"In the last decades only a small band of diehard typographers, paper makers, publishers, designers, art schools and amateurs have fought an uphill battle against the avalanche of mediocrity inletterheads" A history from the 15th century of letterheads, with many examples, culminating in a collection of contemorary letterheads, on the original paper and by the original designers and printers. Spiral-bound, but externally this is cloth-backed printed boards. Light wear to extremities, else fine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Letterhead. History and Progress.
Publisher: Museum Books, Inc
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: Cloth-backed Boards
Book Condition: Near Fine.
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Museum Books. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Decorated paper over boards, backed in black cloth with gilt lettering. Internally spiral-bound leaves. Moderate edge wear to boards. No internal marks. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 518552342
Book Description Museum Books, New York, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Black cloth & patterned board binding rubbed at extremities & slightly cocked; boards a bit foxed & smudged; bottom edge of front board chipped; leaf edges foxed, else a very crisp, tight & clean volume, with bright & clear ils. ; Many classic b&w and color ils.; sturdy metal spiral binding hidden beneath cloth backstrip. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 200 pages. Seller Inventory # 45443
Book Description Voorbeelden van briefhoofden. Ringband en losse bijlagen. Seller Inventory # 59189
Book Description New York: Museum Books, Inc., 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. VG-, w/edge wear, sm tear on front edge of cloth spine, sm color spots on back cover, but interior pages are quite clean (see photos)/ —. No d.j., as issued. Wire-spiral binding concealed in black cloth spine and illustrative paper over boards. Endpapers are tan, laid-finish stock. Well-illustrated survey of the letterhead in history and typography occupying the first half, followed by well over 50 examples of actual “Letterheads Of Today” bound in, with design and production credits in the bottom margin. Designers credited include Hermann Zapf, Lou Dorfsman, Ladislav Sutnar, Milton Ackoff, et al. Unpaginated (over 150 pages) . Protected with a removable clear archival cover. Priority and international orders require extra charges which will be quoted upon ordering for prior approval. Seller Inventory # 150620
Book Description Museum Books, New York, 1955. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Metal spiral bound quarto. Cover design by Ronald Clyne. Unpaginated volume on the history and evolution of letterhead typography. Includes 54 actual examples at rear of volume. Black cloth spine over patterned boards. Boards are worn along the edges. Still a very good, clean example with wonderfully designed examples of letterhead typography. Uncommon volume. Seller Inventory # 19947
Book Description Museum Books, Inc: NY, 1955. Illust, 12.25 x 9.5, cloth backed patterned boards, unpag, covers spotted, top of spine torn, extremities bumped and fraying, snag on back cover, ink stamped name, ink names, some interior staining (from binder's glue) at ends else a decent example of scarce title. WITH 55 ACTUAL EXAMPLES OF "LETTERHEADS OF TODAY" BOUND IN AT REAR. SWAF. Still, a desirable book for those interested in 1950s design. Seller Inventory # 97-5300
Book Description Museum Books, Inc., New York, 1955. First edition, large 4to, unpaginated; profusely illustrated throughout, including a collection of letterheads designed by outstanding artists and typographers and printed especially for this volume. Light edgewear to extremities, else very good in original cloth-backed paper covered boards, spiral bound. Seller Inventory # 41857
Book Description Museum Books, 1955. Unknown Binding. Condition: Good. First Edition. Hardcover. 1955. Illustrated, 12.25 x 9.5, 1/4 -- Black cloth with patterned boards. Unpaginated, ( approx 150 pp ) In original spiral binding. A near VG Copy. 2 faint library stamps to front and rear pastedowns - No other markings can be found. Some rubbing and wear to covers. Contains approx. 60 original 'Letterheads of Today' bound in at rear. Letterheads are all VG, unmarked condition. Overall, a nice example of a scarce title and highly desired to those interested in 1950s design. Seller Inventory # mon0000643690