Florilegium Typographia 1985 Richard John Hoffman ~ fine press typography sample book, fonts ~ Los Angeles master printer


Title: Florilegium Typographia: A culling of matrix fonts for line-casting machine setting: a printer's bouquet of types from the Printing Office of Richard Hoffman, Van Nuys, California

Author: [Richard John Hoffman]

Description: One of 250 copies. Quarter black cloth (ornate gilt on spine) with decorative papered sides. Fine. 154 pp.

A visual demonstration of the fonts of type for hot-metal composition at the press of master printer, Richard John Hoffman (1912-1989), Van Nuys, California. In this specimen book, Hoffman provides type lore about each face, its designer, and its use. Includes an 11-page section on the first fifty years of the Rounce & Coffin Club, for whom he printed announcements and other ephemera from 1938-1989.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [Richard J. Hoffman]
Place: Van Nuys, California
Year: 1985

Keywords: typography, letterpress, fine press, specimen book, California, Los Angeles, Rounce & Coffin,

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