Gebr. Klingspor - Marathon created by Rudolf Koch.


Gebr. Klingspor - Marathon created by Rudolf Koch.

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Marathon created by Rudolf Koch. Tall 8vo, 26cm, [12] p. : ill., port. ; 26 cm., Grebr Klingspor, Offenbach A.M., Published by Soldans Ltd, London, n.d. (c.1935).
Portrait of Rudolf Koch pasted in, set and printed reddish-brown and black in Marathon type by Gebr. Klingspor; illustrations in colours within the text. Black paper wrappers, titled in white. A very good to fine copy.
The text is both undated and anonymous, but in it Rudolf Koch is spoken of in the past tense. As he died in April 1934, I suggest that the black wrappers are significant and this piece is a good deal earlier than Klingspor's first official Marathon specimen (1938), indeed that the date of publication was 1934. The only copy on COPAC is the V&A copy which is ascribed the date (193?).

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