Selected Essays on Books and Printing

Johnson, A. F.

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Set and printed at the estimable firm of the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy. Lovely black-flecked red fabric binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering on a black spine label. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. XI and 489 numbered pages. With numerous full-page plates, most of which are in B&W but several of which are in duotone with red accents. Pristine pull-out maps of the City of London between pages 397 and 400. Either unread or very gently read. Exceptionally clean and still quite tight. Plain paper dust jacket, with crisp black- and red-stamped lettering. A few tiny tears at the DJ spine head, quite minor. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: First edition. Contains 40 articles on printing, type specimens and book illustration. Numerous facsimiles and two folding maps. Four page prospectus loosely inserted. Few small tears in dust jacket, light sunning on spine. Book fine xi, 489 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. thick 4to..

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Title: Selected Essays on Books and Printing
Publisher: Van Gendt & Co.
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Johnson, A.F. ; Muir, P.H.
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Book Description Van Gendt & Co., Amsterdam, first edition, 1970 [ actually 1971 ], 1970. Cloth, large 8vo, 31 cm, xi, 491 pp, ills, (2 folding). A collection of 40 essays, the majority concerned with aspects of Johnson's special interest : the history of books and printing in the 16th century. "[Johnson was] first and foremost a bibliographer who happened at the same time to be a historian of typography: of printing and typefounding. He was an early recruit to the company of Daniel B. Updike, Stanley Morison, and others who took the initiative in exploring the history of printing in a new way, by looking at type faces as well as at the printers who used them. A relatively small part of Johnsonís studies has gone into books, though no type historian or bibliographer could have done without his Type Designs or his Encyclopedia of Typefaces (jointly with Turner Berry and Jaspert), to name only two. But many of his writings were published in periodicals, yearbooks, and the like that are now hard to come by." - from the introduction. The contents include: Introduction, by Percy H. Muir; The Classification of Gothic Types; A Catalogue of Italian Writing-Books of the Sixteenth Century; A Short History of Printing in the Sixteenth Century; The Chancery Types of Italy and France (jointly with Stanley Morison); Italian Sixteenth-Century Books; Books printed at Lyons in the Sixteenth Century; The Supply of Types in the Sixteenth Century; Some French Bible Illustrations in the Sixteenth Century; Geofroy Tory; Oronce Fine as an Illustrator of Books; The 'Antwerp' Ornaments; An Alphabet by Pieter Coecke van Aelst; Some Notes on German Renaissance Title-Borders; The Title-Borders of Hans Holbein; Basle Ornaments on Paris Books, 1519-36; Some Cologne and Basle Types, 1525-52; English Books printed Abroad; Books printed at Heidelberg for Thomas Cartwright; Some Types used by Paolo Manuzio; The Italic Types of Robert Granjon; Christian Egenolff of Frankfurt and his Types; On Re-reading Updike; Title-Pages: their Forms and Development, 1500-1800; English Typography in the Seventeenth Century; Notes on Some Seventeenth-Century English Types and Type; Specimens; An Unrecorded Specimen Sheet of a Scottish Printing House; Type Designs and Type-founding in Scotland; The Exiled English Church at Amsterdam and its Press; J. F. Stam, Amsterdam, and English Bibles; Typography at the Cambridge University Press, c. 1700; The 'Goût Hollandois'; John Bagford, Antiquary, 1650-1716;The King's Printers, 1660-1742;English Type Specimen Books;The Homes of the London Typefounders (jointly with W. Turner-Berry);The Modern-Face Type in England; Fat Faces: their History, Forms, and Use;Typographia, or the Printer's Instructor; Old-Face Types in the Victorian Age; Nineteenth-Century Typefounders and Mechanical Inventions; References;Bibliographical Note; Index. Very Good in dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # ABE-43706

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Book Description Van Gendt & Co., Amsterdam, first edition, 1970 [ actually 1971 ], 1970. Cloth, large 8vo, 31 cm, xi, 491 pp, ills, (2 folding). A collection of 40 essays, the majority concerned with aspects of Johnson's special interest : the history of books and printing in the 16th century. "[Johnson was] first and foremost a bibliographer who happened at the same time to be a historian of typography: of printing and typefounding. He was an early recruit to the company of Daniel B. Updike, Stanley Morison, and others who took the initiative in exploring the history of printing in a new way, by looking at type faces as well as at the printers who used them. A relatively small part of Johnsonís studies has gone into books, though no type historian or bibliographer could have done without his Type Designs or his Encyclopedia of Typefaces (jointly with Turner Berry and Jaspert), to name only two. But many of his writings were published in periodicals, yearbooks, and the like that are now hard to come by." - from the introduction. The contents include: Introduction, by Percy H. Muir; The Classification of Gothic Types; A Catalogue of Italian Writing-Books of the Sixteenth Century; A Short History of Printing in the Sixteenth Century; The Chancery Types of Italy and France (jointly with Stanley Morison); Italian Sixteenth-Century Books; Books printed at Lyons in the Sixteenth Century; The Supply of Types in the Sixteenth Century; Some French Bible Illustrations in the Sixteenth Century; Geofroy Tory; Oronce Fine as an Illustrator of Books; The 'Antwerp' Ornaments; An Alphabet by Pieter Coecke van Aelst; Some Notes on German Renaissance Title-Borders; The Title-Borders of Hans Holbein; Basle Ornaments on Paris Books, 1519-36; Some Cologne and Basle Types, 1525-52; English Books printed Abroad; Books printed at Heidelberg for Thomas Cartwright; Some Types used by Paolo Manuzio; The Italic Types of Robert Granjon; Christian Egenolff of Frankfurt and his Types; On Re-reading Updike; Title-Pages: their Forms and Development, 1500-1800; English Typography in the Seventeenth Century; Notes on Some Seventeenth-Century English Types and Type; Specimens; An Unrecorded Specimen Sheet of a Scottish Printing House; Type Designs and Type-founding in Scotland; The Exiled English Church at Amsterdam and its Press; J. F. Stam, Amsterdam, and English Bibles; Typography at the Cambridge University Press, c. 1700; The 'Goût Hollandois'; John Bagford, Antiquary, 1650-1716;The King's Printers, 1660-1742;English Type Specimen Books;The Homes of the London Typefounders (jointly with W. Turner-Berry);The Modern-Face Type in England; Fat Faces: their History, Forms, and Use;Typographia, or the Printer's Instructor; Old-Face Types in the Victorian Age; Nineteenth-Century Typefounders and Mechanical Inventions; References;Bibliographical Note; Index. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise Very Good in somewhat torn and browned dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # ABE-43684

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Johnson, A.F. ; Muir, P.H.
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Book Description Van Gendt & Co., Amsterdam, first edition, 1970 [ actually 1971 ], 1970. Cloth, large 8vo, 31 cm, xi, 491 pp, ills, (2 folding). A collection of 40 essays, the majority concerned with aspects of Johnson's special interest : the history of books and printing in the 16th century. "[Johnson was] first and foremost a bibliographer who happened at the same time to be a historian of typography: of printing and typefounding. He was an early recruit to the company of Daniel B. Updike, Stanley Morison, and others who took the initiative in exploring the history of printing in a new way, by looking at type faces as well as at the printers who used them. A relatively small part of Johnsonís studies has gone into books, though no type historian or bibliographer could have done without his Type Designs or his Encyclopedia of Typefaces (jointly with Turner Berry and Jaspert), to name only two. But many of his writings were published in periodicals, yearbooks, and the like that are now hard to come by." - from the introduction. The contents include: Introduction, by Percy H. Muir; The Classification of Gothic Types; A Catalogue of Italian Writing-Books of the Sixteenth Century; A Short History of Printing in the Sixteenth Century; The Chancery Types of Italy and France (jointly with Stanley Morison); Italian Sixteenth-Century Books; Books printed at Lyons in the Sixteenth Century; The Supply of Types in the Sixteenth Century; Some French Bible Illustrations in the Sixteenth Century; Geofroy Tory; Oronce Fine as an Illustrator of Books; The 'Antwerp' Ornaments; An Alphabet by Pieter Coecke van Aelst; Some Notes on German Renaissance Title-Borders; The Title-Borders of Hans Holbein; Basle Ornaments on Paris Books, 1519-36; Some Cologne and Basle Types, 1525-52; English Books printed Abroad; Books printed at Heidelberg for Thomas Cartwright; Some Types used by Paolo Manuzio; The Italic Types of Robert Granjon; Christian Egenolff of Frankfurt and his Types; On Re-reading Updike; Title-Pages: their Forms and Development, 1500-1800; English Typography in the Seventeenth Century; Notes on Some Seventeenth-Century English Types and Type; Specimens; An Unrecorded Specimen Sheet of a Scottish Printing House; Type Designs and Type-founding in Scotland; The Exiled English Church at Amsterdam and its Press; J. F. Stam, Amsterdam, and English Bibles; Typography at the Cambridge University Press, c. 1700; The 'Goût Hollandois'; John Bagford, Antiquary, 1650-1716;The King's Printers, 1660-1742;English Type Specimen Books;The Homes of the London Typefounders (jointly with W. Turner-Berry);The Modern-Face Type in England; Fat Faces: their History, Forms, and Use;Typographia, or the Printer's Instructor; Old-Face Types in the Victorian Age; Nineteenth-Century Typefounders and Mechanical Inventions; References;Bibliographical Note; Index. Fine in a slightly used dustwrapper which is slightly frayed at the spine-ends. Seller Inventory # ABE-23377

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Johnson, A F (ed Percy H Muir)
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Book Description Van Gendt, Holland, 1970. Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Many Fine Illus & Plates. (illustrator). First Edition. Large 4to, mint in dj, xiii+489 pp. Maroon cloth. Johnson of the British Museum was a remarkable pioneer in the history of printing and typography esp. the earlier period (mainly STC era), but his findings were scattered about in learned periodicals, and this is the first attempt to put some of them in book format. For the historian of books this is indeed a sumptuous feast, and with very fine illustrations. (Large book extra carriage costs) Size: Large 4to. Seller Inventory # 003400

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Book Description Van Gendt & Co., Amsterdam, first edition, 1970 [ actually 1971 ], 1970. Dark orange -coloured half morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, large 8vo, 31 cm, xi, 491 pp, ills, (2 folding). A collection of 40 essays, the majority concerned with aspects of Johnson's special interest : the history of books and printing in the 16th century. "[Johnson was] first and foremost a bibliographer who happened at the same time to be a historian of typography: of printing and typefounding. He was an early recruit to the company of Daniel B. Updike, Stanley Morison, and others who took the initiative in exploring the history of printing in a new way, by looking at type faces as well as at the printers who used them. A relatively small part of Johnsonís studies has gone into books, though no type historian or bibliographer could have done without his Type Designs or his Encyclopedia of Typefaces (jointly with Turner Berry and Jaspert), to name only two. But many of his writings were published in periodicals, yearbooks, and the like that are now hard to come by." - from the introduction. The contents include: Introduction, by Percy H. Muir; The Classification of Gothic Types; A Catalogue of Italian Writing-Books of the Sixteenth Century; A Short History of Printing in the Sixteenth Century; The Chancery Types of Italy and France (jointly with Stanley Morison); Italian Sixteenth-Century Books; Books printed at Lyons in the Sixteenth Century; The Supply of Types in the Sixteenth Century; Some French Bible Illustrations in the Sixteenth Century; Geofroy Tory; Oronce Fine as an Illustrator of Books; The 'Antwerp' Ornaments; An Alphabet by Pieter Coecke van Aelst; Some Notes on German Renaissance Title-Borders; The Title-Borders of Hans Holbein; Basle Ornaments on Paris Books, 1519-36; Some Cologne and Basle Types, 1525-52; English Books printed Abroad; Books printed at Heidelberg for Thomas Cartwright; Some Types used by Paolo Manuzio; The Italic Types of Robert Granjon; Christian Egenolff of Frankfurt and his Types; On Re-reading Updike; Title-Pages: their Forms and Development, 1500-1800; English Typography in the Seventeenth Century; Notes on Some Seventeenth-Century English Types and Type; Specimens; An Unrecorded Specimen Sheet of a Scottish Printing House; Type Designs and Type-founding in Scotland; The Exiled English Church at Amsterdam and its Press; J. F. Stam, Amsterdam, and English Bibles; Typography at the Cambridge University Press, c. 1700; The 'Goût Hollandois'; John Bagford, Antiquary, 1650-1716;The King's Printers, 1660-1742;English Type Specimen Books;The Homes of the London Typefounders (jointly with W. Turner-Berry);The modern-Face Type in England; Fat Faces: their History, Forms, and Use;Typographia, or the Printer's Instructor; Old-Face Types in the Victorian Age; Nineteenth-Century Typefounders and Mechanical Inventions; References;Bibliographical Note; Index. A few light pencil sidelinings, Very Good. Seller Inventory # ABE-15274

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Book Description Van Gendt & Co., London, 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. FIRST EDITION. Fine condition large quarto in a Fine condition DJ. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Oblong. Seller Inventory # 301325

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