Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary. Caliban Press, Mark McMurray, writer, book artist.
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary
Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary

Type Specimens of Caliban Press: On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary

Montclair, NJ: Caliban Press, 1991. Softcover. Number 65 of 100 copies numbered and signed by the book artist. This early book from Mark McMurray's distinguished Caliban Press celebrates its achievements thus far, offers McMurray's philosophy of book design and content, and serves as a reference catalog for the press. To these ends, he has written and printed this handsome type specimen book from the many types he has purchased or received by donation. There are sections on text faces such as Garamond, Caslon, Palatino, and Weiss; cursives; display initials such as Erasmus and Caxton; sans serif; and wood type. They are followed by a bibliography of the sources used to research the description and history of each of the types and sample pages from previous Caliban Press publications. There are displays of versions of a type in various point sizes, often accompanied by texts from literary sources. These are printed on different colors and types of paper. The book was hand-set and printed on a Vandercook proofpress and bound by McMurray in stiff white paper covers with a stiff paper dust jacket in a colorful splatter design. The papers used are Curtis Rag, Mohawk Letterpress and Tyvek machine mades; Nideggen mouldmade; and Bhutan Resho, Iyo Glazed, Barcham Green, and Fabriano Roma handmades. A beautiful production in fine condition. Measures 9 x 12.5 inches. 52 pages plus six sample pages from the press. PRI/032519. Fine.

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Price: $900.00