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i found these books for about $2 each in an antique store. Quite a deal I thought. Does anyone else have or recognize these? The manual of style (center) is quite a handbook, that I would imagine is considered to be worth more than $2 dollars by many of you. What do you think?

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What is inside “Alphabets & Design”?

I’ll give you $3 each.

-smc

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> Hmm, seeing this picture I remember…
> someone has stolen my copy of James
> Craig’s Designing with type… It was nice
> to do comps, in the old, old days. You see
> we’d be using only Bodoni, Monotype
> Garamond, Helvetica, and … which
> were the other two?

Baskerville (Fry’s), and Century Expanded. :-)

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> Baskerville (Fry’s), and Century Expanded.

Oh yes, that was it. Thanks. How could I have forgotten
old Baskerville? Century Expanded, on the other hand, I
skipped every time. ;)

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Hmm, seeing this picture I remember… someone has stolen
my copy of James Craig’s Designing with type… It was nice
to do comps, in the old, old days. You see we’d be using
only Bodoni, Monotype Garamond, Helvetica, and … which
were the other two? (Massimo

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At the risk of sounding like a complete bibliosnob: these are not antique books, they’re just old books. You had me all excited when I saw the subject line. This is an ‘antique typographic book’.

However, you may be well pleased: $2 each is a very good price for these old books. The only one I’m not familiar with is the Alphabets and Design book.

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Nice presentation.
The “Alphabets & Design” one, does it say Bigelow on it?
But who is “M Bigelow” — any relation to the famous Charles?

hhp

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I was joking about the $3.

I’ll give you four.

-smc

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Egads! I hope these aren’t really considered antique. Now I really feel old. ;-) But John is right — good books for $2. Enjoy, Mitchell.

John, I had the chance to handle an original Fournier Manuel at the Veatchs once. Very nice. But I had to make do with the Darmstadt facsimile for my own collection.

— Kent.

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Hehe, sorry I had actually meant to say in my original message that I wouldn’t actually consider these antiques, just that I found them in an antique store. A Manual of Style is from 1937 though. Which is not too bad.

Hrant, Bigelow was apparently professor of art at san diego state college and has

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I’ll throw in some duct tape.