Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2018. Hardcover. Number 28 of fewer than 120 copies and no longer available from the press. This charming book about Elizabeth Friedlander (1903-1984) was published to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of Friedlander’s typeface issued by the Bauer Type Foundry. This book uses some of the information from Pauline Paucker’s majestic New Borders: The Working Life of Elizabeth Friedlander to sketch the story of her working life from beginning as a calligrapher in Berlin to her exile, first in Italy and then in England, and her work for leading lights in the world of books and graphic design. When the typeface was first commissioned in the late 1920s by Georg Hartmann it was to be named Friedlander. It was not issued until 1938 and was renamed Elizabeth to hide her Jewish Friedlander name. Printed from original Elizabeth metal type, on Wookey Hole paper that was made by hand back when Friedlander was still alive. The book includes five double-page samples of original Friedlander Curwen Paper, seven illustrations, and two type-specimens of Elizabeth, roman and italic. The text uses various sizes of Elizabeth, roman and italic. Each copy is bound in one of her Curwen papers. This copy is bound in sprightly orange and black patterned paper with green cloth spine and title label to spine and front cover. In fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches. 24 pages. PRI/092018. Fine.
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