Imprimatur II. Ein Jahrbuch für Bücherfreunde
Hamburg: Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde / Poeschel & Trepte, 1931. Hardcover. The second number of this fine German periodical on typography, illustration, and private press work. This issue is notable for articles on the Cranach Press and English private presses with a number of tipped-in original leaves including two from the Nonesuch Press; the Cranach Press's 'Hamlet' and 'Das Hohe Lied' each with an Eric Gill illustration (one especially fine); and Shakespeare Head's 'Froissart.' There is also a 2 page type specimen from The Ashendene Press and a 20 page article on recent German typefaces. Most text is in German. Bound in the original black cloth with black and white paper title labels to spine. Slight bow to boards. Slight bump to top page corners. Clean and bright. Bookplate to front pastedown of William P. Wreden. Includes a typed list of the contents from a previous owner. Size: 8.75 x 11 inches. 301 pages plus about 20 pages of ads. BOB/020923. Very Good.