Hartley & Marks, Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.A., 1991. xviii, 180 pages + colophon. Stiff paper wrappers. Introduction by Robert Bringhurst. Translated by Hajo Hadeler. Illustrated in b/w. First American edition. Copy as new!
A collection of 23 essays, written over a period spanning 42 years, is one of the most important writings on book design.
”The real reason for the number of deficiencies in books and other printed matter is the lack – or the deliberate dispensation with – tradition, and the arrogant disdain for all convention.” Jan Tschichold.
A translation of ”Ausgewähle Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typographie.” (Klemke p. 287).