The Story of the Village Type by its Designer Frederic W. Goudy. Frederic W. Goudy.
The Story of the Village Type by its Designer Frederic W. Goudy
The Story of the Village Type by its Designer Frederic W. Goudy

The Story of the Village Type by its Designer Frederic W. Goudy

New York: The Press of the Woolly Whate, 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Thin small 4to. (8),13,(15)pp. Publisher's cloth spine, printed label, black paper boards, decorated endpapers. One of 450 copies printed on Arnold Unbleached hand made paper. Pages 1-13 are set in the new Village No. 2, its first appearance; the original Village type has been used in the introduction, and the chronology employs the Goudy Antique, its first appearance in any book. The main test pages are printed in red and black; the title page in red, black and with a silver vignette of a piece of type depicting Goudy's initials. Light wear to the edges and corners, spine lightly soiled, else a very good copy. With the bookplate of John Archer on the front pastedown. This is bookplate number 6 of the plates created by John Fass for Archer, who was the superintendent of the printing office and bindery of the New York Public Library. Near fine. Item #17986

Price: $150.00

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