Hermann Zapf: Feder und Stichel


No fair that this book is so good. The first blank page, the last, and every one in between: they’re all delicious. This stunner is loaded with Hermann Zapf showing off his best hands. After World War II Germany was pretty-well wrecked. This is Zapf and his trusty engraver August Rosenberger showing that they were still standing and ready to get to work. It really seems pointless to write much about this one. Every page speaks for itself.

Watch a flip-through of the later English-language edition of this book (which is otherwise the same but this has a nicer binding) »

  • Author: Hermann Zapf
  • Size: 12 × 9 inches
  • Pages: 68
  • Language: German
  • Binding: Hardcover. Red leather spine stamped in gold. Looks like handmade Fabriano Roma is covering the boards.
  • Condition: Very good, but there is a darker spot on the front cover. We’ve put this in protective mylar to reduce the chance of future soiling.
  • Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, [1950]