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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Printer at Work

By: Wroth, Lawrence C

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: privately printed, 1974.: 1974.

Seller ID: 7252

Condition: Fine


NY: privately printed, 1974.. 1974.. Fine. - 12mo, brown cloth titled in black. The rear cover has some faint red staining along the front edge. 81 pages, illustrated in brown & white. Near fine. View more info

THE FIFTEENTH-CENTURY BOOK: An Exhbition Arranged for the 500th Anniversary of the Invention of Printing. List of Books Exhibited with an Introduction by Lawrence C. Wroth

By: Wroth, Lawrence C

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (New York): The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1940.: 1940.

Seller ID: 11412

Condition: Fine


(New York): The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1940.. 1940.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial gray wraps. 30 pages. Near fine. The exhibition was shown at the Library from January 17-March 2, 1940. Wroth's introduction, "Printing and the Rise of Modern Culture in the Fifteenth Century" was an address delivered at the preview of the exhibition on January 16, 1940.Laid in is a folded prospectus for a forthcoming "Check List of Fifteenth Century Printing in The Pierpont Morgan Library" to be published by the library. View more info

IN RETROSPECT, 1923-1949: An Exhibition commemorating twenty-six years of service to The John Carter Brown Library by Lawrence C. Wroth, Librarian. (Catalog)

By: Wroth, Lawrence C

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Providence, RI: (The John Carter Brown Library), October 28, 1949.: October 28, 1949.

Seller ID: 11610

Condition: Very good


Providence, RI: (The John Carter Brown Library), October 28, 1949.. October 28, 1949.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps. The spine & extremities are faded & there is light creasing & a short tear to the bottom corner of the rear wrap. vi & 40 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of facsimiles in cream & black. Apparently ex-library with a "Rejected" stamp at the foot of page iii. Very good. View more info

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SISTINA. ABCDE

By: Zapf, Hermann

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].: [1953].

Seller ID: 26510

Condition: Very good


Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].. [1953].. Very good. - sc A 37-1/2 inch high by 24 inch wide type specimen broadside on creamy white paper depicting Hermann Zapf's Sistina font. The broadside depicts the Roman alphabet and numbers in Capital letters printed in black above and below the title "Sistina" which is printed in sienna. Descriptive text about the type face, printed in sienna beneath the alphabet, reads: "Die kraftige Versalschrift Sistina (1952) gehort zur Familie der Palatino- Schriften. Ihre Schwere vereint sich mit Elastizitat und Lebendigkeit. Sie dient zur A... View more info

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MICHELANGELO. ABCDE

By: Zapf, Hermann

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].: [1953].

Seller ID: 26511

Condition: Very good


Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].. [1953].. Very good. - sc A 37-1/2 inch high by 24 inch wide type specimen broadside on creamy white paper depicting Hermann Zapf's Michelangelo font. The broadside depicts the Roman alphabet and numbers in Capital letters printed in black above and below the title "Michelangelo" which is printed in red. Descriptive text about the type face, printed in red beneath the alphabet, reads: "Die Versalschrift Michelangelo (erschienen 1950) wurde aus der Formenwelt romischer Inschriften entwickelt. Sie gehort zur Familie der Palatino-Schriften, in... View more info

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GARAMOND. ABCDE

By: Zapf, Hermann

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].: [1953].

Seller ID: 30383

Condition: Very good


Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].. [1953].. Very good. - sc A 37-1/2 inch high by 24 inch wide type specimen broadside on creamy white paper depicting Hermann Zapf's Garamond font. The broadside depicts the Roman alphabet and numbers in Capital letters printed in black above and below the title "Garamond" which is printed in blue. Descriptive text about the type face, printed in blue beneath the alphabet, reads: "Die Garamond-Antiqua stammt von dem Pariser Stempelschneider Claude Garramond (1480-1561) und entstandt in der ersten Halfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. In der Helle und... View more info

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PALATINO. ABCDE

By: Zapf, Hermann

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].: [1953].

Seller ID: 30384

Condition: Very good


Frankfurt / Main: D. Stempel A.G. [1953].. [1953].. Very good. - sc A 37-1/2 inch high by 24 inch wide type specimen broadside on creamy white paper depicting Hermann Zapf's Palatino font. The broadside depicts the Roman alphabet and numbers with capital letters printed in black at the top above the title "Palatino" which is printed in red. Lower case letters followed by the numbers are printed in black beneath the title. Descriptive text about the type face, printed in red beneath the alphabet, reads: "Giambatitsta Palatino ist einer der bedeutendsten italienischen Schreibmeister ... View more info

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SIGNATURE OF TYPE DESIGNER AND CALLIGRAPHER HERMANN ZAPF ON PRESSMAN FRIDOLF JOHNSON'S BOOK LABEL.

By: Zapf, Hermann.(1918-2015). German type designer and calligrapher.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: 1968.: 1968.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 94811

Condition: Fine


- Cream-colored book label, approximately 2 inches high by 3 inches wide, with a decorative green border and "Ex Libris Fridolf Johnson" printed in green along the bottom edge. Signed "Hermann Zapf / 1968" in blue ink. Near fine. Hermann Zapf was a German type designer and calligrapher. Typefaces he designed include Palatina, Optima and Zapfino. View more info

LIFE OF WILLIAM CAXTON. Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

By: [Stevenson, William (1772-1829)]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1828.: 1828.

Seller ID: 12066

Condition: Very good


London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1828.. 1828.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in original stitched paper wraps printed in black. The covers are slightly foxed with some minor chipping to the overlapping edges. 32 deckle-edged pages. Very good. "Library of Useful Knowledge" series.The caption title printed on the first page reads thus: "Life of William Caxton, with an account of the invention of printing, and of the modes and materials used for transmitting knowledge before that took place."Scarce. Dust jacket present. View more info