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Czech Typographic Specimen Book

Písmo: příručka pro žactvo všech škol.. 2. vydání [Lettering: a manual for students of all schools]. Second edition.

Brno: self-published, 1923. Octavo (17 × 11.7 cm). Original staple-stitched decorative wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Good or better; wrappers somewhat soiled and discolored.

Second edition of this Czech handwriting and lettering manual for students of trade schools, illustrated with various historical and contemporary specimens and covering a wide range of styles. With a very brief (one page) bibliography of relevant literature in German and Czech.

Jan Šembera (1884-1939) was a teacher and graphic artist active in Moravia. Various versions of his typographic and lettering manual were published from 1920-1939.  

As of March 2023, the present edition is not found in KVK and OCLC.

Book ID: 50769

Price: $125.00