Offered here are TWENTY ORIGINAL PRINTING PLATES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL PLATES ETCHED INTO METAL, MOUNTED ON WOOD BLOCKS, from the book (included) "The Work of Bruce Rogers, Jack of All Trades, Master of One: A Catalogue of an Exhibition Arranged by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Grolier Club of New York," Updike, D.B.; McCutcheon, etc. TWENTY ORIGINAL PRINTING PLATES (measuring from 1.75 x .5 in. to 7.5 x 5.5 in.), seventeen of which were used to produce the photographic illustrations in the book. Each image plate or typographic text plate (the latter etched into metal) is mounted on a 3/4" thick wood block. The plates consists of: 14 plates for the 14 illustrations following pages 6, 54, 70, 86 and 102 in the book; a plate for Bruce Rogers' frontispiece portrait and a plate for his separate signature below; an extra, smaller plate for the Joseph Conrad photograph that precedes page 103; plus three others: a typographic plate etched in metal but not used in the book; and two small manuscript plates (of Rogers' distinctive handwriting) also etched in metal but not used in the book. The catalogue also contains eight pages of illustrations (not printed on coated paper) that are not covered by these 20 plates. All printing plates are in fine condition with, naturally, some ink stains at the woodblock edges. A wonderful and certainly important lasting record of a major book production presenting the work of Bruce Rogers, American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by many as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century.
Price: $4,250.00 Item #5102