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A View of Early Typography: Up to About 1600 Paperback – June, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Hyphen Press (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907259219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907259213
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,411,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Raph Levien on July 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
I came across the original edition of this fine book in the Cal Poly SLO library while doing other research, and knew I had to have it, so I got a used copy through If you're anywhere nearly as obsessed with typography as I am, then you'll be happy to hear it's back in print again.
The text is very good (and much more scholarly than, say, Jan Tschichold's treatement of the field), but what makes the book truly magnificent are the beautiful specimen sheets. You'll find all the usual ones, including Gutenberg's bibles, Conrad Berner's classic Garamond sheet, and Bembo's De Aetna, but also some rare and illuminating ones, such as the Le Be that graces the cover of this reprint. Assuming Princeton Architectural Press hasn't to screw up the reproductions, you'll find this edition to be one of the most prized in your typography collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Saf on November 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
I first read this book thirty years ago, which I found invaluable as a student. Having just purchased and re-read the book I have to say that it is still a classic, a must for any serious student/reader of typography. The publisher has also done a good job with the reproductions of the type specimens at the rear of the book.
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