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A facsimile edition of an unpublished masterpiece of calligraphy and painting by Hermann Zapf.
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    SELECTED PAINTINGS REPRODUCTION PACKET: 6 exceptional individual leaves of watercolor paintings from the sketchbooks.

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    SELECTED CALLIGRAPHY REPRODUCTION PACKET: 6 exceptional individual leaves of calligraphic examples from the sketchbooks.

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    SELECTED REPRODUCTION PACKET: 12 exceptional individual leaves; 6 calligraphic examples and 6 watercolor paintings from the sketchbooks.

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    EARLY BACKER SPECIAL: Be among the first 250 subscribers and receive a copy of the facsimile 
sketchbook edition at a special price.

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    THE BOOK: 160 page book, with complete actual-size color reproductions of all sketchbook pages and introduction. Hardbound, printed by fine-line screen offset on quality archival paper.

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    TWO BOOK SPECIAL: Buy two copies of the Sketchbook Facsimile and receive the second copy at half price.

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    TWO BOOK SPECIAL: In addition to the sketchbook facsimile volume (regular edition), receive a copy of the out-of-print Grolier Club Zapf exhibition catalogue “The Fine Art of Letters: The Work of Hermann Zapf” (1999, 8 x 11” hardcover with full-color reproductions).

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    DELUXE EDITION The facsimile sketchbooks handbound by Judi Conant in three volumes, like the original sketchbooks, in a handmade slipcase. Signed and numbered by Jerry Kelly.

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    PLATINUM EDITION: The facsimile sketchbooks, handbound in three volumes like the original sketchbooks, in a handmade slipcase. Signed and numbered by Jerry Kelly.
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    Deluxe edition of “The Fine Art of Letters: The Work of Hermann Zapf.”
    Catalogue of the Grolier Club, out-of-print. One of a limited edition of 20 copies including a portfolio of original leaves from several prime Hermann Zapf publications, such as “Pen and Graver,” “Die Armée der Don Quixote,” “Das Blumen ABC,” and others
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    Deluxe edition of “About More Alphabets,” including a portfolio of 4 typographic broadsides printed letterpress in Hermann Zapf typefaces, signed and slipcased.
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    Two additional original leaves from “Pen and Graver”
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    Four pieces from genuine Gilgengart metal type, Hermann Zapf’s first type design

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    DELUXE COLLECTION: 1] Deluxe issue of the facsimile, handbound in three volumes like the original sketchbooks, in a handmade slipcase. Signed and numbered by Jerry Kelly. 
Plus 2]
Deluxe edition of “The Fine Art of Letters: The Work of Hermann Zapf.” 
Catalogue of the 2000 Grolier Club exhibition, out-of-print. One of a limited edition of 20 copies including a portfolio of original leaves from several prime Hermann Zapf publications, such as “Pen and Graver,” “Die Armée der Don Quixote,” “Das Blumen ABC,” and others. Plus 3]
Deluxe edition of “About More Alphabets,” including a portfolio of 4 typographic broadsides printed letterpress in Hermann Zapf typefaces, signed and slipcased. 
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A rare original type specimen of Palatino type on Japanese paper, printed at the Stempel typefoundry c. 1950. We believe these to be the first printing from the new type, and that only a handful were printed. Plus 5]
An upper and lower case Z (for “Zapf,” of course) in genuine metal type from four of Zapf’s most important typeface designs: Gilgengart, his first typeface designed in 1938; Palatino, his breakthrough type designed in 1948; Optima, his revolutionary sans-serif design of 1958; and Hunt roman; a rare private font designed in 1960.

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