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New Hermann Zapf book includes letterpress printing from Linotype metal

Started by Russellaf, April 24, 2016, 07:44:38 PM

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Hello. I know announcements from publishers are often frowned upon, but this one comes from a nonprofit that just wants to inform the Metal Type community about a new book whose subject matter intersects with many discussions on the forum. The book is "Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface" by Robert Bringhurst and it includes never-before-seen sketches and drawings from Hermann Zapf's studio, the Zapf Archive, the Stempel Foundry, the Linotype archive. Portions of the book will be letterpress printed from handset foundry type and Linotype metal. Each copy includes two additional specimens printed letterpress by Richard Seibert. The prospectus is available for view here:

The book is available now from the Book Club of California:
For orders outside the U.S. please contact: Lesya Westerman (

Thank you.
Russell Fernandez
The Book Club of California


John Cornelisse

Nice website...

what about lead contanimated with tin and antimony, with the right specifications

Would this supplier be able to sell us lead alloys ?

I cannot find it on their website...

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