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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 waterstain to the right hand corner (see image). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 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 they specialised as well as a biography and approximately ten examples of their most representative work. Includes artists such ... View more info

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Bauer Type Foundry

By: Anon.

Price: £30.00

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 typefaces are supplied on the British-American point system as well as on the Didot sytem. 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 - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Display Typography

By: Bain, Eric K

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London and New York, Focal Press: 1970

Seller ID: 006448

ISBN: 0240507002

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, previous owners initials in pencil at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn and lightly scuffed and soiled with a small chunk missing to top right of front cover of jacket. Not price-clipped. 182pp.Many b/w illustrations. This book sets out the principles which underlie good typographic design, relating them to how the mind understands and how the eye sees. The text is supplemented by a large number of diagrams and by reproductions of relevant well... 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 is to be found. 106pp. 104 b/w photographic illustrations. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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British Design and Art Direction 1984: The 22nd Annual of the best British Advertising, Graphics, Television and Editorial Design

By: Booth-Clibborn, Edward (ed.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Basle, Polygon Editions SARL: 1984

Seller ID: 006086

ISBN: 090486636X

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 416pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. Design and Art Direction (D&AD) 1984 contains the best of British art direction, design, copywriting, illustration, photography, film and radio direction of the previous year. The work was chosen from thousands of entries by seventeen juries comprising men and women prominent in their fields. 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 Edwin Marion Cox, this is no.94. View more info

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Movable Types: Roving Creative Printers of the Victorian World

By: Finkelstein, David

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 006403

ISBN: 0198826028

Condition: As New


Black hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: As new. Dustjacket condition: As new.196pp. 19 b/w illustrations. This book is a study of international print networks developed across the English-speaking world in the 19th century. The first study of its kind, it draws on unique sources from Australasia, North America, South Africa, The British Isles and Ireland to explore how printers interacted and shared trade and cultural identities across international boundaries between 1830-1914. View more info

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From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill

By: Gill, Eric

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, The Printing Office of Linotype & Machinery: 1953

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006385

Condition: Good


Buff paper-covered boards with title in black on front cover. Orange-brown cloth spine. Condition: Good. Foxing to endpapers and sporadically throughout book. Previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. Binding cracked internally in one place. One of a limited edition of 300 copies, this is no.270. 59pp. Edited by Gill's wife Mary, this book contains extracts from the diary Eric Gill sent his wife on his way to Palestine, giving his impressions of the Holy Land. He regarded his journey as much a pilgrimage as to a place where he had been commissioned by Austen Harrison to carry out some ... View more info

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From the Palestine Diary of Eric Gill

By: Gill, Eric

Price: £485.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press (Printed by Hague & Gill at Piggotts, High Wycombe): 1949

Seller ID: 006386

Condition: Very Good


Bound by Sangorski in quarter black morocco and pre-war decorated boards (gilt and black on light blue). This book is one of a very few copies from an aborted edition of Gill's Jerusalem (Palestine) diary.The text of this version is set in Joanna and Joanna italic and is printed on pale blue Arnold hand-made paper. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear and sunning to cover edges.Two variant title pages (see images) are also bound in to rear. 70pp. (last page unnumbered). No illustrations. The book is recorded in Eric Gill by Evan Gill, 2nd ed. revised by Corey & Mackenzie, 54a) View more info

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The Rich and the Poor - A Biblical Anthology compiled from the Douay version

By: Gill, Eric and Hague, Rene

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Geo.E.J.Coldwell Ltd.: 1938

Seller ID: 006404

Condition: Good


Printed by Hague & Gill and published by Geo.E.J.Coldwell Ltd.Pale green softcover with title in navy blue on front cover and spine. Condiition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling to coves. Bindng sound, no inscriptions. 64pp. Scarce. 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 Griffin, 1 photograph by Martin Parr. Design and illustrations by Bubbles. Scarce. 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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Design (Issue no.282, June 1972)

By: Hughes Stanton, Corin (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Design Council: 1972

Seller ID: 006100

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. 102pp. Many colour illustrations. The main articles in this issue are the Duke of Edinburgh's design prizes (for Dartington Glass and the Open University microscope designed by Dr.John MacArthur), road furniture and record sleeve design. View more info

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International Annual of Letterforms - Alphabet - Volume One, 1964

By: Hutchings, R.S.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, James Moran Ltd. for the Kynoch Press: 1964

Seller ID: 006415

Condition: Very Good


NB: No dustjacket. Beige hardcover with title in silver on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 165pp. Many b/w illustrations and folding frontispiece (see image). This book was the initial volume of the first publishing enterprise of its kind to be devoted to the entire field of letterforms: the design, production and use of alphabets of every kind and in all media, materials and applications. View more info

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Typographie, Composition, Impression

By: Javet, Albert and Matthey, Henri

Price: £40.00

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 frontispiece, also to some of the next few pages of preface. Some of the last fifteen pages of text also have some light water-stainin... View more info

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Eric Gill

By: MacCarthy, Fiona

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1989

Seller ID: 006282

ISBN: 0571137547

Condition: Good


black hardcover with title in dark red on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Previous owners name in pencill on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 338pp. Many b/w illustrations. Eric Gill (1882-1940) was perhaps the greatest English artist-craftsman of the 20th century; a typographer and lettercutter of genius whose typefaces constantly feature in our lives, especially his Perpetua and Gill Sans, and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. This biography welds hugh quan... View more info