Manuale Typographicum. Hermann Zapf.
Manuale Typographicum.
Manuale Typographicum.
Manuale Typographicum.
Manuale Typographicum.
Manuale Typographicum.
Manuale Typographicum.
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Manuale Typographicum.

Frankfurt am Main: Heinrich Egenolf, 1954. Oblong quarto. (ii), 100, (4)ff. One of 1000 copies. This volume has been inscribed by the author to Carl Zahn: "For Carl Zahn with cordial regards and as a token of friendship over many years. Hermann Zapf." For forty-one years, Zahn designed stunning books and catalogs for the Museum of Fine Arts. His work brought Boston to the forefront of modernist design. Hermann Zapf's new types fit well into Zahn's conceptions, and a friendship between the two seems inevitable. Zapf was a major contributor to 20th-century type design for both print and computer platforms, and is responsible for the creation of a wide collection of typefaces, including Aldus, Optima, and Palatino. This, Zapf's most celebrated volume, has been set in sixteen languages, with the types of the D. Stempel Ag and historic faces taken from that foundry's archives. It features 100 examples, demonstrated through alphabets and quotations from eminent people. Bound in quarter vellum over boards, with gray cloth and gilt stamping to spine and upper cover. Minimal bowing of upper board and miniscule rubbing at lower edge. Housed in a gray slipcase, which shows minor wear to extremities. A fine copy of a particularly rare issue with special provenance. Item #27768

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