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A History Of the Gregynog Press

By: Harrop, Dorothy A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Pinner, Middlesex, Private Libraries Association, 1980

Edition: First Edition


Dark brown cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 266pp. Many beautiful b/w illustrations. One of a limited edition of 2,500 copies. Includes a bibliography and hand-list of ephemera to the rear, together with images of press devices used by the Gregynog Press. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Bauer Type Foundry

By: Anon.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, Germany, Bauer Type Foundry, 0


Undated, but c.1950. blue cloth with title in faded gilt on spine, and a stylised compass logo in gilt in front cover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. 113pp. plus index. Text is in German, English, Spanish and French. This catalogue was produced to display the different typefaces offered by the Bauer Type Foundry, and includes Bauer Bodoni Roman, and various versions of Beton and Futura. The preface explains that most of the type... View more info

Book Design

By: Trevitt, John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1980


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 34pp. A small, but thorough guide to the entire process of book design, from author to publisher to printer. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Caractere No.13 Hors-Serie, Numero Special Noel 1958

By: Ollive, Emmanuel (ed.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Dechaux, 1958


Blue textured paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Condition: Good, with light sunning and shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, previous owners name on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general shelfwear and a few small chips and tears. A graphic art compilation featuring typography and paper stock samples together with images by Bernard Buffet, Fernand Leger and Jean Lurcat, amongst many others. The dustjacket features a detail of a tapestry by Jea... View more info

Do You Want it Good or Do You Want it Tuesday? The Halcyon Days of W.S.Cowell Ltd. Printers

By: Artmonsky, Ruth

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Artmonsky Arts, 2012

Edition: First Edition


Softcover with dustjacket. Condition: As new. Dustjacket condition: As new. 106pp. Many colour illustrations. For a halcyon period, from the 1930's to the 1960's the Suffolk based firm of W.S.Cowell was at the forefront of colour printing in Great Britain, printing such books as the Puffin pictures series and Orlando the marmalade cat, by Kathleen Hale. This book, written by the wonderful Ruth Artmonsky, details their main publishing successes during this period. 12mo - ... View more info

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La Troupe des Bons Enfans Assembles A L'Hotel des Ragouts

By: Cox, Edwin Marion (preface)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Chiswick Press, 1931


Title page states "reprinted from the very rare original edition". Grey paper covered boards with blue buckram spine. Title in black on white paper label on front cover. Original glassine dustjacket. Condition: Good with very light shelfwear to covers and very light sunning to cover edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Inscribed on the front endpaper to a previous owner by Marjorie Cox (wife of Edwin?). 18pp. One of a limited edition of 150 copies, and signed by Ed... View more info

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Modern Publicity 1957-1958 (no.27)

By: Mercer, Frank (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & New York, The Studio Ltd., 1958


Yellow cloth with title in dark red on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to top and bottom of spine. Binding sound. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Poor, generally shelfworn with a couple of large chunks missing to head and tail of jacket and upper and lower inner corners of the jacket where it meets the spine.180pp. 1000 illustrations, 114 in colour. This 27th annual issue of Modern Publicity rev... View more info

Reason and Typography with Particular Reference to Typographic Layout.

By: Hague, Rene

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Liverpool College of Art, 1959


Grey card covers. Condition: Very good condition, text clean, no inscriptions. 5pp. Appears new even though printed fifty years ago. This essay was first printed in Typography I, November 1936, and was reprinted in this booklet by kind permission of Rene Hague and Robert Harling to mark the opening of Eric Gill Typographer, an exhibition held at Liverpool College of Art, 28 Jan-7 Feb 1959. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.16 - The Dressmaker

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press, 0


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Printed in black and red. The illustration is a reduced version of Eric Gill's engraving of Madonna and Child. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.39). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.4 - The Dormouse

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press, 0


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 5 inches. Four stanza poem, printed in black and red, with an engraving of a dormouse. Variant issue. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.27a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Small Rhyme Sheet No.5 - The Sailor

By: Pepler, Hilary

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Ditchling, Sussex, St.Dominic's Press, 0


Undated, but issued between 1926 and 1932. Single sheet of paper. Condition: Very good. Size 8 by 4 1/2 inches. Printed in black and red, variant issue. Illustration by Mary Dudley Short. Three stanza poem with wood engraving of a sailor dancing. For further reference, see St.Dominic's Press: A Bibiliography 1916-1937 by Taylor & Sewell ref.B.28a). The small rhyme sheets each have a short poem by H.D.C.Pepler (unsigned) and are headed by a small engraving. Size: 8vo - ov... View more info

Street Name lettering in the British Isles

By: Bartram, Alan

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries, 1978


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. The initials B.S. are printed inside the rear cover. This book is a companion volume to the authors previous titles, Fascia Lettering and Tombstone Lettering. The author identifies the few basic type families used for signposts in British towns. Bath receives a particularly detailed treatment for it is in this city in the author's opinoin that the most perfect match of lettering aesthetic and function ... View more info

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Tanaka Ikko: Graphic Master

By: Calza, Gian Carlo

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press, 1997


White hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light soiling. 271pp. Many colour illustrations. Tanaka Ikko (1930-2002) is one of the established masters of graphic design. This book examines Tanaka's entire oeuvre, from the late 1950s to the date of publication in 1997, encompassing graphic design, art direction and interior design. View more info

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The Colophon Part Eight (A Book Collectors Quarterly)

By: Adler, Elmer (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon Ltd., 1931


Paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning and soiling to covers, more so to rear cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. One of an edition of three thousand copies. As well as essays on subjects such as four centuries of book titles, modern firsts and the bookseller, Benjamin Gomez, It includes a signed lithograph entitled "Gardenia" by Victoria Hutson dated 1931. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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The Colophon, New Graphic Series, Number Four, Volume One

By: Adler, Elmer (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers Inc., 1940


Paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and light sunning and soiling to covers, more so to rear cover, which has a light waterstain to the top right corner. Light cockling to the inner corners of some pages. Binding sound, no inscriptions. As well as essays on subjects such as Hans Andersen Fairy Tales and D.H.Lawrence and his critics, it includes an original woodcut by Paul Landacre (1893-1963) entitled "Campers" on p.21, which has a water... View more info