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Czech Typographic Specimen Book

Písmo, písmo, písmo. Rozšíř. 2. vydání. Příručka pro každého, obzvláště pro žactvo. Napsal a vl. nákladem vydal J. Šembera.

Brno: self-published, 1930. Octavo (17 × 11.7 cm). Original staple-stitched decorative wrappers; 45, [2] pp. Good or better; splitting to spine fold; else clean and unmarked.

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, KVK and OCLC only show the present edition at the Czech National Library.

Book ID: 50770

Price: $100.00