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The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering

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Editor: Frederic Goudy
Publisher: Bracken Books
Publication: 1989, Revised Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 100 + 19 plates
Size: 216 x 280
Text: English

(Preface) 'Perhaps no one person has ever so profoundly influenced type-making as this man who quietly, purposefully, full- heartedly held to his principles of craftsmanship and stubbornly adhered to his high standards.

For nearly fifty years Frederic Goudy designed types of character, beauty, and dignity. For nearly twenty of those years he not only designed, but cut the matrices and cast the types as well. Destruction of his equipment by fire in the old mill that was his workshop halted that phase of his activity. During his long and productive life he created more than one hundred type faces.

No one, was better fitted to under- stand the alphabet and the elements of lettering than this man who so often took the twenty-six letters, lower case, capitals, roman and italic, and "thought" them into new and usable forms. 

Condition: Blank. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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