Gutenberg and the Strasbourg Documents of 1439

Fuhrmann, Otto

Published by Press of the Woolly Whale, 1940
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One of 660 copies. 10 x 7.5 inches. Light oxblood-colored buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped title label to the spine and with a crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Scarcely a hint of shelf life. T.E.G. With x and 260 numbered pages. Decorative title page. With decorative chapter initials and with B&W sketches by the distinguished book illustrator, Fritz Kredel. The body matter is hand set in Bruce Rogers' 14 pt. Centaur by George W. Van Vechten, Jr., while the press work is by George C. Montgomery. Slight flaw in the paper to the page opposite the title page. Else the book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Very gently read. The text block is soldily attached to the binding. The medium-duty, hardboard, plain slipcase is giving along two edges. However, it has done a very good job protecting the book. A Fine copy in a Very Good Minus slipcase. Published in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the invention of printing from movable types. Of special interest are the facsimiles of the Strasbourg Documents, including the original Alsatian text, the French version of Laborde, the modern English version, and the modern German version. The Press of the Woolly Whale was founded in 1928 by Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Gutenberg and the Strasbourg Documents of ...
Publisher: Press of the Woolly Whale
Publication Date: 1940
Binding: Buckram
Illustrator: Kredel, Fritz
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description Press of the Whooly Whale, New York, 1940. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Prospectus only for this book, 1940, unbound, 5 pages of text, not illustrated. Near fine condition with toning, faint crease to bottom of front panel. Seller Inventory # B34152

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Book Description New York: Press of the Woolly Whale., 1940. Condition: Good. Tri-fold prospectus. With promotional sheet and mailing card laid-in. 8vo. Wraps. Seller Inventory # 54-1600

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Book Description Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, 1940. First edition. One of 660 copies. Quarto. x, [2], 260, [1, colophon], [1] pp. textual illustrations. Publisher's terra-cotta cloth with gilt seal on front, burgundy morocco gilt spine label, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. In the original slipcase with top split yet holding. A very clean and handsome copy.Done, with a great quantity of other works, to herald the 500th anniversary of Gutenberg's invention. Seller Inventory # 72211

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Book Description Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, 1940. Maroon Cloth Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. Kredel, Fritz (illustrator). Limited Edition. x, 260 pages. Gold lettering on a very chipped leather label on the spine ((unreadable). Very minor soiling to the fore edges. A very good copy of this study of thi history of printing. With 14 illustrations. Appended are: The Text of the Documents in the Original Alsatian, The French of Laborde, and Modern German and English Translations. One of 660 copies printed. Size: 7.5 x 10. Printing History. Seller Inventory # 004102

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Book Description Press of The Woolly Whale, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Hardcover. Maroon cloth with gilt design on front board, leather label on spine. Spine faded with a slight lean. Slip case faded and creased with chips and tears. Seller Inventory # 2778

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Book Description Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, 1940. Large octavo. Gilt cloth, gilt spine label, t.e.g. Sketches by Fritz Kredel. First edition. One of 660 copies printed. As new in glassine and slipcase. LAWSON & PANKOW 96. Seller Inventory # WRCLIT35435

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FUHRMANN, Otto W.
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Book Description Press of the Woolly Whale, NY, 1940. First Edition. 4to, pp. x, 260.Notes, bibliographies, index. Illustrated with small drawings by Fritz Kredel, and with facsimiles. Maroon cloth, stamped in gilt; TEG. Cover faded at spine, o/w near fine in faded and slightly worn box. Colophon reads: "This volume, commenced in the Spring of 1939, is published in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the invention of printing from movable types. The body matter is hand set in Bruce Rogers' 14-point Centaur by George W. Van Vechten, Jr., while the presswork is by George C. Montgomery. Only 660 copies have been printed.". Seller Inventory # 55103

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