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Introduction to Typography

by Simon, Oliver

Condition: Near Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket


Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press Near Fine condition in a Very Good dust jacket. NOT price clipped ($3.00). Protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve. NO owner's name or bookplate. Pages are clean and unmarked. 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 gilt-stamped blue cloth. From the dust jacket: "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. Near Fine condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. xi, 137pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.
  • Bookseller: About Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 019556
  • Title: Introduction to Typography
  • Author: Simon, Oliver
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine condition
  • Jacket condition: Very Good dust jacket
  • Edition: First U. S. Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Books;
  • Size: 8vo. xi, 137pp


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