1914 · Bremen, Toelz,
Quarto. Full blue morocco, tastefully ruled in gilt, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbledendpapers. Bound by H. Fikentscher, Leipzig, 1921 (fl. 1915-1930). Text in Latin followed by theBorchardt "recensio" and his fine German translation.
Type designer by Anna Simons, (German type designer. 1871- d. 1951), her first book for theBremer Press where she was to become the principal designer until the press was destroyed in WorldWar I. Overall she designed some 1400 initials and many of the full title pages for the Press. Sheoriginally was influence by Walter Crane and even more by Edward Johnson when she was a studentat the Royal College of Art in London. She is considered one of the most influential type artists ofthe first decades of the 20th century in Germany.
thThe moving spirit of the Bremer Press was “Dr. Willi Wiegand, who designed the several specialtype faces and planned the typography...Perhaps no other organization private or public, hasattempted closer coordination and interrelation of scholarship, type design and book design.”(Ransom) p254.
Ransom: Will. Selective Check lists of Press Books: New York: Duschnes, 1963
Ref:http://www.germandesigners.net/designers/anna_simons (Inventory #: 1268)