Friday, January 25, 2013

New Arrivals: Tolbert Lanston & The Monotype

Detail of foil-stamped hardback cover.
The special hardback edition Tolbert Lanston & The Monotype, The Origin of Digital Typesetting has arrived and will be shipping out soon. It also includes a beautifully crafted 24-page hand-sewn Monotype letterpress keepsake booklet, Going with Goudy to Philadelphia (pictured below), which has been composed, printed in several colors, and signed by Richard Hopkins. 

Four  colors & exquisite design throughout the keepsake booklet!

Detail of hand-sewn binding.
Tolbert Lanston and the Monotype is printed in full color, with more than three hundred photos and illustrations, 192 pages, plus several appendices and index.

LEARN THE UNTOLD STORY OF DIGITAL TYPESETTING. Tolbert Lanston, at the end of the nineteenth century, was a man obsessed with the idea of creating a machine which would provide automated typesetting yet preserve all the nuances of excellence in typography and fine printing. This also is the story of the man and the company that created and manufactured Monotypes for three-quarters of a century. 

Limited-supplies are still available!