PALATINO: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A TYPEFACE.

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2016. First edition, limited issue. Number 37 of 300 copies SIGNED BY BRINGHURST of 325 copies total (there were also 25 lettered hors de commerce copies). Includes two 5.5 x 9" type specimens printed letterpress by Richard Seibert, as called for [BCC No. 235]. A detailed, sumptuously illustrated account by poet, linguist, and typographer Bringhurst of the evolution of the Palatino typeface from Foundry Palatino, Linotype Palatino, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, to Zapf Renaissance, PostScript Palatino, Palatino Nova, and more. Navy blue cloth boards with 3.5 x 3" two-color letterpress titling label in recessed well; gilt-stamped spine; two-color typographic endpapers; 296 pages. In publisher's slipcase of Palatino sample-type paper over boards. [This copy with improvised wrapped-paper pull as suggested by Bringhurst to facilitate drawing the book from the slipcase.] Designed and, except for the letterpress pages, set in type by Bringhurst. The main text -- along with 200 colorful and beautifully reproduced illustrations of design sketches, working drawings, smoke proofs, Linotype patterns, etc. -- is printed by five-color offset lithography with most of the illustrations published here for the first time. TOGETHER WITH two copies of the book’s prospectus; brief email exchange between the collector, Allen K. Mears, and BCC’s Executive Director, Jennifer Sime (the limited edition was "sold out within a few days of publication"); email exchange between Mears & Bringhurst; errata sheet, titled "Corrigenda," provided to Mears in 2016 by Bringhurst; and more extensive errata sheet, also titled "Corrigenda" housed in the March 9, 2017, letter from Bringhurst to Mears with which it came. Book, specimens and slipcase as new.
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Price: $250.00

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