Rollins: Theodore Low De Vinne. 1968

Rollins, Carl Purington

Theodore Low De Vinne.

The Typophiles, New York, 1968

CHF 72.–

Typophile Chapbook No. 47 and No. 48. One of five hundred copies.

Description: Two vols., blue cloth, gilt title to spine, original paper-covered slipcase. Octavo: 18.5 × 12 cm; pp. v, [2], 87, [1]; v, [1], 173, [1] (vol. 1 and 2 paginated consecutively). With b/w illustrations by Joseph Pennell and others.

Provenance: Loosely inserted is a bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander. Friedlander was a dedicated collector of books and prints with specific interests in illustrated books, Old Master prints, books on typography and books about books, English private press editions, and bookbindings. He was a member of both The Grolier Club and The University Club.

Condition: The slipcase shows some light toning along the edges. Both volumes are in excellent condition, with clean boards, straight corners and no rubbing. The contents are tightly bound and free of markings throughout.

Notes: Typophile Chapbook No. 47 with De Vinne’s biography by C.P. Rollins, a list of De Vinne’s writings, his reflections on the Century typeface and notes by Paul Bennett. Typophile Chapbook No. 48 with texts by De Vinne on the Plantin-Moretus Museum at Antwerp, the growth of wood-cut printing and Aldus Manutius as editor. Designed by Melvin Loos and printed at the Harbor Press.

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