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Acquisition of Frederic Warde's Arrighi italic type, 1935-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/E/1

Scope and Contents

Correspondence; notes on this item by Sebastian Carter; showings of the type (1935-1995); trial settings of Spenser, Epithalamium in this type (marked 'Ephithalamium - project'). Correspondents include Arnold Bank, Joseph Blumenthal, Christopher Bradshaw, Jackson Burke, Harry Carter, John Carter, Douglas Cleverdon, Marshall Davidson, Franz Hess (only copies of letters from Will Carter to him), Charles W. Hobson, John Holroyd-Reece, Ernest Ingham, Roger Levenson, Matt. P. Loman, Giovanni Mardersteig, Stanley Morison, Ray Nash, Will Ransom, Vivian Ridler, John Ryder, Hans Schmoller, Paul Standard, Roderick D. Stinehour, Jan van Krimpen, Beatrice Warde, Frederic Warde (a transcript), and James Wells. A book on the subject of this type, planned at one point to be a collaboration with Mardersteig, was never published.


  • Creation: 1935-1963


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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