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Asymmetric Typography by  Jan ( (translated byy Ruari McLean) Tschichold - 1st - 1967 - from Carpe Diem Fine Books and

Asymmetric Typography

by Tschichold, Jan ( (translated byy Ruari McLean)

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New York/Toronto: Reinhold Publishing Corporation / Cooper & Beatty, Limited, 1967. 1st. Hardcover. Octavo; 94pp, First Edition in English. A Fine copy in a very good dust jacket (light fading to lettering on spine; slight rubbing, 1" closed tear to upper panel and faint evidence of price label) In original black cloth with spine lettered in silver and red. Revised and updated (Tschichold omitted some passages that he considered of interest only to Swiss and German readers and 'for the illustrations which are not always the same as in the original edition... selected the best documentary examples of the period'). With bookplate of Frederic Melcher ('From his Library of Books About Books') to front pastedown. Melcher was an American publisher, bookseller and editor. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the Children's Books genre, including proposing the Newbery Medal (1922) and the Caldecott Medal (1937). In 1962 he received the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association "in recognition of a lifetime contribution to children's literature"


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