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German Type Specimen Books (Schriftartexemplare) 14 booklets by  J. G. and Giesecke et al Schelter - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1907 - from BohemianBookworm and Biblio.com

German Type Specimen Books (Schriftartexemplare) 14 booklets

by Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al

Condition: Near Fine


Leipzig: Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al, 1907. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 15 company type specimen booklets (1 duplicate), 584pps added together in NF condition bound in heavy cloth binding (with minor discoloration). The peak of German type specimens from the leading type companies (often Gothic but not exclusively so) with borders, initials, examples from many German businesses and title pages, decorative material, machinery-- a perfect source text from the flower of German graphic artists of the art nouveau period: Otto Hupp, Walter Tiemann, Peter Behrens, Rudolf Kuch. The booklets include: Rundgotisch nebst Auszeichnungschriften (Schelter, 1909, 38pps, 2 colour f/o, 4 colour pages; Romanische Schriften (1907, 86pps, 6 colour examples); Rosen u Perlen, heft 31 (1911, 32pps, all in colour green or purple); Salzmannschriften Halbsetter u Schmale, 28 heft, (1909, 44pps, 31pps colour examples); Behrens Antiqua und Schmuck von Prof. Peter Behrens (Klingspor, 1908, 54pps, 36 colour); Schmale Alpha Beta, heft 40 (Flinisch, nd,34pps,2 f/o photos of plant, 12pps colour); Eine Deutsche Schrift von Rudolf Kuch (Klingspor, 1910, 32pps, 21 examples in colour); Ehmcke Antiqua (Flinisch, 1910, 16pps, 11 examples in colour); Salzmann Fraktur 32 heft (Schelter, 1912, 58pps, 38 examples); Halbsette Tiemann Mediaeval (Klingspor, 1912, 22pps, 7 colour, 2 photos); Behrens-Kursin und Schmuck (Klingspor, 1909, 48pps, 20 examples); Eine Medieval von Walter Tiemann (Klingspor, 1909, 32pps, 20 colour); Antiqua u Unziale von Prof. Otto Hupp (Klingspor, 1910, 56pps, 33 examples), Geschutch Erzeugnisse (no covers, Schelter, 1912, 1 page half sliced off, 1 page stained, 32pps, 8 examples). 27.5 cm x 21.5 cm are the measurements for most, 10 of the 14 heavy paper covers are wonderful representations. All the booklets have numerous b/w examples but only the colour examples (not borders) are mentioned. Excellent condition for all of them, a rare collection of the best book arts type design to ever flourish. Some of the publishing dates are approximate. This collection was developed by George T. Eager whose name in ink appears on fep, a writer for Rotarian magazine in the 1930s and an advertising agency executive. This is a very heavy book to ship..
  • Bookseller: BohemianBookworm US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 107342
  • Title: German Type Specimen Books (Schriftartexemplare) 14 booklets
  • Author: Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al
  • Place: Leipzig
  • Date published: 1907
  • Keywords: BOOK ARTS
  • Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Americana;


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