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Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Graeco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. by  Stanley Morison - 1972 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 29935)

Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Graeco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.

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Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Graeco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.

by Morison, Stanley

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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. While, Garth. Small quarto. (iv), 361pp. Morison's thorough treatise on the sociopolitical evolutions of script styles, specially bound by Garth While in full vellum. While's clever take on Morison's text sets the title and a short description over a fragmented manuscript design, all painted, with the fragments shaded in blue, fuschia, orange, yellow, and gilt. The design is repeated on the rear cover, except mirrored, as though the viewer were reading it from underneath. The gaps in the manuscript are filled in on the gold-flecked endpapers, where, conversely, the fragments are left blank. Endbands in blue, orange, and black thread. Spine title likewise hand-painted in black. Scant edgewear, else fine. Housed in clamshell box. A.e.g. Garth While learned bookbinding under H. A. De Coverley at Morley College, and under Shirley England at Bolt Court. He studied calligraphy with Dorothy Mahoney, a student of Edward Johnston, at the Stanhope Institute. While won a number of bookbinding competitions throughout the early 1980s, all in the field of vellum binding, and his lauded craftsmanship is on display here in this volume's tight finishes.

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Bromer Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
29935
Title
Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Graeco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.
Author
Morison, Stanley
Illustrator
While, Garth
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Publisher
Clarendon Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date published
1972
Bookseller catalogs
Book Arts; Fine Bindings;

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Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books, as well as highspots of literature. Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, literary first editions, illustrated books from the fifteenth century to the present, children's books, and miniature books.

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clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
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vellum
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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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