A Printer's Dozen.

CARTER, Sebastian.

Published by The Rampant Lions Press,, Cambridge, England:, 1993
From Colophon Book Shop, ABAA (Exeter, NH, U.S.A.)

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folio, Sample spreads of experimental settings from eleven books: National Proverbs of Arabia; The Four Gospels; the letters of Pliny the Younger and the Emperor Trajan; Aesop's Fables; Dante' s Inferno; Philip Sidney's Apology for poetry; Shakespeare's King Lear; Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary; the Annotated Alice; Arthur Rimbaud's Poem Voyelles, and Malcolm Lowry's novella Through the Panama. All the spreads are in at least two colors, and several are in four or five. Typefaces range from Kelmscott Troy to the Sans-serif Nord italic, and text sizes from 11 pt. to 48 pt. The spreads are on Arches Vélin, and each is enclosed in a folder of Khaki Fabriano Ingres printed with a part-title and a note on the typographic treatment. There is an introduction on the problems of the choice of texts for fine printing and experimental design. Very fine. marbled boards and blue cloth in slipcase. First Edition, Limited to 200 numbered copies. . Bookseller Inventory # 17251

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Title: A Printer's Dozen.

Publisher: The Rampant Lions Press,, Cambridge, England:

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

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