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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 damage 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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SD7. How To Write Copperplate / Ebrahimi
How to Write Copperplate by Hamid Reza Ebrahimi. 2010. 40pp English, 28pp Persian (Farsi). 8.5"x11". Paper

Corners are damaged from transit.

A good, thorough, and beautiful introduction to Copperplate script with letter-by-letter instruction and guide sheets. Use the book with Hamid’s online videos for comprehensive instruction. The English text, written in the author’s elegant script, is printed in dark brown on cream colored pages. 8 full-color illustrations. Hamid has taught the script since 1997.



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SD14. Traité de la Peinture: Extraits / da Vinci & Polello
Traité de la Peinture: Extraits (Treatise on Painting: Excerpts) by Leonardo de Vinci. Calligraphy by Massimo Polello. 2008. 80pp. 6.25"x12.75". Paper

Top of the spine is slightly damaged.

Each spread presents a passage from Leonardo’s Treatise on Painting in both French and Italian, each with a calligraphic initial letter, along with a work by Massimo.




Your Price $25.00

SD3. Lines to Live By / Gold
B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

Spine has minor wear and some tear.

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.




Your Price $15.00

SD33. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice
Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 144pp. 8"x11.5". Hardcover

Bottom corners are slightly dented, not shrink wrapped.

Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice, is one of the most respected calligraphers in the world today, though relatively few of her works have been published in book form. The vast majority of her graphic output remains unseen and uncollected. This book, compiled, with Alice’s active participation, has over 140 illustrations, showing the depth and breadth of her artistry. Jerry's introduction and Donald Jackson's eloquent appreciation set her work in context. Most works are illustrated in color, many are presented full-page.
Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit, and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written with extraordinary skill. Best known are her masterful posters for The Morgan Library from the 60s & 70s, which have been graciously photographed by the Morgan for this book. More of her graphic work was created for a wide assortment of clients—commercial enterprises, publishers, universities, organizations, and individuals.




Your Price $50.00

SD5. Letters Slate Cut 2nd Edition
Letters Slate Cut: Workshop philosophy and practice in the making of letters - a sequel By David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo. Second Edition. 1990. 7.5" x 10". Paper.

Binding is slight loose, and the corners are slightly dented.

A practical instructional manual plus a gallery of 57 of David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo’s letter carvings. A "sequel" to the original 1981 edition. Thirty of the pieces in the gallery were not in the earlier edition. Color cover, black and white interior.




Your Price $35.00

SD9. Letters From New York #2
Letters from New York #2. 2006. 80pp. 8.5" x 5.25". Paper

Book shows common signs of shelf-wear

Art work on cover by Karen Charatan. Issue highlights Lettering Arts on buildings and streets around New York City in an article by Paul Shaw.



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SD11. Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe
Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013. 192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper

Back cover has been bent, all pages are intact.

Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.




Your Price $24.99

SD24. World Encyclopedia of Callig (NEW) / Calderhead & Cohen
The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing edited by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen. (2011) 2018. 320pp. 10"x10", Hardcover

Slight corner damage on the front right corner, and back top left.

New edition at a lower price.

Showcases the work of a selection of internationally known scribes, featuring 60 scripts reflecting the diversity of contemporary calligraphy. It includes lessons and exercises for learning to write 28 alphabets, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Roman, and more. Offers an exploration of each script’s history, while beautiful step-by-step instructions and examples will inspire and guide you.

This new edition replaces B3401.



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SD17. Italic Letters/Dubay & Getty
Italic Letters: Calligraphy & Handwriting
By Inga Dubay & Barbara Getty. 1984.(1992) 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Top right corner is slightly dented.

Takes the scribe through a basic, a formal, a chancery & finally a cursive italic handwriting. Each is introduced in monoline, followed then by chisel edged forms. Final chapter on layout and design. In this workbook, the sentences-to-copy form an outline history of written communications from cave paintings to 19th century copperplate. Numerous historical illustrations. Western American style of italic. A popular class text. Recommended.




Your Price $23.95

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