Monday, November 25, 2019

Civilite Types by Harry Carter and H D. L. Vervliet

Civlité Types by Harry Carter and H. D. L. Verliet. Published for The Oxford Bibliographical Society by the Oxford University Press, New Series Volume XIV. 1966. First edition. Frontispiece, four plates, 57 illustrations and type samples. Index. Printed in Great Britain by Vivian Rider, Oxford University printer.

The contents include a history of printing in civilité types, descriptions of the types, histories of the materials and an appendix with a list of 638 books, published between 1557 and 1874, in which civilité types were employed. 

Hardcover. Quarter canvas. Black titles on cream linen spine, blue paper over boards. 8vo. 138 [2] pages. 6-3/8” by 9-7/8” by 3/4”. 1 lb, 2 oz.

Ex-libris - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Library. Library markings on the bottom of the spine, on the inner edge of the front cover, printed on the upper spine and inside of the cover. Binding square and tight, corner cloth wore and there is a slight discoloration of blue paper.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Vernon Simpson type specimen collection

Available are two loose-leaf folders containing over 1,100 sheets of photocopied paper copied from Vernon Simpson Typographers Inc (Los Angeles) which contained information and imaging of the typeface specimens in his important and significant collection, foundry, Monotype, wood type, et al. About eleven pounds worth of paper. The price of the collection is $935 (plus shipping and tax if appropriate).

Note some pages are slightly damaged from photocopy transfer or tear of pages [394 through 398]. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Precision aids for letterpress printers

Precision aids for letterpress printers / the British Federation of Master Printers,
London: Printed for the Federation by John Wright & Sons. 21 pamphlets in a spiral binder: ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. Rev. ed. May 1958 with Foreword.

Extremely difficult to find. Produced at the commercial height of letterpress printing with metal type and forms. Very valuable information.

Size is 9 x 6-1/2 x 1-3/8 inches. Spiral metal comb binding. The cover is cardboards within rubber sheeting.

Approximately 249 pages:
1. Roller Setting Gauges
2. Block Height Gauges
3. Make-up Gauges
4. Block Mounting, Squaring and Register Gauges
5. Quoins
6. Type Height and Thickness Gauges
7. Mounting Bases
8. Furniture
9. Measuring Depth of Halftone Plates
10. Forme Transport
11. Forme Make-up and Colour Register
12. Heating of Type Casting Machine Metal Pots
13. Automatic Feeders for Metal Pots
14. Colour Bars
15. Corrections to Cylinder and Bed Surfaces
16. Cutting, Mitreing and Block Levelling
17. Precision Proofing Presses
18. Metal Composition and Maintenance
19. Mechanical Overlays
20. Plate-mounting Films and Adhesives
21. Microscopes and Magnifiers

In very good condition. The cover is quite fine without damage. Inner sheets are all in excellent condition. The first sheet has a written gift note.