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40 Mills Place: A Collection of Type Specimens.

Archetype Press, Pasadena:]

Published by Pasadena, CA: Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design, 2003., 2003
From Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A. (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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This is one of the Archetype PressÕs most ambitious productions. It includes samples of the different kinds of type owned by the press, from the classic fonts like Bembo, Palatino, Garamond, Baskerville and Bodoni to those designed by the great designers of the twentieth-century such as Eric Gill, Jan Van Krimpen, Frederic Goudy, and Rudolf Koch, to more contemporary, whimsical ones. The Steven Heller illustration is a delightful color rendition of the historic Old Pasadena building. Fifty-three sheets, printed on rectos only, consisting of a half-title, title-page, introduction by Doyald Young, colophon leaf, an illustrated leaf containing an image transfer print by photographer Steven A. Heller, and forty-eight type specimens, featuring color and illustrations, printed by the students of Art Center, under the direction of Gloria Kondrup and Cody Clark. One of 120 copies, printed as a tribute to 40 Mills Place, the address at which the Archetype Press printed forty different projects. The Press has recently moved to new quarters. The sheets are loose, in a red cloth clamshell case, made by Alice Vaughan. The specimens were printed letterpress, using metal and wood type. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 14276

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Title: 40 Mills Place: A Collection of Type ...

Publisher: Pasadena, CA: Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design, 2003.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, history of science, history of computers, and art. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietors: Michael R. Thompson, Kathleen D. Thompson, Carol Sandberg

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