Boston: Bates & Guild, 1921,
First printing of this edition. octavo, brown cloth in dust jacket. (xx), 214pp. Bates & Guild, Item #30787
A descriptive text with numerous illustrations of lettering styles and designs from the fifteenth-century to date of publication. This book is most useful in the section where it shows lettering work done by contemporary artists. Not only does it give examples of the work of B. G. Goodhue, Will Bradley, C. F. Bragdon, Frank Hazenplug, and Howard Pyle but also of the more obscure designers. Comparison of these alphabets and the designed on unsigned publishers' bindings is very helpful in identification. A very fine, clean copy in a dust jacket with a few short, closed tears.
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