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OSLEY, A.S. (Arthur Sidney), 1917-1987 - editor : CALLIGRAPHY AND PALAEOGRAPHY : ESSAYS PRESENTED TO ALFRED FAIRBANK ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY.

OSLEY, A.S. (Arthur Sidney), 1917-1987 - editor : CALLIGRAPHY AND PALAEOGRAPHY : ESSAYS PRESENTED TO ALFRED FAIRBANK ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY.

London : Faber & Faber, (1965). First edition. A handsomely produced tribute, with three essays on Fairbank by Ruari McLean and others, and thirty-four further essays and articles in the wider field of calligraphy and palaeography by Sir Sydney Cockerell, John Dreyfus, Fairbank himself, Nicolete Gray, Sir Francis Meynell, Osley himself, Jan Tschichold, Berthold Wolpe, Francis Wormald, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xxiv),(288)pp. Forty-eight plates. Numerous illustrations. Original cloth; a few faint marks; one leaf slightly chipped, but otherwise a nice copy in a price-clipped and just slightly used and nicked dust-jacket.

£25

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PICKERING, C.L. (Charles London), 1908-1998 – editor : TRIBUTES TO EDWARD JOHNSTON, CALLIGRAPHER.

PICKERING, C.L. (Charles London), 1908-1998 – editor : TRIBUTES TO EDWARD JOHNSTON, CALLIGRAPHER.

[Maidstone] : Maidstone College of Art, 1948. First edition. Tributes to Edward Johnston (1872-1944) from Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, Bridget Johnston, Noel Rooke, James Wardrop and Irene Wellington – originally delivered at a meeting of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.
Royal 8vo (26cm). (viii),(46),[ii]pp. Ten plates, two folding, with facsimiles, etc. Original cloth; a touch bowed; mild spotting of endpapers, but a very good copy. From the calligraphic collection of Stanley Scott of Dulwich and Chard (1910-1990), and with his inserted manuscript leaf in explanation of one of the plates.

£20

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STEVENS, John; TYACKE, Sarah, & OTHERS : CATALOGUE OF THE PEPYS LIBRARY AT MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE : VOLUME IV. MUSIC, MAPS AND CALLIGRAPHY.

STEVENS, John; TYACKE, Sarah, & OTHERS : CATALOGUE OF THE PEPYS LIBRARY AT MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE : VOLUME IV. MUSIC, MAPS AND CALLIGRAPHY.

Cambridge : D. S. Brewer, (1989). First edition. A full-scale catalogue of the seventy volumes of early music (fifteen in manuscript); the extensive collection of maps, charts, atlases and travel books; and the large collection of engraved and manuscript calligraphy, copy-books, etc.
Demy 4to (31cm). [6],(x),26,(xiv),(68),xii,(46)pp. Original cloth gilt; top edge lightly spotted, but a very good and bright copy in a lightly used and somewhat marked dust-jacket – price-clipped by the publisher and with a revised price over-sticker.

£40

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WAREHOUSEMEN & DRAPERS’ TRADE JOURNAL – publishers : THE ART OF TICKET WRITING. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

WAREHOUSEMEN & DRAPERS’ TRADE JOURNAL – publishers : THE ART OF TICKET WRITING. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

London : Office of the “Warehousemen and Drapers’ Trade Journal”, 1887. First edition. An interesting Victorian guide to the art of making advertising and display placards, with chapters on tools, card, inks, gilding and silvering, calligraphy, design, mounts, lithographic reproduction, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 62,[x]pp. Illustrations. Specimen alphabets. Original cloth; lightly rubbed; slight vertical crease to upper cover, but a good copy.

£20

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