Four Centuries of Fine Printing.

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Creator

Stanley Morison (1889–1967)

Title

Four Centuries of Fine Printing.

Publisher

Ernest Benn

Date

1924

Coverage

London

Subject

Folio

Description

An extraordinary individual, Stanley Morison made his mark on typography as a type designer, book designer, newspaper designer, and also as a major historian of the arts of printing and calligraphy. Four Centuries of Fine Printing, a survey of masterpieces of the art of typography in the roman letter from the 1500s to 1914, was among Morison’s first major books. 

Four Centuries of Fine Printing went through several iterations, including a reduced-size “student edition” again published by Benn in England, along with an American edition published by Farrar Strauss and Company in 1949, and later re-issued by Barnes and Noble. 

Relation

PROVENANCE: Inscribed by the author. Library of the Grolier Club