The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books. Alfred W. Pollard.
The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books.
The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books.
The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books.
The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books.
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The Trained Printer and the Amateur and the Pleasure of Small Books.

Rogers, Bruce (illus.)

London: Lanston Monotype Corp, 1929. Quarto. 14, (4)pp. One of 130 copies bound in gilt-decorated cloth designed by Rogers. This copy bears a presentation inscription from Bruce Rogers to noted printer William Edwin Rudge, under whose imprint Rogers designed eighty publications. Pollard's paper marks the first appearance in print of Rogers's revised Centaur Type, and the first printing of Frederic Warde's Arrighi Italics, both cut by Monotype. Pollard's text is followed by specimens of both faces. Rogers based the design for Centaur on Nicholas Jenson's upright Roman face used in his 1470 edition of Eusebius; it would be used most famously in Rogers's magnum opus, the Oxford Lectern Bible, published in 1935. In a presentation binding of orange cloth, with the words “Centaur & Arrighi” incorporated into a pictorial scene in gilt on the front cover. A very fine copy, with a significant association. Item #29199

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