PART IV - Type & Type Specimen Books
201 CARTER, Harry. Letter Design and Typecutting. The Percy Smith Memorial Lecture... School of Printing College of Technology, Bristol, 1955 £15
Sm.4to., pp.(6)20 + colophon; printed in black & sepia with illustrations in half-tone; very good in decorated card wrapper. Walter Tracy's copy with a few neat pencilled marginal notes.
202 CARTER, Sebastian. Twentieth Century Type Designers. Trefoil, 1987. £25
FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.168; portraits & type facsimiles throughout; a fine copy in original boards & dust-wrapper. An excellent survey of the work of Goudy, Rogers, Koch, Dwiggins, Gill, Hammer, Morison, Mardersteig, Van Krimpen, Tschichold, Wolpe & others.
203 COWELL, W.S. Specimen Book of Display Types. W.S. Cowell Ltd., Ipswich [c1937] £45
4to., pp.(66); comprising prelims. & 30 imagined display advertisements printed in several single colours on card with specimen on verso; ring-bound in printed card covers, 8 supplementary card specimens laid in at end; ownership signature of M. Wakeling. Rather soiled & worn but a splendid period piece from Cowell's at its best and extremely scarce. The first copy we have handled after 35 years of bookselling within a stone's throw of Cowell's Ipswich factory.
204 LINOTYPE-Schriftenreigen. Herausgegeben von der Linotype GmbH, Berlin und Frankfurt, 1962. £18
Pp.231 + colophon; 35 tinted vignettes by Harold Bukor; very good in original decorated cloth, backstrip faded. A full showing of 36 designs & 23 'Spezial-schriften'.
205 MACLEHOSE James. Maclehose Types wherein are set down Caslon, Baskerville, Bodoni, Garamond, Poliphilus, Blado, Imprint, Veronese and sundry old style and modern faces of type available for books at the University Press, Glasgow. Maclehose, Glasgow, 1927 £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.104(58); sample page settings printed on rectos only of 'rough' and smooth papers, + specimen of display types, initials & ornaments; a very good copuy of this attractive specimen in original red buckram, backstrip a little faded. Presentation copy, inscribed to the author of The Book Hunter at Home, with his bookplate: 'P B M Allan with kindest regards James Maclehose 10 August 1927'. PRESENTATION COPY
206 MORISON, Stanley. A Tally of Types. With additions by several hands. Edited by Brooke Crutchley. Cambridge at the University Press, 1973 £12
Second edition, enlarged; pp.138; very good in original laminated card covers. The 17 type designs of Morison's original Tally of 1953 are augmented by Van Dijk, Ehrhardt & Romulus described by Netty Hoeflake, Harry Carter & John Dreyfus respectively. Appleton 190a.
207 MORISON, Stanley. Type Designs of the Past and Present. With upwards of sixty illustrations. The Fleuron, 1926. £15
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)70(2); 64 facsimile illustrations; a very good copy in maroon cloth, paper label; ex libris James Dearden.
208 NORTON, Robert [Editor] DREYFUS, John [& many others] Types Best Remembered. A collection of observations by various people charitably disposed to an expatriate Editor. [with] Types Best Forgotten. A collection of observations by various people uncharitably disposed to all sorts of different things. Parsimony Press, USA, 1993. £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.(174); the two parts bound dos-a-dos; very good in original card covers. Contributors include John Lewis, John Dreyfus, Hermann Zapf, Matthew Carter, Charles Stephenson, Mark Batty, Sebastian Carter, Max Caflisch, Michael Twyman & Ward Ritchie. Helvetica manages to be loved & loathed while Souvenir attracts no less than three down-turned thumbs. Zapf's bête-noir is 'all unauthorized copies'.
209 RYDER, John. A Suite of Fleurons or A Preliminary Enquiry into the history & combinable natures of certain printers' flowers. Phoenix House Ltd, 1956 £15
FIRST EDITION, 12mo., pp.54; printed in red & black with type ornament specimens throughout; a very good copy in original parchment-backed marbled boards, gilt.
210 VATICAN PRESS. The Type Specimen of the Vatican Press 1628. A facsimile with an introduction and notes by H.D.L. Vervliet. Menno Hertzberger, Amsterdam, 1967 £55
Pp.40(10)tables + 74 leaf facsimile printed on rectos only; very good in original boards, backstrip uniformly faded, book label of David Hall. Vervliet's learned introductory essay is augmented by tabular analysis of the Vatican types by date, style & size; scarce.