ABOUT ALPHABETS: SOME MARGINAL NOTES ON TYPE DESIGN. Hermann Zapf.
ABOUT ALPHABETS: SOME MARGINAL NOTES ON TYPE DESIGN
ABOUT ALPHABETS: SOME MARGINAL NOTES ON TYPE DESIGN
ABOUT ALPHABETS: SOME MARGINAL NOTES ON TYPE DESIGN

ABOUT ALPHABETS: SOME MARGINAL NOTES ON TYPE DESIGN

New York: The Typophiles, 1960. first edition. 7 1/8" x 4 1/2", 18cm x 11.4cm. 118 pages. There is a preface by Paul Standard, who translated the book from German, Hermann Zapf's text, starting with his "born in Nurnberg on 8 November 1918...", with a portrait frontispiece, calligraphic broadsides and type specimens and a terminal essay by Paul A. Bennett on the background of the book. The book, 37th in the Typophile Chap Book series, was designed by the author, set in linotype Optima and printed in Frankfurt by Ludwig Oehms. This edition comprises 400 copies for Typophile subscribers and contributors, and 300 copies for general sale, each numbered and signed. This is copy number 159, and bears Zapf's elegant signature on the colophon page. The spine is lightly worn at the ends and is a shade or two darkened and with a slightly rubbed leather label. The book is otherwise very good to fine in blue cloth. Item #7116

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