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GUDRUN ZAPF VON HESSE. Bindings, Handwritten Books, Typefaces, Examples of Lettering and Drawings....
West New York: Mark Batty, 2002. 8 x 11. 221 pages (including 150 color plates). Golden silk cloth gilt. Matching portfolio 9 1/2 x 13) contains seven original specimens and six type and printing specimens (each signed) created especially for this edition by Gudrun Zapf. Both in stepped slipcase. Fine. One of 20 deluxe copies, signed by Gudrun Zapf. Of the 7 original specimens, at least 3 are leaves: there is the entire signature Gudrun designed for "Libor Librorum,"a double leaf for a Latin classic (with illustration), and an 8-page section from Holderlin's "Testament der Mutter." First major retrospective of this German book bookbinder, calligrapher, and designer of the Diotima typeface. A handsome book, designed by Gudrun"s husband Hermann Zapf, reproducing numerous fine bindings, (and photographs of the artist in her bindery) and calligraphed books & broadsides. Introduction by Hans A. Halbey. Bound by Judi Conant....
      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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