Cambridge Harward University Press, Cambridge Mass, USA. 1926. 8vo (22 x 16 cm). (6), 115 pp. Hard bound. Cloth with paper label on back, uncut, top edge gilt. Spine’s edge and ends with cracks. Several previous owners name and dedications in pencil on free-front page. Caslon type, 500 copies printed on B.R. rag paper. (Haas 123).
This book is designed by Bruce Rogers [1870–1957], was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his ”allusive” typography, rejecting modernism, seldom using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, often favoring faces such as Bell (at the time known only as Brimmer), Caslon, his own Montaigne, a Jensonian precursor to his masterpiece of type design Centaur. His books can fetch high sums at auction.WP.