Jena: Eugen Diederichs, 1929. Ex Library Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Hardcover. g- to vg. 1/1200 unnumbered. Quarto. vii, 14 (2)pp., 115 plates, one of them foldout. Original black quarter cloth over decorative paper-covered boards with black lettering on labels on cover and spine. A contribution to the modern typography and the goals of typography education by one of the most prolific graphic designers, typographers, illustrators, and book designers of the first half of the 20th century in Germany. Contains forewords to 1st and enlarged second edition as well as an essay by the author. Illustrated with 115 impressive b/w examples of modern typography by Ehmcke and other leading typographers of the time. The examples range from application of fonts in posters and book design to wooden boxes and wall hangings, among many others. Text in German. Some sunning along edges of covers and binding cracked at back joint of spine. Two Ex Libris' and one inked name on inside front cover. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 41208)
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