(NY): Typophiles, 1938. Fass, John S.. 12mo. xxvi, 327pp. One of 190 copies designed by John S. Fass and printed by 22 printers. With "A Salute to Typophiles Desipient" by Christopher Morley, an Introduction by Harry Miller Lydenberg, and a Note on the Building of This Book by Paul A. Bennett. This extraordinary little book is a collection of 156 devices based on the letter "T" contributed by 113 artists, designers, and printers of the day. Various ink colors are used, and Valenti Angelo's contribution is hand-illuminated in three colors and gold. Extremely fine in blue cloth with gilt spine decorations by W.A. Dwiggins, and printed cloth slipcase. Dustwrapper illustrated inside in color by George Salter. T.e.g. With printed presentation slip laid-in. Signature of owner, designer A.J. Fairbank, whose contribution is on page 143. Small tear to lower corner of dustwrapper, else fine. (Inventory #: 29454)
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