Spécimen de Caractères.
Coulommiers, France: Brotau, (c. 1920). Octavo. (6), 65, (5), 74, (4), 88, (6), 105, (5), 20pp. A robust typographic manual, organized according to the increasing complexity of various uses and the evolving modernity of types. Thus it begins with the basics of typography and book design grounded in Didot, and moves along through sections titled "Labeur," "Fantasie," "Pour Titres," and "Vignettes et Filets." When the book is closed, the reader-designer can easily find the desired section by thumbing the appropriately colored depression in the fore edge. Bound in gray cloth over boards with titling in blue and black on upper cover. Text block a trifle shaken, hinge starting at the beginning of the "Fantasie" section, overall toning to exterior but a pleasantly clean interior. A very good copy of a rare specimen book, with no copies located in OCLC. Item #32205