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Designing a Book: The Typophile Chap Books Bibliography

By: Abe Lerner (1908-2002)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1993

Seller ID: SFK519-1065

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Typophile Monograph, New Series, No. 10. LIMITED EDITION of 800 copies, this is 1 of 300 for the Typophiles, designed by Abe Lerner, printed at the Stinehour Press. Pamphlet. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Half-title, 2 page samples; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1065. Very Good. "How do you do it? A rhetorical question of course. Yet, and nevertheless, I answered it. One starts with a fund of experience, I wrote, a mental inventory out of which one draws the major... View more info

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Some Random Recollections: An Informal Talk Made at the Grolier Club, New York, 21 October 1948

By: Alfred Abraham Knopf (1892-1984)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1949

Seller ID: SFK519-1011

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, No. XXII. LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies, designed by W. A. Dwiggins, printed and bound at the Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches. [vi], 41, [13] pp. Half-title, frontispiece caricature, headpiece, 4 ff. of printer's marks from the Borzoi Kennel, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped red cloth, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket lightly toned, chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1011. Very Good. The text is in Linotype Arcadia, a type designed by W. A. ... View more info

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Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. With Comments by Antonio Frasconi, Joseph Blumenthal and Paul Bennett

By: Antonio Frasconi (1919-2013), et al

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK519-1028

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, No. XXXIV. LIMITED EDITION of 395 copies designed and printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press on Curtis Rag paper, binding by the Russell-Rutter Company. 12mo. 7 1/10 x 4 3/4 inches. [xii], [72] pp. Half-title, introductory material printed in black and red inks, including introductory note from the artist, a comment by the printer, and Paul Bennett's "The Background of this Book," the bulk of the text is presented in French-fold format, some pages blank, some woodcuts presented double-page and in a variety of colors, but primarily black; text clean, unmark... View more info

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Hands Off or Hands On?

By: Beatrice Warde (1900-1969)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1969

Seller ID: SFK519-1056

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. 93. NO LIMITATION STATED, designed by Janet Anderson at the Composing Room, Inc., composed in Monotype Bembo. Pamphlet. 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. [x], 23, [3] pp. Half-title, typographic ornaments throughout, Foreword by Charles Antin, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Orange embossed wrappers of Fabriano cover stock printed with "BW" on front cover, stapled, binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1056. Very Good. This volume contains the text of an address by Beatrice Warde to the Soci... View more info

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The Art of Virtue: From the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Begun at Passy in 1784

By: Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1955

Seller ID: SFK519-1052

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 43. LIMITED EDITION of 350 extra copies for Typophiles, designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project by Lewis F. White at the Privy Council Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (40) pp. Half-title, woodcut portrait of Franklin at a writing desk by John De Pol, BF monogram on title page in slate blue, 2 illustrations by De Pol including the printer's device on the colophon, 2 reproductions of pages from Franklin's autobiography; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red paper over boards, glassine dust-jacket; binding square the tight, some minor foxing to th... View more info

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Off the Dead Bank: Addresses, Reviews, and Verses

By: Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1949

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: SFK519-1013

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, No. XIX. LIMITED EDITION of 675 copies, designed by Carl P. Rollins and printed at the Printing-Office of the Yale University Press. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches. [ii], (142) pp. Half-title, title-page printed within a typographic border, headpiece, decorative initials; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, printed paper over boards, spine titled in white, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket toned and chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. Comes with the original prospectus; toned with shelf wear. SFK519-1013. Very Good. Conta... View more info

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Souvenirs of My Inky Past

By: Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, New York Public Library: 1950

Seller ID: SFK519-1048

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. 25. Pamphlet. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. 9, [2] pp. Text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, extremities toned, light shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1048. Very Good. Remarks by Carl Purington Rollins at the opening of an exhibition of his printing at the Grolier Club, April 19, 1949. View more info

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Letter from a Danish Typographer

By: Carl Volmer Nordlunde (1888-1970)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1967

Seller ID: SFK519-1035

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, printed at Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri, Copenhagen. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. (86) pp. Illustrated throughout (some color), type specimens, printer's mark in brick-red on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown leather, decorative paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light rubbing to the leather spine. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Laid in is a handsome bifold with C. Volmer Nordlunde's tribute to Paul Bennett; heavy toning at the outside of the fold. SFK519-1035. Very Good. Danish typographer C. Volmer Nordlund... View more info

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B. Franklin, Innovator

By: Charles V. Morris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1961

Seller ID: SFK519-1054

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 63. Designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project, New York, 1961, by Lewis F. White at the Privy Council Press, illustrations are wood engravings by John DePol of the Endgrain Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (30) pp. Half-titles, 14 woodcuts by John DePol, dates in various color inks; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated red paper over boards, gilt-titled spine, glassine dust-jacket; binding square and tight, some minor wear to spine, jacket toned and chipped at the spine ends. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1054. Very Good. This... View more info

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Franklin of Philadelphia in London

By: Charles V. Morris, editor and introduction

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1971

Seller ID: SFK519-1059

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 95. Designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project, New York, 1971, by A Burton Carnes of the ABC Press, wood engravings by John DePol of the Endgrain Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (78) pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout with woodcuts by John DePol in red, decorative initials, tailpieces; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped gray paper over boards, glassine dust-jacket; binding square the tight, jacket toned and chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1059. Very Good. This is the 18th Keepsake in the Printing Week Library co... View more info

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Franklin of Philadelphia in London

By: Charles V. Morris, editor and introduction

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1971

Seller ID: SFK519-1060

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 95. Designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project, New York, 1971, by A Burton Carnes of the ABC Press, wood engravings by John DePol of the Endgrain Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (78) pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout with woodcuts by John De Pol in red, decorative initials, tailpieces; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped gray paper over boards, glassine dust-jacket; binding square the tight, jacket toned and chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1060. Very Good. This is the 18th Keepsake in the Printing Week Library c... View more info

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Sheep Will Never Make Insurrections and some other Bon Mots of Bon Homme Richard

By: Charles V. Morris, editor and introduction

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1973

Seller ID: SFK519-1063

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Monograph, No. 125. Designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project, New York, 1973, by A Burton Carnes of the ABC Press, wood engravings by John DePol of the Endgrain Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. (54) pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout with woodcuts by John DePol in maroon ink, decorative initials, tailpieces, list of twenty years of publishing the Printing Week Library of Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes, list of recipients of the Franklin Medal presented during Printing Week in New York; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown paper over boards, glassine dust-ja... View more info

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Through the Mill with B. R. A Play on BRinting

By: Claire Bruce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1950

Seller ID: SFK519-1015

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, No. XXI. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies, designed by James Hendrickson and Claire Bruce and printed at the Montgomery Press, Pelham, NY. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches. (44) pp. Half-title, title-page with a Spice Cabinet design, a few illustrations in the text, 2 designs at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Orange linen, spine titled in brown, printed paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket spine toned. Includes the original prospectus. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1015. Very Good. A small play which is a commentary on the process o... View more info

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D. B. Updike & John Bianchi: A Note on Their Association

By: Daniel B. Bianchi (1904-1993)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, The Society of Printers: 1965

Seller ID: SFK519-1055

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. 81. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is 1 of 350 copies issued as Typophile Monograph 81, designed by Daniel B. Bianchi. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches. [ii], (30) pp. 2 portraits, 1 each of Updike and Bianchi, reproduction of a letter between the 2; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, glassine dust-jacket, French marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked at the copyright page, jacket chipped with minor toning. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1055. Very Good. John Bianchi (b. 1874 in Italy) was D. B. Up... View more info

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Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt: A Bibliography by Donald C. Dickinson

By: Donald C. Dickinson (1927-2016)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1975

Seller ID: SFK519-1062

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. ??? (not stated). LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, typographic design by Dennis J. Grastorf. 12mo. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. [vi], 37, [3] pp. Half-title, title page printed within black and red rules, red device on title page taken from Lehmann-Haupt's bookplate, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Lehmann-Haupt, colophon device designed and cut in wood by George Laws; text clean, unmarked. Blue wrappers titled in black, perfect bound; binding square and tight, minor toning to spine. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1062. Very G... View more info

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A Minority Report on the Uncut Page, Typographicall, Bibliographically and Otherwise

By: Donald Edick and Harry Bollinger

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, The Press of the Good Mountain: 1950

Seller ID: SFK519-1003

Condition: Collectible: Good


Series: Typophiles Monograph, No. 32. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies handset in 13-point Monotype Poliphilus and Blado by Donald Edick and Harry Bollinger at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Pamphlet. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. (14) pp. Printer's device in red on title page, red initials, 3-color ornament on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled, issued with a printed paper front cover label that is now loose but present as is typical for this publication; binding square and tight. Errata slip laid in. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1003. Very Good.... View more info

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The Bowker Lectures on Book Publishing. Third Series

By: Frederic G. Melcher (1879-1963)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1948

Seller ID: SFK519-1010

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, No. XVIII. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies, designed by Melvin Loos and printed and bound by the George Grady Press. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches. [viii], (174) pp. Half-title, double-page title-page with illustration in brick-red ink by Hans Alexander Mueller, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth spine, decorative paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket toned, chipped, and torn. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing mark. SFK519-1010. Very Good. Contains the following essays: "T... View more info

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A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography, 1895-1945

By: Frederic William Goudy (1865-1947)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Typophiles: 1946

Seller ID: SFK519-1007

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Typophile Chapbook, Nos. XIII and XIV. Two Volumes. LIMITED EDITION of 825 copies, this is Number 664, 1 of 425 printed for general sale, printed by Peter Beilenson. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches. 141, [1 blank], [8 design pp.]; [vi], 143-283, [1] pp. 2 half-titles, 2 frontispiece portraits of Goudy, title pages printed in brick-red and black inks with typographic ornaments, list of 116 Goudy type designs, the text consists of Goudy's remarks on "My Story of the Designs" with samples of each type face, bibliography of books, etc. written or edited by Goudy, 8 additional pages of designs... View more info

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A Note on the 105th Type Designed by Fred W. Goudy and First Used in Printing The Story of Saint Gonsol, Saint Francis and the Devil. A Keepsake for Typophiles on the Occasion of F. W. G.'s Seventy-third Anniversary March 8th, MCMXXXVIII

By: Howard Coggeshall

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Utica, NY, Howard Coggeshall: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK519-1002

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of an unknown number; distribution of this copy was restricted to those present at Frederic W. Goudy's 73rd birthday anniversary and to contributors to "Left to Their Own Devices." Pamphlet. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Type in red and black; text clean, unmarked. Rust-colored paper wrappers with title in black, French flaps, bound tightly with tan thread; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-1002. Fine. The text was written, set, and printed by Howard Coggeshall and is taken from the final signature of a copy of "The ... View more info

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"The Dream." "Benjamin's Dream." and "Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast."

By: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Privately Printed: 1976

Seller ID: SFK519-050

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Printing Week Library of Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes, No. 23. Designed as a Keepsake for The Printing Week Project, New York, 1976, by M. J. Baumwell, wood engravings by John DePol of the Endgrain Press. 12mo. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. 51 pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout with woodcuts by John DePol in maroon ink, decorative initials, tailpieces; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green paper over boards, glassine dust-jacket, decorative end-papers designed by John DePol; binding square the tight, jacket spine toned and head and tail chipped. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing ... View more info