[An alphabet by Hermann Zapf for Philip Hofer]

Imagine being in charge of a collection of books at Harvard and being able to ask Hermann Zapf to make an alphabet for you. Philip Hofer must’ve lived a pretty charmed life. Anyway, ol’ HZ scratched out this handsome alphabet for Phily in 1959 and surrounded it with a few thoughts about letters and reading and the like, each in a distinct hand. We’d have to do some research to confirm, but we bet this was printed at Meriden Gravure and was probably distributed to friends of Hofer.
  • Size: 20.25 × 14 inches
  • Pages: 1 sheet
  • Medium: Offset
  • Binding: NA
  • Condition: Very good but it’s been rolled for a zillion years.
  • Publisher: None given, but probably Philip Hofer, 1959