A Miscellany of Type. Compiled at Whittington.

[Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Printed and Published by The Whittington Press, 1990]. One of 530 copies, of which 460 copies were bound as this one. Illustrated with numerous wood-engravings, sketches, and three tipped-in full-color plates. Wood engravings by Howard Phipps, Robert Gibbings, Olive Kennedy, and others. Printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. A fine, bright copy in a slightly soiled, near fine board slipcase. Quarter reddish brown linen buckram spine over patterned boards with gilt spine. Folio. [4], viii, 126, [1, blank] [+1, colophon] pp. Item #16364

John Randle, in his introduction, writes, “Unlike most other type books, this one is intended to be enjoyed for its content as much for its typographical displays, on the principle that the subtleties of the various faces are best discovered by reading and coming to appreciate them almost unconsciously…“…this book’s purpose is to…celebrate that typographical renaissance…by showing the Monotype faces held at the Whittington Press. The choice of faces, while fairly comprehensive, is inevitably also subjective, and rather than show a little of every size of every face…the plan has been to show…whole or half pages [that] show off [Stanley] Morison’s legacy in its true glory."

Price: $350.00

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