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The Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties
 The Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties
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Gress, Edmond G., Fashions in American Typography: 1780-1930, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1931, first edition, 8vo (9.25" x 6.25"), HB, gold leaf boards on black cloth spine w/ gilt spine titles, VG- / none. Bds rubbed, edges worn, corners exposed, some chipping to gold leaf, staining (from binder's glue?) at pastedown edges & gutter front and rear; interior clean & tight.

201 pp, profuse b/w illustrations; index. "With Brief Illustrated Stories of the Life and Environment of the American People in Seven Periods and Demonstrations of E.G.G.'s Fresh Note American Period Typography." Foreword by Frederic W. Goudy. A look at historical trajectory of "the medium or vehicle by which the thoughts of men are made visible" as well as contemporary innovation and criticism.    [Book ID # 1805]


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