First Edition Club - The Pen and Type-Design; The Treyford Type; Italics, by Graily Hewitt.

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The Pen and Type-Design; The Treyford Type; Italics. By Graily Hewitt. Royal 8vo, pp.[viii], 48, 27cm, John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford, for The First Edition Club, London, 1928.

One of 250 copies printed in Graily Hewitt's 'Treyford' type on Barcham Green hand-made paper. 9 figures within the text. Bound in full red niger morocco decorated in gold, gilt top, other edges uncut. A near fine copy.

Treyford (1928), was designed by Graily Hewitt in accordance with the principles laid down in 'The Pen and Type-Design'. It has the qualities of a script. Serifs are very small, there is little differentiation of colour and the capitals are toned down. In the lower case ascenders are shorter than descenders, v and w are given cursive forms and y a vertical stroke. The italic is slightly incline. The matrices were cut by the Monotype Corporation.

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