Good ++ in Good jacket. Oversized hardcover with price clipped dust jacket, xiii + 66 pages of text, plus 377 plates; ex-library copy with cover edge wear and faded old top edge water stains (with some page penetration as gentle wrinkling of top page margins, but no stains to pages), stamps and labels, free back endpaper removed, but tight in binding, text pages clean and unmarked.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Hard bound with dust jacket. Housed in publishers slipcase, as issued. Wear to dust jacket edges. Tanning to spine edge of dust jacket. Some wear to publishers black slipcase, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding sound. [Large and Heavy-Please contact for overseas shipping quote]
First edition, first printing. Minor shelf soiling to bottom edge, faint wear, still fine in near fine, lightly soiled, price clipped dust jacket with some browing to spine and jacket folds, in mylar cover. Hundreds of facsimile pages from early books.
Fore-edges spotted on last few leaves, otherwise Very Good in a used dustwrapper with long closed tears to the front panel and other chips and wear. Cloth, large 4to, 32 cm, xiii, 98 pp, 377 facs. With an introductory essay by Stanley Morison, and supplementary material by Kenneth Day. A selection of title and text pages, drawn from the best work from all periods, aimed at illustrating the development of the art of typography through the five centuries in which books have been printed from movable type. From the publishers' preface: "The Typographic Book is designed to supersede the forty-year old Four Centuries [of Fine Printing]...Here will be seen some three hundred and seventy-eight examples drawn from the Presses of Western European countries and America. By way of introduction, the author has revised his original text to the earlier book, in which is incorporated an essay, re-written from Modern Fine Printing (1925...Thus the introduction to The Typographic Book combines history with precept. Moreover, in this new volume the number of plates of the modern period has been extended by Mr Kenneth Day, who has acted as general editor of the volume, and has also written the commentary on the facsimiles of books printed since the original edition was published in 1924. Mr Day has also compiled the index to the text and the list of plates. The arrangement of the plates is by centuries. Chronological order is observed, except for the occasional exigencies of the make-up, in order to enable quick reference and easier comparison between the various sources."
Very Good. 1963. Hardcover. Second Printing. Cloth, publisher's cloth slipcase, dj., quarto, illust. Jacket is sunned at spine. Otherwise in excellent condition. Fine. Very Good. (Subject: Books on Books).
Very Good. 1963. Cloth, dj., 98 pp., 377 illus. Slipcased. Ex-lib., with small call number on the jacket spine and a few ownership stamps (from the private reference library of Rand McNally & Co.). Some edgewear to the slipcase. (Subject: Books on Books. )
MORISON, Stanley, and Kenneth Day. THE TYPOGRAPHIC BOOK, 1450-1935. (Chicago): The University of Chicago Press, (1963). Folio. Cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 66, (3) pages, 377 plates, (1) fold-out plate. First edition. A study of five centuries of fine typography. Edited by Kenneth who wrote the chapter on the early twentieth century. Very good in slightly worn dust jacket.
"First edition, 4to, pp. xiii, , 98, , plus 377 illustrations on plates at the back; leaning slightly, else fine in original cloth, dust-jacket with a short tear at the spine and minor edgewear. The excellent facsimiles exhibit title and text pages drawn from presses working in the European tradition, from Gutenberg to Bruce Rogers."
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