Alphabets: A Manual of Letter Design, with Complete Alphabets of Varied Styles of Lettering.

McMURTRIE, Douglas C.

Published by Bridgman Publishers [1927], Pelham, NY, 1927
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8vo. Tan decorative paper over boards, dust jacket. 64pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good/fair. Paper loss at head of jacket spine, and jacket also age toned, rubbed and edgeworn. A tight and decent second printing of this important typeface survey by the renowned and incredibly prolific typeface designer and bibliographer (1888-1944). From the personal library of noted sculptor and painter Carl Tolpo (1901-76), who pens "1928 or 9" on the front flyleaf. Laid in is a heavy stock 5½" X 3¼" card, n.p., n.y., on which Tolpo handsomely pens some text, apparently for an artwork on a subject with which he's closely associated -- Yellowstone Park. It read in black India ink: "Lower Great Falls / of the / Yellowstone River / GRAND CA[NYON]," and again this same text, as Tolpo experimented with different type styles. Presumably this was a draft for a caption, perhaps for one of his well-known Yellowstone paintings, and McMurtrie's study was Tolpo's resource for ideas. Intriguing. Bookseller Inventory # 38585

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Title: Alphabets: A Manual of Letter Design, with ...

Publisher: Bridgman Publishers [1927], Pelham, NY

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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