Ostensibly a formal treatise on letters and letterforms, Geofroy Tory’s Champ Fleury is a marvelously personal work that reveals much about the experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of the prototypical Renaissance man. Taken literally, champ fleury means "flowery fields"; written as a single word, it is an old French idiom for "paradise." Tory clearly chose the title to connote the variety of ideas rooted in his everyday experience as a scholar, editor, scribe, illuminator, and bookseller. Tory’s analysis of letters, for instance, was not limited to their construction and visual presentation, but also included larger issues of language and literature. This Octavo Edition includes a commentary, bibliographical notes, and complete images of the original 1529 work and of the 1927 translation designed by Bruce Rogers. Commentary by Kay Amert.
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Book Description Paris: Geofroy Tory; New York: Grolier Club (Oakland: Octavo) 1529; 1927; 2003, 1529. No Binding. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Digital facsimile (in PDF format on CD-ROM) of the 1529 first edition of this classic of esotericism and design, as well as the celebrated 1927 English translation designed by Bruce Rogers and published by the Grolier Club. Geofroy Tory's Champ fleury belongs to that select class of works that continue to enlighten nearly five centuries after publication. Ostensibly a formal treatise on letters and letterforms, Tory's beautifully illustrated book contains, like the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, tantalizing hints of a larger and more comprehensive meaning and purpose to its enigmatic text and illustrations. This Octavo Edition contains detailed digital images of magnificent copies of the two editions from the Library of Congress (may be magnified at up to 200% of original size) as well as a new introduction by typography expert Kay Amert and detailed bibliographical information. Bookseller Inventory # 8VTOCF01
Book Description Octavo, 2003. CD-ROM. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1891788868
Book Description Octavo, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. cdr blg edition. 182 pages. French language. 5.25x5.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1891788868