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Champ Fleury (facsimile of 1529 and 1927 editions on CD-ROM)

Tory, Geofroy (translated by George B. Ives; designed by Bruce Rogers; introduction by Kay Amert)

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ISBN 10: 1891788868 / ISBN 13: 9781891788864
Published by Paris: Geofroy Tory; New York: Grolier Club (Oakland: Octavo) 1529; 1927; 2003, 1529
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New digital facsimile (in electronic PDF format on CD-ROM disc) 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

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Title: Champ Fleury (facsimile of 1529 and 1927 ...

Publisher: Paris: Geofroy Tory; New York: Grolier Club (Oakland: Octavo) 1529; 1927; 2003

Publication Date: 1529

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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Imaged from The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of the Library of Congress

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