variety of type specimens from types held at the Impr... View more info

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A Sarospataki Nyomda Tortenete

By: Bela Takacs

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Budapest, Magyar Helikon: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF513-B174

ISBN: 9632072138

Condition: Used: Very Good


Large 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches. (208) pp. Text in Hungarian, illustrated throughout with pictures of title pages, press work, and bindings from the press from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth, list of titles produced from 1651-1671; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated paper over boards, printer's device in red on front cover, spine titled in black, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, top edge bumped, jacket chipped with shelf wear, light soiling to top edge of text black. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. A history of the Sarospataki publishing house in Hungary from the ... View more info

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Making Type Work

By: Benjamin Sherbow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Co.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF513-B249

Condition: Used: Very Good


12mo. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. [viii], 129, [1 ads] pp. 76 illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked, except at page 1 where some newsprint had been mounted, now removed, but the pages have offsetting from the newsprint. Gilt-stamped flexible blue cloth; binding square and tight, shelf wear and creasing to the covers. Awesome bookplate of Archie J. Little on front paste-down, dated 1920. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. "This book deals with those details of type arrangement that help advertising to do its job." Page 1. Sherbow was perhaps the first person to occupy the position ... View more info

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The Allen Press Bibliography, a Facsimile with Original Leaves and Additions To Date Including a Checklist of Ephemera

By: Book Club of California

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, The Book Club of California: 1985.

Seller ID: HX712-5

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, the facsimile printed by Mastercraft Press, the second part was designed by Lewis Allen and printed at the Tamal Land Press by Arlen Philpott. Originally issued at $ 150.00. Folio. 14 x 9 1/2 inches. (124) pp. Half-title, copyright page, title page in various colors, sectional heads in red, marginal notes in red and black, many of the reproductions and inserts are in various colors, "Epiloque" by Lewis and Dorothy Allen, "The Allen Press, An Appreciation" by Carey S. Bliss, index; text clean, unmarked. Full brown cloth with Columbian Press d... View more info

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An Account of the Making of the Oxford Lectern Bible

By: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Lanston Monotype Machine Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-194

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Pamphlet. 11 1/8 x 8 inches. 15, [1 blank pp. 4 specimen pages, initials; text unmarked, foxing on page 1. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. This is Bruce Rogers' account of the making of the Oxford Bible, commissioned by King George as a gift to the Memorial Church at Ypres, circa 1929. Rogers also supervised the printing of this pamphlet in Bible Centaur type. View more info

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BR to FWG

By: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957)

Price: $25.00

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

Seller ID: MM219-012

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 R... View more info

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The Centaur Types.

By: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: West Lafayette, IN:, Purdue University Press,: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: CH814-410

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], 92 pp. Decorative title page, specimens throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, lower corner bumped, minor shelf wear, else Fine. Documents and illustrates Bruce Rogers' creation of the Centaur typeface. View more info

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The Method of Founding Stereotype.

By: Charles Brightly and Thomas Hodgson (1755-1850).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York and London:, Garland Publishing,: 1982

Seller ID: IY1114-026

ISBN: 0824038835

Condition: New


Two Volumes in One. WITH: HODGSON, Thomas (1755-1850). An Essay on the Origin and Progress of Stereotype Printing. With a New Introduction by Michael L. Turner. FACSIMILE REPRINTS. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 9. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches. [xviii], 60; xii, (180), [4] pp. 3 plates in Brightly's work; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight. Fine. Brightly's work first appeared in 1809; Hodgson's in 1820. Brightly's work is a mere pamphlet, and is extremely rare in the wild; it was the earliest public account of the proces... View more info

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The Printers' Manual; Containing Instructions to Learners, With Scales of Impositions, And Numerous Calculations, Recipes, and Scales of Prices in the Principal Towns of Great Britain Together with Practical Directions for Conducting Every Department of a Printing Office

By: Charles Henry Timperley (1794-1869)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Gregg Press, Ltd.: 1965

Seller ID: KSF513-B252

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: English Bibliographical Sources, No. 7. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches. [iv], 115, [1] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece of "The Composing Room," case layouts, imposition schemes, tables throughout, illustrations of presses, list of technical terms; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. This book was written for "the inexperienced apprentice, or journeyman, who has not had the means of purchasing more expensive works upon the art of typography." From the Introduction. View more info

[Prospectus] Type Studies: The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office. A History and Catalogue.

By: Christian Axel-Nilsson (b. 1934).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stockholm:, Norstedts Trycheri,: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-344

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


PROSPECTUS for this important study of the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office in Stockholm. Bifold. 12 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches. [4] pp. Front page printed in red and black with a small lyre vignette, 2 illustrations, type specimens, table of contents on page [4]; ink notations on page [4], not affects any text, folded for mailing. Very Good. View more info

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Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist 1749-1831

By: Clifford K. Shipton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, The Printing House of Leo Hart: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SF713-33

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 94 pp. Photographic illustrations throughout, appendix is a "Section of Isaiah Thomas's Account of Stock, 1796," index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt spine, dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket chipped, spine toned. Very Good. Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) was an American newspaper publisher, author, and printer. Thomas was the first to read the Declaration of Independence in public in Worcester, Massachusetts and was the founder of the American Antiquarian Society. View more info

Chronik der Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel AG, Frankurt A. M.: Sechzig Jahre im Dienste der Lettern, 1895-1955.

By: D. Stempel AG.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main:, D. Stempel AG,: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-349

Condition: Used: Very Good


4to. 11 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches. [30] pp. Text in German, printed in various colors, 4 black-and-white portraits mounted on plates, chronology of the type faces of particular mention produced by D. Stempel printed in colors; text clean, unmarked. Red paper over boards, front cover stamped in gilt; binding square and tight, head of spine chipped. Very Good. This volume contains an excellent history of typefoundry D. Stempel. View more info

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The Practice of Typography

By: Daniel Berkeley Updike

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, Carroll Coleman at The Prairie Press: 1961

Seller ID: KSF11113-11

Condition: Used: Very Good


Single sheet of paper, folded twice and printed both sides. 13 1/2 x 9 inches. Title printed in black and red with woodcut vignette in blue, colophon on verso; text clean, unmarked, minor toning of outer fold. Muir Dawson's copy. Fine. "The Practice of Typography has been designed, hand set and printed by Carroll Coleman of The Prairie Press, Iowa City, Iowa. The types are Eric Gill's Perpetua Titling capitals and Joanna." Colophon. View more info

Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals. [2 Vols., Complete].

By: Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA; Oxford:, Harvard University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,: 1927

Edition: First Edition, third printing.

Seller ID: CH814-253

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First printing was in 1922. Two Volumes. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. xxxii, 276; (xx), 308 pp. Half-titles, printer's device on title pages, 367 illustrations, Vol. II with chronological list of specimens, index; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned. Black cloth, spines titled in gilt, top edges gilt, added mylar dust-jackets; bindings square and tight, rubbed, jackets worn. Housed in a rough slip case fashioned from book board. Ownership signature of Richard M. Hewitt, M. D., Rochester, Minnesota, 1933. A clean, handsome set. Very Good. Printed at the Merrymount Press, Boston, M... View more info

American Proprietary Typefaces.

By: David Pankow, editor.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Printing History Association,: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-110

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 720 copies designed by Jerry Kelly. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches. (180) pp. Title-page printed in red and black, 38 plates; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, added dust-jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear to the jacket. Very Good. Contains 11 articles by Susan Otis Thompson, Martin Hutner, Herbert H. Johnson, Cathleen A. Baker, Mark Argetsinger, Jerry Kelly, Dwight Agner, W. Gay Reading, John Kristensen, and Paul Hayden Duensing. David Pankow is the Curator Emeritus of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute... View more info

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Advanced Typography For Students.

By: E. G. Shepherd.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London:, MacDonald & Evans,: 1962

Edition: FIRST EDITION, reprinted.

Seller ID: KSF713-72

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, reprinted. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. xvi, 326 pp. 83 figures, 9 tables, bibliography, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine stamped in silver; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. This book was designed to prepare students to pass the final exams of the City and Guilds of London Institute in Typography. E. G. Shepherd was Head of Printing and General Education at the College of Further Education, Dunstable. View more info

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Abram Krol: Dix Annees De Livres, 1949-1959

By: Ecole Estienne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Ecole Estienne: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF513-B266

Condition: Used: Very Good


Oblong 8vo. 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [44] pp. Text in French, illustrated throughout; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, covers toned. Very Good. Abram Krol (1919-2001) was a Polish-born Hasidic Jew, whose masterwork is an edition of the Torah with 187 engravings. Krol emigrated to France in 1938, where he lived the rest of his life. This book is a review of 17 books with Abram Krol's illustrations produced between 1949 and 1959. With a Preface by Robert Ranc. View more info

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Electrotyping in Its Relation to the Graphic Arts

By: Edward S. Pilsworth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Macmillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF513-B208

Condition: Used: Very Good


12mo. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. ix, 131 pp. 65 figures; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped dark green cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. A technical manual, with history of the development of the process, of the method of producing duplicates on an industrial scale, known as electrotyping. View more info

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A Comp's-Eye View of Type

By: Emerson Gisel Wulling

Price: $25.00

Publisher: La Crosse, WI, Sumac Press: 1947

Seller ID: KSF11113-70

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. 12mo. 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches. 23 pp. Printed in red and black, 18 type specimens, various whimsical typographic compositions and designs; text clean, unmarked. Green printed wrappers, edges stained red; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy. Near Fine. A specimen book. Wulling describes and uses the 18 different fonts, both in traditional and whimsical manners, owned by him at his Sumac Press in Wisconsin. Wulling was an English teacher and an avid and accomplished hobby printer. View more info