The Elements of Lettering

Benson, John Howard; Carey, Arthur Graham

Published by John Stevens, Publisher, Newport, RI, 1940
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press in Boston. Orange brown cloth in rice paper jacket. 125 pp. Illustrations and examples of letters throughout. A theoretical and practical guide to lettering, discussing both general and specific techniques, principles and guidelines, considering aesthetics and other implications in the art of lettering. With an historical section looking at lettering in ancient and Medieval times. Includes sections on writing, drawing and carving letters. Printed by the noted American printer, D.B. Updike. John Howard Benson was a noted stone carver and calligrapher, as well as owner of the John Stevens Shop (a stone carving shop and one of the longest running businesses in the US). POOR jacket on a GOOD book. Heavy tearing, chipping, tattering and loss to the jacket along the extremities, with some scuffing and ink stains/smudges to the wraps. Minor fading, soiling and edgewear to the book. One page very marked up in pencil in the interior. Owner's same on the first endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 008522

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Title: The Elements of Lettering

Publisher: John Stevens, Publisher, Newport, RI

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Poor

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