Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo, unpaged  pages.The book is a collection of quatrains and is also an alphabet book.The text is printed in black ink, with large color initials as headings in red, blue, green, brown and ochre. The book was beautifully printed at the Stinehour Press in Lunenberg, Vermont, and is number 884 in the bibliography of the press. The design is by Freeman Keith, who was one of Stinehour's book producers. The elegant, winged A and Z letters that form the two-panel dustjacket, though not credited, are surely the work of calligrapher Stephen Harvard, whose very similar treatment appears on a History of Photography also printed by Stinehour. A very fine copy, and, like other books printed by Stinehour, a total pleasure to hold in one's hand.
Cincinnati, Ohio: Contemporary Arts Center, 1960. First edition. A travelling exhibit arranged by the Contemporary Arts Center at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 12mo, unpaged (62)pages, with a photograph of Zapf as frontispiece, an introduction by Noel Martin, descriptions of 170 exhibits and reproductions of many of them in black and red inks, plus a list of Zapf's typefaces and a brief chronology. The booklet is set in Linotype Optima and was printed at the Stempel foundry in Frankfurt am Main. Text paper age-toned at the edges else about fine in grey-green wrappers, spine slightly browned, with a narrow paper spine label, also age-toned.
New York: Champion Papers, 1978. 11" x 8 1/2", 36 pages. This issue was designed by Hermann Zapf, and is full of his quotes, typefaces, calligraphy and posters, many being full-page and in color. An internally fine -- and indisputably elegant -- copy in mildly rubbed and faded heavy blue wrappers. Text and cover papers are by Champion. A very good copy.