THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS. Richard L. Hopkins.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.
THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS.

THE PRIVATE TYPECASTERS. Preserving the craft of hot-metal type into the twenty-first century. With woodcuts by Christopher Manson.

Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. 8 x 12. 194 pages + several leaves of color photographs. Hopkins' two-page biographies are followed by 5 or more specimens of type & design from each of the 15 private typefounders/printers. The pagination includes these specimens. Quarter black morocco with red leather label, grey silk boards gilt. Fine in matching tray case with prospectus. Item #15002

This book is an exuberant treasure-trove of types. "Here you'll see unknown type faces, ancient faces cast from 200-year-old matrices, experimental faces, beautiful faces and a few not so beautiful. In addition to the alphabets each contributor has composed specimen pages showing his types in use."
Other contributors are Michael Anderson, Michael Bixler, Dan Carr & Julia Ferrari, Phillip Driscoll, Dan Jones, Scott King, Stan Nelson, Chris Paul, Ed Rayher, Jim Rimmer, Sky Shipley, Jim & Franziska Walczak, and Gregory Jackson Walters. One of 150 copies.

Price: $1,200.00