A MISCELLANY OF TYPE.

(Whittington Press.)

A MISCELLANY OF TYPE.

Compiled at Whittington [in order to show the Monotype Faces held at the Whittington Press] (Introduction by John Randle.)

Description: 25/460 COPIES (from an overall edition of 530 copies) printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper throughout in black and a variety of autumn colours through the browns to orange, all heightened with a selection of illustrations from earlier Whittington books and inserted type facsimiles, pp. viii, 127, folio, original quarter terracotta cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt with very slight lean to spine, patterned paper boards, top edge orange, others untrimmed, cloth and board slipcase, near fine

Publication Details: Andoversford: The Whittington Press, 1990

Notes: '...this book's purpose is to in some way celebrate [the] typographical renaissance that ended twenty years ago by showing the Monotype faces held at the Whittington Press. The choice of faces, while fairly comprehensive, is inevitably also subjective... the plan has been to show, particularly in the little-seen larger sizes, whole or half-pages to show off Morison's legacy in its true glory. The texts are extracts from books or articles published by the Press since it started in 1971' (Introduction) Typefaces: Baskerville, Bell, Bembo, Bodoni, Caslon, Centaur, Cochin, Fournier & Barbou, Gara...more

Bibliography: (Butcher 105)

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Price: £250

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1990

Stock Number: 69740

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