London: Lund Humphries, 1960. Perfect bound softcover 4to in printed red wraps, housed in a yellow dust jacket printed in purple. 64 pp.
The first issue of the highly influential ‘Typographica New Series’, edited by Spencer, which revolutionized the world of typography, design, and advertising and continues to do so today. The genius of Spencer’s editing is how he acknowledges and brings to light all various forms of typography perspectives, including the commercial, historical, and artistic. This issue featuring an article on the design of Britain’s Royal Arms, the history of numerals, Five Polish photographers, the work of Franco Grignani, Yosi Bergner’s drawings of Kafka, and photographs of Anne Hickmott among others.
Trace amounts of rubbing to covers, light bumps to corners, a crease to spine of dust jacket, and some faint spotting along top edge of text block, else near fine. Item #356