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From ArtLex, which offers this characteristically thorough definition: "printed matter, intended to have only fleeting interest. 'Ephemera' comes from the Greek word 'ephemeros' meaning 'lasting a day.' Examples are: tickets, leaflets, promotional literature or pamphlets, handbills, package labels, campaign buttons or badges, scrapbooks, maps, sheet music, bird's-eye views, playbills, posters, postcards..."

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Lissitzky, El [1890-1941], Typographic Facts, Toronto, Canada, Imprimerie Dromadaire,, 1985, first thus, 8vo, 5.5 x 8.5", wrappers, sewn pamphlet, Near Fine / none.

8pp., including title page. Text is letterpress printed, and large woodtype capitals - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, printed in red, appear the on cover and inside. Our image is a composite scan of the complete publication.

" ... first published in 1925. This edition has been designed, composed, and printed at imprimerie dromadaire, Toronto, February 1985. Two hunded [sic] copies have been printed, of which 135 are reserved for inclusion in the Wayzgoose Anthology, Grimsby, Ontario, 1985. The typefaces are Metrolite & Metroblack, designed by WA Dwiggins. The paper is Mohawk Letterpress Text"-- Colophon."     [Book ID # 2072]


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