West New York: Mark Batty, 2002. 8 x 11. 221 pages (including 150 color plates). Red cloth gilt. A separate portfolio contains six type and printing specimens created especially for this edition by Gudrun Zapf. Both in slipcase. Fine. Item #17483
One of 80 special copies, signed by Zapf. First major retrospective of this German book bookbinder, calligrapher, and designer of the Diotima typeface. A handsome book, designed by Gudrun"s husband Hermann Zapf, reproducing numerous fine bindings, (and photographs of the artist in her bindery) and calligraphed books & broadsides. Introduction by Hans A. Halbey. Bound by Judi Conant.