Splendour of Ornament | Specimens from the Essempio di recammi by Giovanni Antonio Tagliente 1524
Price: 100.00 CAD
London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1968. Quarto. Bound in original full gold Jacquard silk covers, woven at the School of Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. 72pp. Top and fore edges mildly foxed, some residual binders' paste to the outer edge of the paste-downs, else a Fine Copy. Printed in Monotype Bembo on Basingwerk paper. French fold pages. Described by Berthold Wolpe in the preface as a "trenchant apologia" for ornament in graphic design. From the library of typographer and printing historian John Lewis (1912-1996). Lewis' bookplate ('Ex Libris | John Lewis | FSIA') is neatly affixed to the front paste-down.