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AVIS, F.C. (Frederick Compton), 1908-1999 : TYPE FACE TERMINOLOGY.

AVIS, F.C. (Frederick Compton), 1908-1999 : TYPE FACE TERMINOLOGY.

London : F.C.Avis, (1965). First edition. An attractive and convenient pocket dictionary of type face terminology, from 'alignment' to 'x-height', with each of the entries illustrated.
Foolcap 8vo (17cm). 52pp. Original boards; very good.

£10

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BALL, Johnson, 1901-1985 : WILLIAM CASLON 1693-1766 : THE ANCESTRY, LIFE AND CONNECTIONS OF ENGLAND’S FOREMOST LETTER-ENGRAVER AND TYPE-FOUNDER.

BALL, Johnson, 1901-1985 : WILLIAM CASLON 1693-1766 : THE ANCESTRY, LIFE AND CONNECTIONS OF ENGLAND’S FOREMOST LETTER-ENGRAVER AND TYPE-FOUNDER.

Kineton : Roundwood Press, 1973. First edition. An extraordinarily detailed and thoroughly-researched account of Caslon’s life, achievement and connections - with much also on John Baskerville, William Bowyer, Edward Cookes, Benjamin Green, James Green, Thomas Guy, Saloman Negri, John Watts, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). xxviii,494,[ii]p. Colour frontispiece. Plates (including folding plates of the specimens). Original cloth gilt; some marking and spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket, with a single short tear to upper panel.

£40

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BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : THE FUTURE OF TYPOGRAPHICAL STUDIES.

BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : THE FUTURE OF TYPOGRAPHICAL STUDIES.

Chapel Hill : Hanes Foundation, 1996. First edition. The tenth Hanes Lecture – “The word ‘serif’ is odd ...” – thoughts from the masterly Nicolas Barker.
Medium 8vo (23cm). [vi],28,[ii]pp. Original stapled wrappers; small mark on lower wrapper, but otherwise very good indeed.

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BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : STANLEY MORISON.

BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : STANLEY MORISON.

London : Macmillan London, (1972). First edition. Both the best life of Stanley Morison (1889-1967) and an authoritative account of typography in the twentieth century – with much incidental material on Lord Astor, R. M. Barrington-Ward, Lord Beaverbrook, Robert Bridges, William Burch, Cambridge University Press, Eric Gill, Victor Gollancz, Edward Johnston, Hans Mardersteig, the Monotype Corporation, Bruce Rogers, Oliver Simon, The Times, D. B. Updike, Beatrice and Frederic Warde, etc.
Foolscap 4to (25cm). 566,[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a slightly furled and nicked dust-jacket, with a short tear to the upper panel.

£25

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BASTIEN, A.J. (Alfred James), 1897-1970 : TYPE LETTERING AND MANUSCRIPTION ALPHABETS.

BASTIEN, A.J. (Alfred James), 1897-1970 : TYPE LETTERING AND MANUSCRIPTION ALPHABETS.

West Drayton : A. J. Bastien - The Typographical Centre, 1953. Second edition. A redesigned, rewritten and reset version of the original 1950 edition. Specimen alphabets of a large number of contemporary type-faces, etc., with extensive preliminary discussion - including material on the influence of the Festival of Britain on typography.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [iv],(316),[iv]pp. Original cloth; a little bruised and a touch shaken, but a good copy of an excellent guide to mid twentieth-century typography.

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BIRRELL & GARNETT - [POLLARD, Graham (Henry Graham), 1903-1976] : CATALOGUE OF : I. TYPEFOUNDERS' SPECIMENS ; II. BOOKS PRINTED IN FOUNTS OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE : III. WORKS ON TYPEFOUNDING, PRINTING & BIBLIOGRAPHY OFFERED FOR SALE.

BIRRELL & GARNETT - [POLLARD, Graham (Henry Graham), 1903-1976] : CATALOGUE OF : I. TYPEFOUNDERS' SPECIMENS ; II. BOOKS PRINTED IN FOUNTS OF HISTORIC IMPORTANCE : III. WORKS ON TYPEFOUNDING, PRINTING & BIBLIOGRAPHY OFFERED FOR SALE.

Brighton : Tony Appleton, 1972. A facsimile reprint (limited to 500 numbered copies) of this celebrated and influential Birrell & Garnett catalogue, first published in 1928 and at once recognised by Stanley Morison as the most significant attempt thus far at a descriptive list of the major original sources for the study of typography. With Pollard's original introduction, chronological tables, etc.
Demy 4to (29cm). (xii),(108)pp. Facsimiles. Tables. Original cloth; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a sunned, slightly nicked, chipped and price-clipped dust-jacket.

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BLADES, William, 1824-1890 : THE BIOGRAPHY AND TYPOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM CAXTON, ENGLAND’S FIRST PRINTER.

BLADES, William, 1824-1890 : THE BIOGRAPHY AND TYPOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM CAXTON, ENGLAND’S FIRST PRINTER.

London : Trübner & Co., 1882. Second octavo edition. Adds material on the meaning and origin of Caxton’s device, on his system of punctuation, etc., to the text of the original 1877 edition.
Post 8vo (21cm). xii,(388)pp. Plates, facsimiles, etc. Original decorative boards; small chip to head of spine (not affecting lettering); slight spotting of edges, endpapers and prelims, but otherwise a very good copy.

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CLOWES & SONS, William : A BOOK PRINTER'S DISPLAY MATERIAL : AS USED BY WILLIAM CLOWES & SONS LTD. AT THE CAXTON WORKS, BECCLES.

CLOWES & SONS, William : A BOOK PRINTER'S DISPLAY MATERIAL : AS USED BY WILLIAM CLOWES & SONS LTD. AT THE CAXTON WORKS, BECCLES.

London & Beccles : William Clowes & Sons, (1954). First edition. A fine array of mid twentieth-century type specimens suitable for title-pages, etc., with examples from seventeen type families; modern faces; old style faces; small bolds; displays; scripts; titlings; initials; borders and rules; tables of point-widths, etc. With a good selection of Baskerville, Bell, Bembo, Bodoni, Garamond, Gill Sans, Goudy, Imprint, Perpetua, Plantin, etc., as well as lesser-known faces, numerous examples, etc.
Demy 4to (28cm). (xvi),246,[ii]pp. Some examples in colour. Original cloth-backed laminated boards; sprinkled edges; a few slight spots, but a very good copy.

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GALE & POLDEN : TYPE IN USE AT THE WELLINGTON PRESS, ALDERSHOT.

GALE & POLDEN : TYPE IN USE AT THE WELLINGTON PRESS, ALDERSHOT.

London : Gale & Polden, [ca.1935]. An attractive small type specimen book - with a pleasant array of faces for display and mechanical composition - Bodoni, Clearface, Gill, Goudy, Grotesque, Plantin, Rockwell, Times and other rather more unusual examples, with numerous borders, etc.
Pott 4to (15cm). [48]pp - including integral endpapers. Original cloth, paper label; a few faint marks, but a very good copy.

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HUTCHINGS, R.S. (Reginald Salis), 1915-2003 : A MANUAL OF DECORATIVE TYPEFACES : A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SERIES IN CURRENT USE, INCLUDING INLINE, OUTLINE, SHADED, THREE-DIMENSIONAL ...

HUTCHINGS, R.S. (Reginald Salis), 1915-2003 : A MANUAL OF DECORATIVE TYPEFACES : A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SERIES IN CURRENT USE, INCLUDING INLINE, OUTLINE, SHADED, THREE-DIMENSIONAL ...

London : Cory Adams & Mackay / New York : Hastings House, (1965). First edition. Display alphabets and commentaries, with some fine and little remembered faces, including Eusebius Open, Profil, Neon, Éclair, Phosphor, Cristal, Flash, Stop, Film, etc., with a checklist of designs, dates and founders.
Crown 4to (26cm). 96pp. Original boards; some spotting of edges and prelims, but otherwise a very good copy in a spotted and price-clipped dust-jacket.

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HUTT, Allen (George Allen), 1901-1973 : FOURNIER : THE COMPLEAT TYPOGRAPHER.

HUTT, Allen (George Allen), 1901-1973 : FOURNIER : THE COMPLEAT TYPOGRAPHER.

London : Frederick Muller, 1972. First edition. An illustrated study of the celebrated Pierre Simon Fournier le Jeune (1712-1768) - in the 'Ars Typographica Library' series.
Crown 4to (26cm). xiv,(90)pp. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrations. Original decorative cloth gilt; a very good copy in a just lightly fingered and very slightly nicked dust-jacket.

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JONES, Herbert, 1905- : STANLEY MORISON DISPLAYED : AN EXAMINATION OF HIS EARLY TYPOGRAPHIC WORK.

JONES, Herbert, 1905- : STANLEY MORISON DISPLAYED : AN EXAMINATION OF HIS EARLY TYPOGRAPHIC WORK.

London : Frederick Muller, 1976. First edition. Concentrating on the 1920s, with material on the Cloister Press, Victor Gollancz, Monotype Corporation, Pelican Press, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (128)pp. Numerous illustrations. Original boards; a few faint marks; but a very good copy in a slightly used, price-clipped and lightly spotted dust-jacket. Neat ownership stamp of Ken Hewis on front free endpaper.

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LUDLOW TYPOGRAPH COMPANY :  LUDLOW ORNAMENT.

LUDLOW TYPOGRAPH COMPANY : LUDLOW ORNAMENT.

Chicago : Ludlow Typograph Co., [1930?]. A charming illustrative specimen booklet, giving a brief history of typographic ornament and examples of the Ludlow system of slug-cast type and ornament from Ludlow Typograph, the highly influential firm founded by William I. Ludlow and William A. Reade in 1906. With examples (many in colour) of advertisements, title-pages, invitations, etc.
Royal 8vo (24cm). [32]pp. Original stapled wrappers; just a touch sunned; mild hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy indeed.

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MORISON, Stanley (Stanley Arthur), 1889-1967 : THE TYPOGRAPHIC ARTS : TWO LECTURES.

MORISON, Stanley (Stanley Arthur), 1889-1967 : THE TYPOGRAPHIC ARTS : TWO LECTURES.

London : Sylvan Press, 1949. First combined edition. Includes 'The Typographic Arts', first printed at Edinburgh in 1944, and 'The Art of Printing', first printed in the Proceedings of the British Academy in 1938 - but here with fresh illustrations.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 106pp. Plates. Original cloth; a few slight marks, but a very good copy in a slightly used, scuffed and lightly marked dust-jacket.

£15

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SIMON, Oliver (Oliver Joseph), 1895-1956 : INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY.

SIMON, Oliver (Oliver Joseph), 1895-1956 : INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY.

London : Faber & Faber, (1945). First edition. The classic mid twentieth-century account of “the many typographic fundamentals of book-production”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (xiv),(138)pp. Illustrations. Facsimiles, some coloured. Folding table. Original cloth; a few slight spots; occasional inked annotation; a good copy. Colourful bookplate spelling out ‘Hewson’ on front free endpaper.

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TRACY, Walter (Walter Valentine), 1914-1995 : THE TYPOGRAPHIC SCENE.

TRACY, Walter (Walter Valentine), 1914-1995 : THE TYPOGRAPHIC SCENE.

London : Gordon Fraser Gallery, (1988). First edition. A study of twentieth century typography - with material on Theodore Low de Vinne, D. B. Updike, Stanley Morrison, Eric Gill, Beatrice Warde, Paul A. Bennett, Jan Tschichold, etc., and general consideration of design, research and reform by the designer of the Jubilee, Telegraph Modern and Times Europa typefaces.
Crown 4to (26cm). (96)pp. Illustrations, facsimiles, etc. Original cloth; very good indeed in the dust-jacket - also very good indeed.

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WRIGHT'S (SANDBACH) LTD. : TYPEFACES FROM WRIGHT'S (SANDBACH) LTD.

WRIGHT'S (SANDBACH) LTD. : TYPEFACES FROM WRIGHT'S (SANDBACH) LTD.

Sandbach : Wright's (Paper) Ltd., [ca.1950]. An attractive mid twentieth-century English printer's type-specimen book - stud-bound loose-leaf specimens of Times Roman, Gill Sans-Serif and Baskerville for setting on an Intertype, together with specimens of hand-set display types - Bembo, Ultra Bodoni, Flash, Gill Sans, Grotesque, Imprint Shadow, Old English, Madonna Ronde, Mercury, Perpetua, Playbill, Rockwell, Klang and others, with a selection of borders, rules and ornaments, a guide to proof correction marks, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [58]ll. Original cloth case; covers creased in use, some minor marks, but a good copy.

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