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Print, America's Graphic Design Magazine, January/February 1986
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Print, America's Graphic Design Magazine, January/February 1986

By Gary Panter; Marshall Arisman; Jeffrey Smith; Beth Bartholomew; Garnet Henderson; Edmund Guy; Josef Muller-Brockmann; Herbert Bayer

Bethesda, MD: RC Publications, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback magazine with light shelf wear; all inserts present; a nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The January/February 1986 of the premier graphic design magazine Print (Vol. XL, No. I), with: a profile of the comic book artist, illustrator, and artist Gary Panter and the American punk aesthetic; "The Illustrator as Journalist," an innovative SVA program under Marshall Arisman that includes student work by Jeffrey Smith, Beth Bartholomew, and Garnet Henderson (aka Edmund Guy); Champion Papers Imagination Series; Electronic Printing and Graphic Design; Print's Annual Report on Annual Reports; Josef Muller-Brockmann on Herbert Bayer, who had died the previous year; and much more. Perfect-bound; 124 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 12 inches.

$14.95

Calligraphy: Calligraphia Latina
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Calligraphy: Calligraphia Latina

By Schwandner, Johann George; Ferdinand von Freisleben

New York: Dover, 1958. Hardcover. First thus. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light rubbing to the extremities, a pencil line to the back, and light signs of handling; the interior is clean and bright; lacking dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The first unabridged facsimile re-publication of 'Calligraphia Latina' by Johann George von Schwandner, Librarian of the Imperial Library of Vienna, originally published in 1756. The introduction and text are here translated into the English for the first time. The book presents a number of full ornamental alphabets as well as ornate calligraphic frames and panels, ornamental flourishes, calligraphic pictures, and 14 symbolic plates devoted to the major European monarchs of the day. The calligraphy is by Ferdinand von Freisleben. xiv + ca. 140 unpaginated pages; ca. 700 b&w illustrations; 9.25 x 13.25 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$29.95

Graphics Underlay Guides #1 with Reference Data for Scale Drawing
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Graphics Underlay Guides #1 with Reference Data for Scale Drawing

By Nicyper, Raymond

Westport, CT: Graphicraft, 1973. Spiral-bound. First edition. Very Good spiral-bound stiff flexi-boards with some slight warping to the covers, light shelf wear, and the loss of one prong of the plastic comb binding; interior is fine and still attached is a small sheet explaining how to manipulate the locking mechanism of the comb binding. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A book of templates for creating isometric and perspective drawings with explanatory text and underlay guides in four sections: Scales; Objects in Scale; Two-Dimensional Grids; and Three-Dimensional Grids. Text by Raymond Nicyper. 72 pages + 78 plates; 14.5 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$49.95

The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards
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The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards

By Maurer-Mathison, Diane

New York: Watson-Guptill, 2003. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards demonstrates a wide array of creative options for creating beautiful, memorable greetings for any occasion. Acclaimed paper artist Diane Maurer-Mathison demonstrates, step by step, how to design folds, windows, edges, and layers, as well as how to decorate the card or invitation with color, texture, and dimension. She also explains how to produce stenciling, stamping, embossing, collages, pop-ups, marbling, and numerous other techniques. What's more, everything is illustrated with beautiful and inspirational examples by the author as well as other leading paper and card artists." 144 pages; color illustrations throughout; 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Bibliography, index.

$24.95

Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts: A Complete Guide to the Most Rewarding Stitchery and Craft Projects for the Whole Family
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Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts: A Complete Guide to the Most Rewarding Stitchery and Craft Projects for the Whole Family

By Better Homes and Gardens

New York & Des Moines: Meredith Books, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light bumping/rubbing to the extremities; interior clean and bright. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "'Stitchery and Crafts,' a Better Homes and Gardens publication, is a complete guide to the most rewarding stitchery and craft projects for the whole family. Topics include weaving, appliqueing, knitting, paper designs, mosaics, bazaar ideas, quilting, origami, crewel, embroidery, collages, stenciling, silk screening, woodworking, and much more. Patterns and complete detailed directions appear at the back. Colorfully illustrated with photographs of finished projects." First edition, presumed. 168 pages; color, b&w, and spot color illustrations throughout; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Index.

$14.95

A Book of Scripts
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A Book of Scripts

By Fairbank, Alfred

London: Faber & Faber, 1977. Paperback. Very Good paperback with soiling to the covers; interior clean with minimal signs of handling. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A classic study of historical calligraphy and handwriting. Written and compiled by Alfred Fairbank. 45 pages with 13 text illustrations + 80 b&w plates; 5 x 7.75 inches. Bibliography.

$19.95

Letters from New York, No. 5: A Book of Lettering and Related Arts
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Letters from New York, No. 5: A Book of Lettering and Related Arts

By Calderhead, Christopher; Ben Kroh; Cynthia Dantzic; Bradford Winters

New York: Society of Scribes, 2008. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback except for a crack to the middle of the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The fifth, and probably the last issue of Letters from New York, an anthology of articles about lettering, calligraphy, and related arts published by the Society of Scribes. Contents of this issue: Henry Ellsworth's scientific and artistic methods of penmanship instruction by Ben Kroh; an analysis of a 1960s book of woodcuts by Cynthia Dantzic; a photo-essay on books in NYC statuary with photographs by Christopher Calderhead, text by Bradford Winters, and location maps for each photograph. Edited and designed by Christopher Calderhead. 80 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 5.25 x 8.5 inches.

$24.95

The Complete Guide to Decorative Stamping: Decorate Your Home Simply and Beautifully With Your Own Easy-To-Make Stamp Designs
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The Complete Guide to Decorative Stamping: Decorate Your Home Simply and Beautifully With Your Own Easy-To-Make Stamp Designs

By Taormina, Grace

New York: Watson-Guptill, 1998. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Very Good paperback with French flaps with small stress marks at the edges and light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Crafters of all levels will find a wealth of fresh ideas for enhancing every room in the house with this book, combining stamping with other crafts such as stenciling, decoupage, decorative painting, sponging, and gold leafing for dramatic effects." Written by Grace Taormina. 160 pages; 200 color illustrations; 7.5 x 10 inches.

$19.95

Designers' Workshop Magazine, December 1986: Book Design
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Designers' Workshop Magazine, December 1986: Book Design

By Miyake, Issey

Japan: Designers' Workshop, 1986. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine with a touch of rubbing at the edges and a touch of soiling to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The December 1986 issue of Designers' Workshop, the bimonthly Japanese magazine about all aspects of design. This issue has heavily illustrated articles on product design, ceramics, clothing and sculptural objects by Issey Miyake from his 1987 Spring collection, manga, etc. but with a special section on book design, both commercial and handmade. 156 pages + about 12 pages of advertising; color illustrations throughout; 7.25 x 10 inches. Text in Japanese.

$19.95

Speedball Textbook For Pen and Brush Lettering, 18th Edition
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Speedball Textbook For Pen and Brush Lettering, 18th Edition

By George, Ross F.

Camden, NJ: Hunt Manufacturing, 1960. Paperback. 18th edition. Fair to Good paperback with creases to the front cover, previous owner's name to the front and inside front cover, light shelf wear, tiny dog ears to about ten pages, and a tiny tear to the first page; otherwise, the interior is clean. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A guide to lettering and calligraphy, with many full alphabets; discusses tools and equipment necessary for various types of hand lettering as well as providing step-by-step instructions. Originated by Ross F. George. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; 96 pages; 8 pages of color + b&w illustrations throughout; 6 x 8.5 inches.

$14.95

Speedball Text Book: Lettering, Poster Design for Pen and Brush, 14th Edition
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Speedball Text Book: Lettering, Poster Design for Pen and Brush, 14th Edition

By George, Ross F.

Camden, NJ: C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., 1941. Paperback. 14th edition, later printing. Fair to Good paperback with rubbing along the spine, light overall wear to the covers, a quarter-sized ink stain to the back that has bleed onto the edges of about twenty pages, and a tiny pen squiggle to the first page; otherwise, the interior is clean. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A guide to lettering and calligraphy, with many full alphabets; discusses tools and equipment necessary for various types of hand lettering as well as providing step-by-step instructions. Written and lettered by Ross F. George. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; 88 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 6 x 8.5 inches.

$29.95

Calligraphy: The Ken Brown Handbook, Vol. One
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Calligraphy: The Ken Brown Handbook, Vol. One

By Brown, Ken

Hugo, OK: Ken Brown Studio, 1977. Paperback. First edition, 1977, self-published. Near Fine paperback with a touch of soiling to the covers and a small slight bump to one corner. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. "The Ken Brown Calligraphy Handbook is a unique approach for beginners to learn the art of calligraphy with a broad-edged pen. The book is filled with examples, exercises, and samples of useful applications for calligraphy including producing hand-scripting on leather, wood, wet cement, and other unusual surfaces." Text and calligraphy by Ken Brown. Staple-bound, embossed card wraps; 32 pages; b&w illustrations throughout with occasional spot color; 8.5 x 11 inches. Hunt Speedball advertisement on the back cover.

$19.95

Calligraphy and Handwriting in America, 1710-1962
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Calligraphy and Handwriting in America, 1710-1962

By Filby, P.W.

Caledonia, NY: Italimuse, 1963. Paperback. First edition. Good paperback with soiling to the covers, two creases to the corner of the front cover, a previous owner's name to the ffep, and a small stain to the inside back cover; the interior is otherwise clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of calligraphy and penmanship in the United States from 1710 through 1962, listing 361 works. The exhibit was shown at the Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore, MD, November 1961 - January 1962. Compiled and with an introduction by P.W. Filby. Unpaginated [ca. 80 pages]; ca. 80 b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 11 inches. Bibliography, index.

$16.95

On the Technique of Manuscript Writing
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On the Technique of Manuscript Writing

By Wise, Marjorie; Professor Patty Smith Hill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Paperback/Hardcover. First edition, presumed. Good+ paperback/hardback with cloth spine and heavy thin boards with soiling to the covers, a touch of wear to the spine ends, tanning to the covers, and a previous owner's name to the inside front cover; interior is clean and unused with a tiny tear to the edge of the last three pages. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Presents techniques for fine manuscript writing, explanations of how to form letters and manage line lengths, and with full alphabets and space to practice. From the series On Childhood Education. Text by Marjorie Wise; introduction by Patty Smith Hill. 53 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 7.75 x 10.5 inches.

$19.95

Paint Your Own Illuminated Letters: A Fascinating Guide to the History of Illumination with More Than 25 Practical Projects
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Paint Your Own Illuminated Letters: A Fascinating Guide to the History of Illumination with More Than 25 Practical Projects

By Oliver, Stefan

New York: Todtri, 2001. Hardcover. First American edition, 2001. Fine hardcover with a previous owner's name to the ffep in a Near Fine dust jacket with light traces of shelf wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "This study places calligraphy into its historical context, and by drawing upon years of experience and expertise, the author gives detailed advice regarding the tools and working practices required to decorate the most stunning illustrated letters. Included are easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, helpfully illustrated by specially commissioned photography and artwork." Text by Stefan Oliver. 128 pages; color illustrations throughout; 9.25 x 11.25 inches. Index.

$21.95

Arthur Baker: Foundational Calligraphy Manual
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Arthur Baker: Foundational Calligraphy Manual

By Baker, Arthur

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with a touch of light bumping to the tips and a touch of shelf wear; interior is clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The majestic capitals inscribed on Trajan's Column in Rome are the basis of our written alphabet, and for centuries artist-craftsmen have attempted to recreate their flowing lines. After studying the manuscripts on which the inscription was based and the tenth-century English manuscripts from which our lowercase alphabet developed, Arthur Baker finally deciphered the hand motions that formed these magnificent letters, unlocking the secret of their grace and fluidity. In this book Baker guides the calligrapher, step by step, through these hand motions. Each letter, capital and lowercase, is illustrated in a full page, showing Baker's hand as he makes the strokes. In addition to the manual, there are several pages illustrating applications of the foundational hand." Basic supplies list and instructions are included, as are full-alphabet variants. Text and illustrations by Arthur Baker; introduction by William Hogarth. vi + 90 pages; b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches.

$19.95

The Ken Brown Calligraphy Handbook
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The Ken Brown Calligraphy Handbook

By Brown, Ken

Hugo, OK: Ken Brown Studio, 1982. Paperback. First revised and expanded edition, 1982. Near Fine paperback with light rubbing along the top edge, a small light bump/crease to one corner of the front cover, and a price sticker to the back. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. "The Ken Brown Calligraphy Handbook is a unique approach for beginners to learn the art of calligraphy with a broad-edged pen. The book is filled with examples, exercises, and samples of useful applications for calligraphy including producing hand-scripting on leather, wood, wet cement, and other unusual surfaces." Text and calligraphy by Ken Brown. Staple-bound card wraps; 56 pages; b&w illustrations throughout with occasional spot color; 8.5 x 11 inches. Hunt Speedball advertisement on the back cover.

$14.95

Borders for Calligraphy: How to Design a Decorated Page
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Borders for Calligraphy: How to Design a Decorated Page

By Shepherd, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1984. Paperback/Plastic Comb. First revised and expanded edition. The interior is fine, clean and bright, with Near Fine card covers bound with plastic comb with very light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Demonstrates various types of ornamental page borders and how they can be used to complement calligraphic texts." Text by Margaret Shepherd. 125 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 11 inches.

$14.95

Lettering of To-Day Today
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Lettering of To-Day Today

By Holme, C. Geoffrey; C.G. Holme

London & New York: Studio, 1937. Hardcover. First edition, 1937. Fair+ ex-lib clothbound hardcover with a quarter-inch chip to the crown, wear to the heel with a half-inch tear, library stamp to the front paste-down and no other indications, two previous owner's names to the ffep--one in calligraphy--and light tanning to the page edges; binding is solid but some of the forms have split; lacking dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A survey of typography and hand-lettering popular in 1937 with five essays and copious examples from photographs, illustrations, calligraphy, typesetting, etc: The Principles of Hand Lettering by Eberhard Holscher; Calligraphy by Alfred Fairbank; Lettering in Book Production by Anna Simons; Lettering in Association with Architecture by Percy J. Smith; and Lettering in Advertising by R. Haughton James. Edited by C. Geoffrey Holme. 144 pages; b&w illustrations throughout with spot color; 8 x 11.5 inches.

$19.95

Ready-to-Use Marbleized Papers: 12 Full-Color 11.5" x 18" Sheets for Craft Projects
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Ready-to-Use Marbleized Papers: 12 Full-Color 11.5" x 18" Sheets for Craft Projects

By Saurman, Judith B. Judith A. Pierce

New York: Dover, 1979. Paperback. First edition, 1979. Very Good+ paperback with a light bump to one corner and light edge wear to the covers; interior is fine and unused. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. "Among the most versatile and attractive craft papers, these 12 original hand-designed marbleized sheets, with their colorful, fiery swirls, will add liveliness and beauty to any craft project. Each full-color sheet, when removed from the book, measures a generous 11.5 x 18 inches." Created by Judith B. Saurman and Judith A. Pierce. Unpaginated [48 pages]; 12 sheets, printed color on one side only; 9 x 11.75 inches.

$14.95

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