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CATALOG 25: TYPE FACES BORDER DESIGNS TYPECAST ORNAMENTS BRASS RULE  SUPERIOR SPECIALTIES MACHINE AND MATERIALS CABINET EQUIPMENT Superior  Specialties Machines and Materials Cabinate Equiptment

CATALOG 25: TYPE FACES BORDER DESIGNS TYPECAST ORNAMENTS BRASS RULE SUPERIOR SPECIALTIES MACHINE AND MATERIALS CABINET EQUIPMENT Superior Specialties Machines and Materials Cabinate Equiptment by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler

Chicago: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler. Good+. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Ca: 1925. Clean dark green embossed cloth. Typ...

$100.00
Types and Type Design; Types of the Past-Type Revivals, With a Few Words on Type Design in General

Types and Type Design; Types of the Past-Type Revivals, With a Few Words on Type Design in General by Goudy, Frederic W

Syracuse, NY: School of Journalism, Syracuse University, 1936. Tiny tear at bottom edge of front wrapper, Else Fine. "An Ad...

$150.00
La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts

La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts by Arnoult, Léon

Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. ...

$599.00
German Type Specimen Books (Schriftartexemplare) 14 booklets

German Type Specimen Books (Schriftartexemplare) 14 booklets by Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al

Leipzig: Schelter, J. G. and Giesecke et al, 1907. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 15 company type specimen booklets (...

$2,525.00
A Five-Syllable Sentence Meaning Adolf Wo Bist Du ?

A Five-Syllable Sentence Meaning Adolf Wo Bist Du ? by The Typophiles

No Place: Typophiles No date ( printed sometime during WWII ). One of an unnumbered edition of 350 copies published as a not-so-...

$200.00
Pandosto

Pandosto by Robert Greene

Printed and sold by Clarke Conwell at the Elston Press, New Rochelle, New York, in black and red on hand-made paper. pps. iv plu...

£95.00
Early Printing in California: From Its Beginning in the Mexican Territory to Statehood September 9, 1850

Early Printing in California: From Its Beginning in the Mexican Territory to Statehood September 9, 1850 by Fahey, Herbert

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1956. Hardcover. Near Fine. ix, [1], 141, [1] p.: frontispiece and 15 plates with ...

$170.00
The History of Monmouthshire;

The History of Monmouthshire; by WILLIAMS David 1738-1816

1796 VG, 1st ed. The rare subscribers coloured copy, 36 pls, 1 map, 2 ills. In contemporary brown basket weave calf boards, g...

£2,900.00
Ecritures Ancienne Volume 1 of the Oeuvres De Jean Midolle

Ecritures Ancienne Volume 1 of the Oeuvres De Jean Midolle by Midolle, Jean

Strasbourg : D'Emil Simon Fils , 1834. This is a very good hardcover copy in the original binding of brown marbled paper boa...

$750.00
Design, Form, and Chaos

Design, Form, and Chaos by Paul Rand

Cloth cover with imprint of author on front. Silver on spine. The book is in good condition, pages are crisp and clean with a bi...

$100.00
THE STORY OF THE VILLAGE TYPE BY ITS DESIGNER...

THE STORY OF THE VILLAGE TYPE BY ITS DESIGNER... by Goudy, Frederick W

New York: The Press of the Woolly Whale, 1933. Quarter cloth and boards, printed label. Fine in slightly worn glassine dust jac...

$125.00
L'Art de Composer des Pierres Factices Aussi Dures Que le Caillou, et  Recherches sur la maniere de batir des Anciens, sur la preparation,  l'emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs Mortiers

L'Art de Composer des Pierres Factices Aussi Dures Que le Caillou, et Recherches sur la maniere de batir des Anciens, sur la preparation, l'emploi et les causes du durcissement de leurs Mortiers by Fleuret, M

Pont-A-Mousson ; Nancy ; Paris: L'Auteur ; Delahaye-Haener Fil ; Magimel 1807. 4to. [iv] 298 pp. 32 engraved plates (includi...

£750.00
The Colophon; A Book Collectors

The Colophon; A Book Collectors' Quarterly Part Five, 1931 by Elmer Adler, Burton Emmett, and John T. Winterich, Editors: David B. Milne

New York: The Colophon , 1931. Near Fine, a bit of toning to boards, spine evenly browned, lacking the dust jacket, with a Fine ...

$950.00
A SPECIMEN BOOK OF TYPES, ORNAMENTS AND MISCELLANY

A SPECIMEN BOOK OF TYPES, ORNAMENTS AND MISCELLANY by [Overbrook Press]

Stamford: The Overbrook Press, 1948. [4],77,[1] leaves, printed on rectos only. Small quarto. Loose, unbound sheets of Bristol ...

$850.00



Many people are fascinated by the history of typography, and there is a large selection of rare, antique, and hard-to-find typography books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books featured here focus on the history of typography as a whole, and others focus on the typographies of specific cultures and traditions. The history of typography is vast and diverse, as each society developed their own blend of typography and type design. Long before Gutenberg's printing press, people were developing stamps and clay impressions of commonly used characters to more quickly print and publish books.

Typography goes far beyond the eternal debate of "serif vs. sans serif", and many of our booksellers have rare and special books dedicated to the science and art behind typography. If you love the written word, it would be only appropriate to feature some of these books in your antique book collection.

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