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LIBER LIBRORUM by  et al [eds]  Paul A. - Hardcover - 1955 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and


by [Fine Press Bibles]: Bennett, Paul A., et al [eds]

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[Stockholm], 1955. Folio. Octavo explanatory pamphlet, accompanied by 43 printed specimens in various formats. The whole enclosed in linen and decorated boards folder. Small ink blot to lower corner of folder, a few specimens show light use from display, but very good or better. One of 1500 sets. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible, an array of the world's best living typographers printed one or more separate specimens illustrative of their own solutions to the issues presented by printing the Bible. Among the contributors are Bruce Rogers, Hermann Zapf, Joseph Blumenthal, Jan Tschichold, Jack Stauffacher, Jan van Krimpen, Hans Schmoller, Grant Dahlstrom, et al. Although Maximilien Vox (a member of the editorial board) is included in the list of contributors, he missed the deadline for inclusion. Also laid in is a small lot of postcard-size portraits of the printers, and a presentation sheet for this set.


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