Typographic Years: A Printer’s Journey through a Half Century, 1925-1975

By: Blumenthal, Joseph

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 15.5 by 24.2 cm, 153 pp. plus colophon. The hardcover is near fine with only faint foxing on the top and bottom edge of the textblock; the jacket is very good with faint fading on the spine panel. From the front flap: “For more than 50 years Joseph Blumenthal, the renowned designer-printer, has stimulated concern for the arts of the book in the United States. In this informal panorama of American fine printing and its practitioners, Mr. Blumenthal has written a fascinating account of his life with fine printing – his ‘search for clarity’ from the halcyon days of the 1920s through the 1970s. With a strong sense of the historical forces that have made printing what it is today, he tells about the development of his Spiral Press in New York, where he succeeded in producing a consistently distinctive style of printing; about his growing education in the graphic arts; about the books he made for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Robert Frost; about type, book design, and the changes that came with computerized techniques; and about the surprising revival of the printing arts in a new generation.”

Title: Typographic Years: A Printer’s Journey through a Half Century, 1925-1975

Author Name: Blumenthal, Joseph

Categories: Books on Books, Typography,

Edition: First Trade Edition

Publisher: New York, Frederic C. Beil: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3442