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Scratch & Dent

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This section contains books that have had a slight amount of damage.
Each item is just one book. So when it is gone, that item will be removed.


SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae
SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae

Small amount of cosmetic damage to the box.. No damge to actual book.

Yves Leterme: Litterae is a unique boxed collection of 24 calligraphic works, finely printed on individual sheets of cover stock, approximately 8-1/4" x 5-7/8". The works are all Latin quotations, each masterfully rendered by Yves in a calligraphically fitting style. The reverse side of each sheet contains the Latin text again along with an English and Dutch translation. The accompanying 36-page book (in English) provides background for the quotes and the calligraphy: Yves is a classical scholar as well as a skilled scribe. The Roman authors, their work, and the chosen quotations are discussed, and Yves provides an account of the creation for each of the 24 calligraphic compositions. Both the works and the small book are full-color and are presented in a stylish gift box.



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SD14. More Creative Lettering / Doh
More Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2015. 144pp. 8"x10". Paper.

USED

This sequel to Creative Lettering showcases 15 entirely new contributors, both well-known and those who should be. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand-lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. New techniques include hand-lettering on chalkboards and photographs.



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SD17. Golden Thread, The (PAPER) / Clayton
The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton. 2014. 407pp. 6.2"x9". Paper

Front and back cover are missing part of the colors

Marks each step in the historical development of writing, and explores the social and cultural impact of every stage: the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century - and of the digital switchover at the century's close.



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SD29. Illumination: Gold and Colour / Lovett
Illumination: Gold and Colour by Patrica Lovett. 2015. 164pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper

This copy has ink stains on the front and back cover. The gold lettering in "Colour" is discolored.

A practical guide to the use of gold and color, both for easy and quick projects, using basic materials and for more involved projects with vellum and parchment, quills, color, gold, and gesso. All lead up to a presentation of the step-by-step stages in gilding and painting a medieval miniature. Instruction boxes make the processes easy to see and follow.



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SD35. Typography Papers 9
Typography Papers 9
by Paul Luna and Eric Kindel, (2014), 189 pp, 8.2" x 11.8", Paperback.

Typography Papers 9 opens with a beautifully illustrated article by type designer Gerard Unger on "Romanesque" letters, followed by a new installment of Eric Kindel's ground-breaking history of stencil letters. Maurice Göldner contributes the first history of an early twentieth-century German typefounder, Brüder Butter. Paul Luna discusses the role of pictures in dictionaries. William Berkson and Peter Enneson propose a new view of readability of text.



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SD18. Art of Calligraphy & Lettering by Ferraro et al
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering: Master techniques for traditional and contemporary handwritten styles by Cari Ferraro, Arthur Newhall, Eugene Metcalf, John Stevens. 2011. 144pp. 9 "x12 ". Paper

Common shelf-wear. Some minor page warping from age.

Provides a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to contemporary calligraphic characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting, while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts.
Cari Ferraro has provided 13 alphabet exemplars (with guidelines) for beginners. For the intermediate and advanced scribe, John Stevens contributes many innovative alphabet styles.



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SD26. A Contemporary Book of the Dead / Phillips
A Contemporary Book of the Dead by John Ransom Phillips. 2009. 328 pp. 9" x 12". Hardback.

USED BOOK: Shelf worn.

The ancient Egyptians were the first to examine the afterlife in a book composed between 1567 and 1085 BC. This collection of funerary texts has historically been referred to as the Book of the Dead or Book of Going Forth by Day. For the Egyptians, the Book of the Dead was a vital part of the quest for immortality. Millennia later, the second Book of the Dead, written in Tibet dating from the eighth century CE, tells a similar tale, but this journey has an entirely different end?rebirth here on earth, instead of in another world. Using watercolors on papyrus?an echo of the Book of the Dead incantations written on papyrus scrolls buried with mummies in ancient Egypt?this collection creates a contemporary interpretation of how human beings contemplate their earthly and spiritual existence. Phillips's work is a vivid visual study into universal and timeless themes of life, love, fear, hope, and sublime happiness that combine into the human experience.



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SD11. Free Play / Nachmanovitch
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. 1990. 5"x8". 208pp. Paper.

Front cover is bent and torn, spine is discolored

A book on the creative process recommended by many calligraphy instructors.



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SD15. Illuminating the Word (2nd Ed) / Calderhead
Illuminating the Word: The Making of The Saint John's Bible (Second Edition) by Christopher Calderhead.
2015. 240pp. 9-5/8" x 11-3/8". Hardcover

Corners are slightly bumped and creased

Takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this extraordinary project, telling the story of the scribes and illuminators and the St. John's community as they complete all seven volumes of the Bible. Profusely illustrated with many large images from the Bible & actual-size samples of the scripts used. Extensively revised with about half new text and images.



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SD16. Adventures with Letters / Harvey
Adventures with Letters: A Memoir by Michael Harvey. 2012. 236pp. 8.5"x10.75". Hardcover

Dust jacket has slight scratches

Through hundreds of illustrations, this book brings together the many facets of Michael Harvey's work: lettering for book jackets and other projects, lettercutting in wood & stone, type design, and teaching. Designed by the author. Printed in full color throughout.



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