Sunday, December 18, 2011

a Grabhorn prospectus

picked up this lovely prospectus at Grant's Book Shop in Armadale, Melbourne the other day - the date is 1933, and the types are Weiss Kapitale, designed by Emil Rudolf Weiss in 1931 for the Bauersche Foundry of Frankfurt am Main, and Lutetia, designed by Jan van Krimpen in 1925, and cast by Joh. Enschede of Haarlem - the illustration is by Valenti Angelo who worked with the Grabhorns 'over a six year period' (Roderick Cave in The Private Press, 2nd edition 1983, Bowker - the page size = 12x9 inches, or 300x225 mm - here are two openings -