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Renaissance Alphabets / Lettering / Calligraphy

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Signature (A Catalogue of Italian Writing-Books of the Sixteenth Century by A.F. Johnson).

New Series, 10.

Plainstow: Signature, 1950.

Symbols, Signs, Letters: About Handwriting, Experimenting with Alphabets, and the Interpretation of Texts

Andersch, Martin

New York: Design Press, 1989.

De Caratteri de Leopardo Antonozzi


Nieuwkoop: Hes & De Graaf, 1971.

Some Notes on the Printing & Publishing in Renaissance Venice

Bajetta, C.M.

New York: The Typophiles, 2000.

The Practice of Letters

Becker, David P.

Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1997.

The First Writing Book: Arrighi's Operina.

Benson, John Howard.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954.

Roman Lettering for Students

Bostock, James

New York: The Studio Publications, 1959.

Type Spaces: in-house norms in the typography of Aldus Manutius

Burnhill, Peter

London: Hyphen Press, 2003.

A View of Early Typography: Up to About 1600

Carter, Harry

London: Hyphen Press, 2002.

The Anatomy of Lettering

Chappell, Warren.

New York: Loring & Mussey, 1935.

A Short History of the Printed Word

Chappel, Warren (& Robert Bringhurst)

New York: Dorset Press, 1970.

A Renaissance Alphabet: Il Perfetto Scrittore, Parte Seconda

Cresci, Giovan Francesco. Introduction by Donald M. Anderson.

Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1971.

The Shaping of Our Alphabet.

Denman, Frank.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.

The Alphabet Throughout the Ages and in All Lands: Staples Alphabet Exhibition.

Diringer, David.

London: Staples Press, 1953.

The Construction of Roman Letters

Dürer, Albrecht.
Designed by Bruce Rogers.

Cambridge: Dunster House, 1924.

Of the Just Shaping of Letters.

Dürer, Albrecht.

New York: Grolier Club, 1917. Designed by Bruce Rogers.

Augustino Da Siena.

Fairbank, Alfred J.

London: Merrion Press, 1975.

A Book of Scripts

Fairbank, Alfred.

Middlesex: Penquin Books, 1952

A Handwriting Manaul.

Fairbank, Alfred.

London: Faber & Faber, 1954.

Humanistic Script of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Fairbank, Alfred, and R.W. Hunt.

Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1960.

Alphabetum Romanum

Feliciano, Felice.
Ed. Giovanni Mardersteig.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1960.

Alphabetum Romanum (Facimile)

Feliciano, Felice.

New York: Belser Incorporated, 1988. 2 vols. Slipcased.

L'"antiquario" Felice Feliciano veronese tra epigrafia antica, letteratura e arti del libro

Padova: Editrice Antenore, 1995.

In Praise of Aldus Manutius

Fletcher, H. George

New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995.

Handwriting Manual

Fugger, Wolffgang.
Rans. Richard Platt.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960.

A Constructed Roman Alphabet.

Goines, David Lance.

Boston: David R. Godine, 1982.

The Capitals of the Trajan Column of Rome

Goudy, Frederic W.

London: Oxford University Press, 1936.

A History of Lettering: Creative Experiement and Letter Identity.

Gray, Nicolete.

Boston: David R. Godine, 1986.

Lettering as Drawing

Gray, Nicolette.

New York: Taplinger, 1971.

An Italic Copybook: The Cataneo Manuscript

Harvard, Stephen

New York: Taplinger Publishing, 1981.


Hutchinson, James

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983.

Last Will and Testament of the Late Nicolas Jenson

Chicago: Ludlow Telegraph Company, 1928.

Italian XVI Century Typography

Johnson, A.F.

New York: Scribner's, 1926.

Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance

Knight, Stan

New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1998.

The Roman Inscriptional Letter

Lawrence, Sandra.

Portland: Graphic Arts Workshop at Reed College, 1955.

Venetian Printing

Lowery, Martin

Herning, Denmark: Poul Kristensen, 1989.

A Roman Inscription: On Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio

Maret, Russell.

New York: Russell Maret, 2010.

Calligraphy: 1535-1853

Marzoli, Carla

Milan: La Bibliofila, 1962.

Andres Brun: Calligrapher of Saragossa, Some Account Of His Life And Work

Morison, Stanley & Henry Thomas.

Paris & New York: Pegasus Press, 1925.

The Calligraphic Models of Ludovico degli Arrighi surnamed Vicentino

Morison, Stanley.

Paris: Officina Bodoni; privately printed for Frederic Warde, 1926.

Fra Luca de Pacioli

Pacioli, Luda de.
Stanley Morison.
Designed by Bruce Rogers.

New York: Grolier Club, 1933.

The Typographic Book: 1450-1935 - A Study of Fine Typography Through Five Centuries

Morison, Stanley
& Kenneth Day.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.

Letter Forms: Typographic and Scriptorial: Two Essays on Their Classification, History and Bibliography

Morison, Stanley

New York: The Typophiles, 1968.

Politics and Script

Morison, Stanley

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Italian Sixteenth-Century Books

Mortimer, Ruth.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. 2 vols.

Lettering as a Book Art

Ogg, Oscar.

Brooklyn: George McKibbin & Son, 1949.

The 26 Letters

Ogg, Oscar

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1961.

Three Classics of Italian Calligraphy: Arrighi, Tagliente and Palatino

Ogg, Oscar

Dover Publications, 1953.

The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Orcutt, William Dana

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. (#285)

Alfabeto Delle Maiuscole Antiche Romane

Orfei, Luca di.

Milan: Il Polifilo, 1986.

Calligraphy and Palaeography: Essays presented to Alfred Fairbank

Osley, Arthur S., ed.

New York: October House, 1965.

Luminario: An Introduction to the Italian Writing Books of the 16th & 17th Centuries

Osley, A.S.

Nieuwkoop: Hes & De Graaf, 1972.

Scribes and Sources

Osley, A.S.

Boston: David R. Godine, 1980.

A Book of Lettering

Robertson, Jean K. and Albert Field.

London: A&C Black, 1926.

Sette Alphabeti di Varie Lettere

Ruano, Ferdinando.

Nieuwkoop: Hes & De Graaf, 1971.

Lines of the Alphabet in the Sixteenth Century

Ryder, John.

London: The Stellar Press / The Bodley Head, 1965.

The Origin of Type Designs

Standish, John K., et al.

Portland: Portland Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1955.

Calligraphy: The Golden Age & Its Modern Revival.

Sullivan, Max W.

Portland, OR: Portland Art Association, 1958.

An Atlas of Typeforms

Sutton, James and Alan Bartram.

Hartfordshire: Wordsorth Editions, 1968.

Opera Di Geiovanniantonio Tagliente: 1525

Wells, James M.

Chicago: Newberry Library, 1952.

The Alphabet of Francesco Torniello

Torniello, Francesco.
Ed. Giovanni Mardersteig.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1971. [unique binding]

Champ Fleury

Tory, Geoffrey.
Designed by Bruce Rogers.

New York: Grolier Club, 1927.

An Illustrated History of Writing and Lettering.

Tschichold, Jan.

London: A. Zwemmer, 1946.

Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering

Tschichold, Jan

New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Vespasiano Amphiareo's Writing Book, Vinegia, Mdliiii. Das Schreibbuch Des Vespasiano Amphiareo.

Tschichold, Jan, ed.

Stuttgart-Bad Cannstadt: Dr. Crantz'sche Druckerei, 1975.

Typography Papers 6

Ed. Paul Stiff. (With essays on the 15th-century revival of the Roman alphabet by Nicolette Gray, Giovanni Mardersteig, Paul Stiff, and James Mosley.)

London: Hyphen Press, 2005.

Luminario, or the Third Chapter of the Liber Elementorum Litterarum on the Construction of Roman Capitals

Verini, Giovam Baptista.

Harvard College Library, 1947.

French Renaissance Printing Types: A Conspectus.

Vervliet, Hendrik D.L.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2010.

A Memoir of the Origin of Printing

Willet, Ralph

Forest Hills, NY: Battery Park Book Company, 1978.