Left to Their Own Devices. Paul A. Bennett.
Left to Their Own Devices.
Left to Their Own Devices.
Left to Their Own Devices.
Left to Their Own Devices.
Left to Their Own Devices.
(Typophiles)

Left to Their Own Devices.

NY: Paul A. Bennett for The Typophiles, 1937. 12mo. xxvi, 327pp. One of 190 copies designed by John S. Fass and printed by 22 printers. This extraordinary little book is a collection of 156 proposed Typophile devices contributed to by 113 artists, designers, and printers of the day. Various ink colors are used, and Valenti Angelo's contribution is hand-illuminated in three colors and gold. Includes "A Salute to Typophiles Desipient" by Christopher Morley, an Introduction by Harry Miller Lydenberg, and "A Note on the Building of This Book" by Paul A. Bennett. Fine in blue cloth with gilt spine decorations designed by W. A. Dwiggins, original dust wrapper illustrated on the inside in color by George Salter, and original cloth slipcase with the title stenciled on the back and side. Dust wrapper very good, with some toning, especially at spine, splitting to front wrapper joint, and 2 cm open tear to spine. Item #26700

(Rathé E).

Price: $850.00

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