D Stempel AG, Frankfurt am Main. 1963. (8), followed by 78 plates, printed on the rectos only, (4) pages + colophon. Large 4to (31 x 21,5 cm). Card boards, red leather spine label, spine faded as usual. Inscribed by Hermann Zapf. Prefaces written by Paul Standard, New York (in English), G. K. Schauer, Frankfurt (in German), and Charles Peignot, Paris (in French), together with commentary notes and specifications. Set in 16 languages with the types of D. Stempel’s archives. Contains 78 typographic layouts, many are tipped-in specimens in colour. Limited to 500 copies. First edition.
”As with other Zapf/Stempel productions, the typesetting and presswork are superlative, to say nothing of the inventiveness of the myriad design.” (A Century for the Century no. 66).
(Hermann Zapf and his design philosophy p. 114).