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A comprehensive biography of the calligrapher, type designer, and typographer Hermann Zapf
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    STANDARD EDITION

    The standard edition will be printed on archival paper. 6-1/8 x 9-3/8 inches. Sewn binding in imported cloth, stamped in gold on the front and spine.
    ¶ Over 350 pages long.
    ¶ More than 400 illustrations
    ¶ High quality printing in color throughout on archival paper. Sewn binding with imported cloth cover.

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    THREE COPIES of the STANDARD EDITION

    Three copies of the standard edition (shipped together to one address)

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

    Same as standard edition, signed by the author, slipcased, plus a letterpress specimen of some of Zapf's typefaces printed form the original metal fonts.
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    ONE SIGNED LIMITED AND ONE REGULAR COPY

    Would you like to have a signed limited edition for your library and a regular book for your office, classroom or studio as a reference copy? Buy both and get the regular copy at half price!

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    TWO COPIES OF THE LIMITED EDITION

    Two copies of the Limted Edition, signed in slipcase (shipped to one address at one time)

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    EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: THREE COPIES

    Three copies of the standard edition at a special price for the first 25 orders of three bookks each, shipped at one time to the same address

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    DELUXE EDITION

    Same as signed edition, along with the following pieces documenting Zapf’s life and work:
    · original prospectus for the 1954 Manuale Typographicum
    · original Zapf New Year’s greeting card (cards will vary between copies)
    · color print produced by Zapf of his Goethe sgraffito panel
    · color reproductions of Zapf dust jackets printed for the journal Matrix
    · Linotype booklet on Hermann and Gudrun Zapf typefaces
    · brochure designed by Zapf about his design of the RIT Press Publishing Center windows
    · re-creation of an early Palatino type specimen, printed letterpress by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel
    · Gilgengart specimen from the deluxe issue of About More Alphabets
    · broadside designed by Zapf set in metal Virtuosa type and printed letterpress
    · special handmade paper for Poetry Through Typography, with letters embedded
    · invitation to Zapf Memorial
    and more.
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    Deluxe Edition 2

    Same as signed edition, along with the following pieces documenting Zapf’s life and work:
    · an original Zapf New Year’s greeting card (cards will vary between copies)
    · color print produced by Zapf of his Goethe sgraffito panel
    · color reproductions of Zapf dust jackets printed for the journal Matrix
    · brochure designed by Zapf about his design of the RIT Press Publishing Center windows
    · invitation to Zapf Memorial
    · Hermann Zapf death notice
    · an original page from the Manuale Zapficum, printed letterpress in handset foundry Optima type on Hahnemühle paper
    · an original broadside type specimen designed by Hermann Zapf and printed letterpress for Hans Halbey’s book on Gudrun Zapf (page will vary between copies)
    · Palatino italic specimen from the deluxe issue of About More Alphabets

    Limited to 6 copies.

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