München, Berlin, Zürich: R. Oldenbourg / Verlag der Corona, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Quarto. 98pp., 1 foldout plate, (6)pp. Original tan cloth with red lettering on cover and spine. Decorative endpapers. Commemorative publication remembering the noted typographer Anna Simons. Simons studied under Edward Johnston, who, together with Rudolf Koch, is considered the father of modern calligraphy. With Johnston's recommendation in hand Simon was hired by Peter Behrens to teach at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School for Applied Arts) in Düsseldorf. From there she transferred to the Munich school for applied arts and worked for the Bremer Presse while there. Simon's fonts developed for the Bremer Presse were issued in a portfolio in 1926. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs and type faces by Simons and written contributions by F. H. Ehmcke, Peter Behrens, Henry van der Velde, among others. Text in German. Binding somewhat rubbed. Two library plates glued to inside front cover. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 41215)
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