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The Colophon Part Eight (A Book Collectors Quarterly)

By: Adler, Elmer (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon Ltd.: 1931

Seller ID: 004412

Condition: Good


Paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning and soiling to covers, more so to rear cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. One of an edition of three thousand copies. As well as essays on subjects such as four centuries of book titles, modern firsts and the bookseller, Benjamin Gomez, It includes a signed lithograph entitled "Gardenia" by Victoria Hutson dated 1931. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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The Colophon, New Graphic Series, Number Four, Volume One

By: Adler, Elmer (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 004413

Condition: Good


Paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning and soiling to covers, more so to rear cover, which has a light waterstain to the top right corner. Light cockling to the inner corners of some pages. Binding sound, no inscriptions. As well as essays on subjects such as Hans Andersen Fairy Tales and D.H.Lawrence and his critics, it includes an original woodcut by Paul Landacre (1893-1963) entitled "Campers" on p.21, which has a water... View more info

Who's Who in Graphic Art (Volume 1)

By: Amstutz, Walter (ed.)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Zurich, Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003259

Condition: Very Good


Grey buckram with titles in white on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly soiled, sunned and shelfworn. Not price-clipped. 582pp. This volume contains the work of 414 artists from 37 countries, with 4283 examples of their best work. A full page is given to each artist, giving their address, photograph and signature, and the fields in which the... View more info

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Bauer Type Foundry

By: Anon.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, Germany, Bauer Type Foundry: 0

Seller ID: 005610

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1950. blue cloth with title in faded gilt on spine, and a stylised compass logo in gilt in front cover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. 113pp. plus index. Text is in German, English, Spanish and French. This catalogue was produced to display the different typefaces offered by the Bauer Type Foundry, and includes Bauer Bodoni Roman, and various versions of Beton and Futura. The preface explains that most of the type... View more info

Do You Want it Good or Do You Want it Tuesday? The Halcyon Days of W.S.Cowell Ltd. Printers

By: Artmonsky, Ruth

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Artmonsky Arts: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005473

ISBN: 0955199476

Condition: As New


Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: As new. Dustjacket condition: As new. 106pp. Many colour illustrations. For a halcyon period, from the 1930's to the 1960's the Suffolk based firm of W.S.Cowell was at the forefront of colour printing in Great Britain, printing such books as the Puffin pictures series and Orlando the marmalade cat, by Kathleen Hale. This book, written by the wonderful Ruth Artmonsky, details their main publishing successes during this period. 12mo - ... View more info

Street Name lettering in the British Isles

By: Bartram, Alan

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1978

Seller ID: 005171

ISBN: 0853314128

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. The initials B.S. are printed inside the rear cover. This book is a companion volume to the authors previous titles, Fascia Lettering and Tombstone Lettering. The author identifies the few basic type families used for signposts in British towns. Bath receives a particularly detailed treatment for it is in this city in the author's opinoin that the most perfect match of lettering aesthetic and function ... View more info

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Tanaka Ikko: Graphic Master

By: Calza, Gian Carlo

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1997

Seller ID: 005824

ISBN: 0714837164

Condition: Very Good


White hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light soiling. 271pp. Many colour illustrations. Tanaka Ikko (1930-2002) is one of the established masters of graphic design. This book examines Tanaka's entire oeuvre, from the late 1950s to the date of publication in 1997, encompassing graphic design, art direction and interior design. View more info

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La Troupe des Bons Enfans Assembles A L'Hotel des Ragouts

By: Cox, Edwin Marion (preface)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Chiswick Press: 1931

Seller ID: 005812

Condition: Good


Title page states "reprinted from the very rare original edition". Grey paper covered boards with blue buckram spine. Title in black on white paper label on front cover. Original glassine dustjacket. Condition: Good with very light shelfwear to covers and very light sunning to cover edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Inscribed on the front endpaper to a previous owner by Marjorie Cox (wife of Edwin?). 18pp. One of a limited edition of 150 copies, and signed by Ed... View more info

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Y Paint your Windows White

By: Griffin, Brian and Bubbles, Barney

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London, Brian Griffin (self-published): 1983

Seller ID: 006003

Condition: Good


Newspaper format. 420 by 300 mm. 8pp. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and some light soiling to front and rear cover pages. Horizontal crease to centre where the paper has been folded. Red button in plastic pouch fixed to front page is present. Taking its title from a series of Government issued instructions for British citizens during a nuclear attack, Barney Bubbles and Brian Griffin realised only one issue of a projected series. B/w photographs by Griffi... View more info

Reason and Typography with Particular Reference to Typographic Layout.

By: Hague, Rene

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Liverpool College of Art: 1959

Seller ID: 004175

Condition: Very Good


Grey card covers. Condition: Very good condition, text clean, no inscriptions. 5pp. Appears new even though printed fifty years ago. This essay was first printed in Typography I, November 1936, and was reprinted in this booklet by kind permission of Rene Hague and Robert Harling to mark the opening of Eric Gill Typographer, an exhibition held at Liverpool College of Art, 28 Jan-7 Feb 1959. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

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Typographie, Composition, Impression

By: Javet, Albert and Matthey, Henri

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, L'ecole Romande De Typographie: 1956

Seller ID: 005024

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. Dark green textured vinyl covers with title in gilt on spine and in dark green outlined within a gilt oblong on front cover. Condition: Very good with previous owners name on pencil on front endpaper and in small print on rear endpaper. Light browning to edges of endpapers. 264pp. Many b/w illustrations and explanatory diagrams. A thorough practical manual of typography. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Typographia or the Printers Instructor, Vol 1

By: Johnson, J.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green: 1824

Seller ID: 005303

Condition: Fair


NB: Vol 1 only. Pale brown paper covered boards with blue cloth spine. Condition: Fair, covers are very shelfworn with general light soiling. Paper covering the boards is coming away where it meets the spine (see image). Only a couple of small fragments of the original paper title label on the spine remain. Spine is sunned with fraying to cloth at joints. Binding a little loose, but reasonably sound, no inscriptions. Water staining to half-title, title page and frontispi... View more info

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Modern Publicity 1957-1958 (no.27)

By: Mercer, Frank (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & New York, The Studio Ltd.: 1958

Seller ID: 005383

Condition: Good


Yellow cloth with title in dark red on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to top and bottom of spine. Binding sound. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Poor, generally shelfworn with a couple of large chunks missing to head and tail of jacket and upper and lower inner corners of the jacket where it meets the spine.180pp. 1000 illustrations, 114 in colour. This 27th annual issue of Modern Publicity rev... View more info

Tributes to Edward Johnston, Calligrapher

By: Morss, Edward J.

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Maidstone College of Art, The Society of Scribes and Illuminators: 1948

Seller ID: 004120

Condition: Very Good


Dark stone colour cloth with the initials E.J. stamped in red on front cover. Condition: Very good, with a hint of foxing to front endpapers. Previous owners name (the graphic designer and illustrator, Paul S.Sharp) on front endpaper. Binding sound. 43pp. plus 12 b/w plates. This book includes six tributes to the early 20thc. calligrapher, Edward Johnston, by his contemporaries, such as Sydney Cockerell, Noel Rook and Alfred Fairbank. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" ... View more info

Caractere No.13 Hors-Serie, Numero Special Noel 1958

By: Ollive, Emmanuel (ed.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Dechaux: 1958

Seller ID: 005713

Condition: Good


Blue textured paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Condition: Good, with light sunning and shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, previous owners name on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general shelfwear and a few small chips and tears. A graphic art compilation featuring typography and paper stock samples together with images by Bernard Buffet, Fernand Leger and Jean Lurcat, amongst many others. The dustjacket features a detail of a tapestry by Jea... View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.16 - The Dressmaker

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press: 0

Seller ID: 005186

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Printed in black and red. The illustration is a reduced version of Eric Gill's engraving of Madonna and Child. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.39). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.5 - The Sailor

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press: 0

Seller ID: 005187

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 4 1/2 inches. Printed in black and red, variant issue. Illustration by Mary Dudley Short. Three stanza poem with wood engraving of a sailor dancing. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.28a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - ov... View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.4 - The Dormouse

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press: 0

Seller ID: 005188

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Four stanza poem, printed in black and red, with an engraving of a dormouse. Variant issue. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.27a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Reynolds Stone: Engravings

By: Stone, Reynolds (intro.)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1977

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 005986

ISBN: 0719534348

Condition: Good


Dark blue buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Signed in black in by Reynolds Stone just underneath the vignette of a ship on the title page. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, generally lightly shelfworn with some light soiling and a couple of small tears. Not price-clipped. 151pp. Many b/w illustrations, a few in colour. This was the first major collection of work by Reynolds Stone (1909-1979) and is a useful sou... View more info

The Design of Forms in Government Departments

By: The Organisation and Methods Division of Her Majesty's Treasury

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1962

Seller ID: 003103

Condition: Very Good


Terracotta colour cloth with titles in gilt within black label on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 173pp. Many b/w illustrations and tables. This guide to the design and simplification of forms was produced to be used by civil servants and members of the public. As well as being concerned with the design aspect of actual forms, it also gives advice on a wide range... View more info