Chicago: Society of Typographic Arts, (1987),
First Edition. quarto, blue cloth in dust jacket. 254 pp. Society of Typographic Arts, Item #29493
Since 1948 Herman Zapf has designed 175 alphabets for hand composition, and digital laser systems. Alphabets such as Palatino, Melior and Optima are standards of fine letter design. All of the alphabets of Zapf are shown with illustrations, some of them for the first time. Also included are several articls and lectures on calligraphy and contemporary developments in type design, fully illustrated with bibliographical notes. With over 200 illustrations, many in color and printed in Germany under Zapf's supervision. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. A very fine, clean copy, jacket not clipped.