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German Incunabula in the British Museum.
London Victor Gollancz Limited 1928 Folio. (vi), 26pp.,(152)ff. facsimile plates. From an edition of 553, this is one of thirty copies printed on handmade paper with English text and signed by the author, Stanley Morison. With a fifteenth-century frontispiece in color and "one hundred & fifty-two facsimile plates of fine book-pages from presses of Germany, German-Switzerland and Austria-Hungary," printed in black and red. Morison, a British typographer and designer, served as a consultant with the Monotype Corporation from 1923 to 1967 and is perhaps most notable for his commission of the Times New Roman typeface in 1931. In the 1920s and 1930s, when this volume was compiled, his work was primarily focused on researching and adapting historical typefaces. In the Introduction, he writes, "The rapid progress of the so-called 'Roman' type, first in scientific and cultural works and finally in newspapers, is an indication that there is no future even in Germany for her traditional type form. It would be lamentable if, as a result of disuse, the noble letter of the Gutenberg Bible were to lack admirers in the present day." Bound in black linen with gilt-titled spine and "Naked Girl Supporting Cartouche" by David Jones in gilt on front cover. Original cream dust jacket titled in black and red, and black linen slipcase. Fading, wear, and some soiling to covers and slipcase; edgewear at head, soiling, and small closed tear to front of dust jacket.
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