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The Bruce Rogers Collection

Collection of books designed by the 20th century typographer and designer, Bruce Rogers

Of the Just Shaping of Letters

The short-lived Mall Press produced only one book, Of the Just Shaping of Letters by Albrecht Durer  in 1917, but Rogers considered it one of his most successfully designed books.  Due to the wartime scarcity of trained workmen, Rogers did most of the presswork for the book himself.  It is printed on hand-made paper in Centaur type, and has an extremely elaborate title page.  Only 215 copies were printed, and ours is signed on the colophon by Rogers.

Of the Just Shaping of Letters

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