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  • IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman. by Orcutt, William Dana.
    Orcutt, William Dana.
    IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Includes chapters on printing, typography, illustrations and much more - illustrated with a full color frontispiece with a captioned tissue guard and many plates throughout the book, Top edge gilt. List of illustrations. Index. 316 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gilt stamping (rubbing to lettering on spine, previous owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65038
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  • (The American Institute Of Graphic Arts)
    FIFTY BOOKS OF THE YEAR 1949. 1950 EXHIBITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The American Institute Of Graphic Arts, 1950. Hardcover first edition - The 1950 exhibition was the 28th Annual Exhibition, opening April 4, 1950 in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington. A selection of 50 of the best books of 1949 (out of ten thousand), chosen on the basis of typography, design, content, quality of manufacture and significance. Each book is illustrated with pictures of the binding, title page and one interior page. Indexes. Unpaginated, but a slim book.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with a yellow cloth spine.

    Book ID: 40817
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  • [Typography] Owens, L. T.
    J. H. MASON 1875-1951: SCHOLAR-PRINTER

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and…

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    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and 12 other illustrations, including some double spread ones. Several appendices listing some of the books produced under his direction and also containing letters and speeches by Mason. Introduction by James Moran, index. A title in the Ars Typographica Series. xvi, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-584103530.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in fine pale blue dust jacket (a new copy.) Slightly oversized format.

    Book ID: 31492
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