9. The Typefoundry in Silhouette by Rudolf Koch

The Typefoundry in Silhouette by Rudolf Koch, translated by Alexander Nesbitt, with a note by Andrew Hoyem, 1982.

Andrew Hoyem's longstanding interest in the German type designer Rudolf Koch led to the first edition of this work in English, which had been issued in 1918 by the Klingspor foundry that employed him. Koch cut silhouettes from black paper to depict the complex machinery and men at work in a now-vanishing trade. The accuracy of detail gives these pictures significance for printing history, yet they appeal as works of art.

Format: 9 by 12 inches, 28 sheets. Twenty-five cut-paper silhouettes were printed from photo-engravings in black ink, with verses in handset Jessenschrift printed in red. The paper is British mouldmade T. H. Saunders Drawing. The set is enclosed in a portfolio of red cloth. Edition of 500 copies, $50.00. Out of print.

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