Frankfort, Germany: D. Stempel AG, no date [circa 1930 - 40], D. Stempel AG, A font designed in 1928 by Herbert Thannhaeuser. Four pieces of promotional ephemera: 7.25 x 8.5" single leaf printed one side only in orange and black, German language; 8.25 x 11.75" single leaf printed two sided... Item #26621
The Art of Type Specimen in the Twentieth Century. An exhibition held at ITC Center 1 March - 21 May 1993.
New York: The Typophiles, 1993, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (64)pp. The Typophiles, Limited to 1,100 copies of which this is one of 500 copies with the imprint of The International Typeface Corporation. With essays on Twentieth Century Type Specimens by David Pankow and John Dreyfus. The 125 items displayed are... Item #10569
Rochester, NY: Good Mountain, 1977, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. 32pp. Good Mountain, Collected loose signatures in paper cover. From the archives: a little- known bibliography of the Cary Collection's European Specimen holdings, ca. 1977. The introduction by former Cary Librarian, John Bidwell, explains that this publication commemorates the Collection's 1977... Item #12065
German Fine Printing 1948-1988. Checklist of an exhibition held at The Grolier Club December 18, 1991 - March 12, 1992.
New York: Grolier Club/Typophiles, 1992, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (40)pp. Grolier Club/Typophiles, One of 1,500 copies printed by letterpress at The Stinehour Press. Designed by Jerry Kelly. "...post-war German typographers like Gotthard de Beauclair, Georg Trump and Hermann Zapf developed a modern and eminently readable style based on new types... Item #10589
(London): Monotype Recorder Company, January-February, 1929, quarto, printed wrappers. (40) pp. Monotype Recorder Company, Tendencies in British Book Printing; The Oxford University Press; A Distinguished Visitor; We do notice the printing! by an Average Reader; The "Younger Generation" in the Book Trade; and more. Covers detached but present, rusty paperclip... Item #27167
Rochester, NY: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Later printing. quarto, printed wrappers, spiral bound. 305 pp. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs... Item #22916
Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, circa (1940), First Edition. octavo, self wrappers, one quarto sheet folded once. (4)pp. Lanston Monotype Machine Company, "The parentage of this handsome letter can be traced back to 15th century Venice. The design was reproduced through arrangement with the Monotype Corporation Limited of London and... Item #26777
London: Trustees British Museum, 1971, First Edition. quarto, wrappers. 64pp. Trustees British Museum, Catalogue of the exhibition held in the King's Library, British Museum, 8 July - 3 October 1971. Illustrated in the text and with 14pp. of plates at end. Wrappers printed overall with the SM monogram design by... Item #4263
Frankfurt, Germany: D. Stempel AG, no date (circa 1997), 8.25 x 11.50" one large sheet folded once to make (4) pp. (4) pp. D. Stempel AG, 61 fonts displayed, each in two lines. Printed in black and brown. Folded twice (for mailing?) and with a one in tear at the... Item #26471
(New York: HBI, 2002), First Edition. large quarto, white boards in dust jacket. 288pp. HBI, Typography 23 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in this field from 2001. The 156 winning designs encompass a wide range of categories, including books, magazines, corporate identities... Item #14364
American Printing History Association, 2006, First Edition, Limited to 225 copies. 6" x 9" blue cloth clamshell traycase. various. American Printing History Association, Various typographic arrangements of poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the... Item #16165
AGNER, Dwight E.
Pittsburgh: The Press of the Nightowl, 1966, First Edition Limited to 110 copies. small octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers with small embossed scale on front wrapper. (20) unnumbered pages, sewn. The Press of the Nightowl, Printed in grey and black. Very fine copy. Item #26722
New York: Delano Greenidge Editions, (2002), First Edition. folio, boards in dust jacket. 388 pp. Delano Greenidge Editions, A chronicle defining the contributions to the history of twentieth-century page design by artists, architects, filmmakers and designers who participated in the major art movements of the age: Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dadism... Item #12570
A Typological Tally. Thirteen Hundred Writings in English on Printing History, Typography, Bookbinding and Papermaking.
Brighton: (Tony Appleton), 1973, First Edition Limited to 1250 copies. octavo, tan buckram in printed dust jacket. (96)pp. (Tony Appleton), A very fine copy, jacket not price-clipped. Item #26712
Leonard Baskin's speech of acceptance on receiving the medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts New York, April 28, 1965.
(Brunswick, ME): Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1965, First Edition. small octavo, printed paper wrappers. (12)pp., stapled. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Printed at the Spiral Press. Typophiles onograph no. 78. As new. Item #26696
New York: TheTypophiles, 1997, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (22)pp. TheTypophiles, Limited to 500 copies. A talk by the author of L'Effet Gutenberg (the Gutenberg Effect) reflecting on the art of not only typography but of the design of the page and, with the introduction of the computer generated design, the... Item #10566
BERNSTEIN, Rabbi Philip S., John R. Slater, and Arthur Lowenthal.
Rochester: Press of the Good Mountain, 1964, First Edition limited to 500 copies. small octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. (56)pp., stapled. Press of the Good Mountain, Designed and printed by Dwight E. Agner. Illustrated with various artists' version of the Pynson Printers pressmark. Typophiles Monograph No. 75. Very fine copy. Item #26779
New York: Watson-Guptill, (1989), First Edition. oblong 4to, boards & cloth in dust jacket. 192pp. Watson-Guptill, Aimed at Graphic designers, this book is designed to train the eye in the qualities of type: the specific characteristics of a face, its relationship to other faces and to space. Chapters include Working... Item #9718
An Account of the German Morality-Play entitled Depositio Cornuti Typographici, As Performed in the 17th and 18th Centuries. With a Rhymical Translation of the German Version of 1648.
London: Trubner & Co. 1885, First Edition. large octavo, half parchment and paste-paper boards. (xii), 113 pp. plus illustrations. Trubner & Co., Blades translates a play performed at the confirmation of a Journeyman during the 17th and 18th centuries. Blades includes a chapter on the social status of German printers... Item #23619
Boston: David R. Godine, (1977), Fourth edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xvi, 250pp. David R. Godine, From the colonial period up until the present day, Blumenthal touches on many of the prominent publishers, printers, and typographers of their time: William Bradford, Benjamin Franklin, "Colonial Women", Isaiah Thomas, De Vinne... Item #26491
New York: Beil, (1982), First Edition. octavo, 153pp. Beil, Printed at The Stinehour Press. For more than fifty years Joseph Blumenthal, the renowned designer-printer, has stimulated concern for the arts of the book in the United States. In this professional autobiography he has written a fascinating account of his life... Item #8
Taschen, 2010, Facsimile edition. quarto, red cloth. (1,232) pp. Taschen, The birth of the legendary typeface: The complete reproduction of Bodoni's rare masterwork. Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard for printing the alphabet with his Manuale tipografico (1818). The two-volume set—published posthumously in a limited edition... Item #25402
New York: Abrams, 1990, First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 144pp. Abrams, A critical study of this master type designer, who did not draw his first alphabet until he was 30, nor count himself a professional type designer until he was 46. The fiinal chapter includes an annotated list... Item #9803
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2016, Ninth Edition, completely revised and reset. small octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 264 pp. Oak Knoll Press, With additional information and illustrated with line drawings and color photographs. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is... Item #25731
CARTER, Sebastian, editor.
Fine Press Book Association, Spring, 2010, One of 810 "Regular" copies. quarto, plain wrappers in dust jacket. 64 pp. Fine Press Book Association, Aimed to be a "support group" for fine presses, this journal presents lists of recent publications and interesting articles and book reviews. Extensively illustrated, some in color... Item #25448