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Introduction to Typography

by Simon, Oliver

Condition: Very Good condition/No jacket


Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press Very Good condition. Spine mildly sunned. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. NO date (but 1945?). First U. S. Edition. A classic on the subject, well-illustrated in color and B&W, and with a helpful glossary and fold-out type specimen. Simon's work as a typographer is world famous. He was director of The Curwen Press, and edited THE FLEURON and SIGNATURE. Bound in the original blue cloth. From the publisher: "INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY is a handbook for those interested in book production and deals with many of the typographic problems which normally arise in each stage of printing a book, from the half title at the beginning right through to the index at the end. There are also chapters on Choosing a Type Face, The Printing of Plays and The Printing of Poetry, Illustration, Binding, etc. This book has been written for young printers and publishers and for coming aspirants into these trades. It will also be useful to authors and bibliophiles.". First U. S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition/No jacket. 8vo. xi, 137pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.


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