Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher: (c. 1974)
Seller ID: 000018659
Quarto, (approx. 6" wide by 10 1/4" tall) dark blue cloth covers, unpaginated. Dust jacket has a little wear at edges. "Each Gothic letter has been freely adapted from the illuminated initials found in the Yale Library copy of the Catholicon, thought to have been printed by Gutenberg at Mainz in 1460...On facing pages are concise biographies of the greatest printers, from Aldus to Zainer, Baskerville to Ybarra, defining their influence and explaining their importance." Dust jacket has some tanning, wear at edges. View More...
Paper covers with title printed on top cover in a calligraphic cartouche with a small red heart. Approx. 5 5/8" wide y 8 1/4" tall.One page poem plus a colophon, printed in black and red. Red-string-tied. Covers have slight soil; bottom outer corners have some abrasion, chips. From the colophon: "This keepsake, the first of a monthly series, has been printed for the friends of Illinois Typesetters...an edition of 250 copies has been printed, by hand, on a Vandercook proof press. Completed at Chicago, February, 1939./ Design and Typography by N.W. F." (Norman W. Forgue.) 092717... View More...