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Author Name    Goudy, Frederic

Title   Typologia, Studies in Type Design & Type Making

Binding   Decorative Boards

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Good Plus

Edition   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA Univ. of California Press 1940

Seller ID   007663

First printing of the first edition, with presumed first issue dust jacket. Printed in the USA by the University of California Press in August 1940. Beige linen-like tweed buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering over a balck blaze to the front board and to the spine. Exceptionally clean and attractive binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, with very minor bumping to the upper corners. 10.5 x 7 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xviii and 170 numbered pages, and with 34 B&W illustrations, some full page. Just a hint of age-toning to the outer edges of the pages. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. No remainder marks. With a plain paper dust jacket, not price-clipped. Handsome red- and black-stamped lettering to the DJ. The DJ now age-faded, with the spine evenly sun-toned, with very light soiling and with a bit of rubbing, and with moderate chipping at the spine head and tail. Previous owner name in neat ink hand to the front flap ofthe DJ. DJ in a new, clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Near Fine copy in a Good Plus DJ. With comments on the invention of typography, the first types, legibility and fine printing.

Price = 40.00 USD


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