Hermann Zapf: Pen and Graver


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.

See for yourself.

  • Author: Hermann Zapf
  • Introduction: Paul Standard
  • Size: 12 × 9 inches
  • Pages: 68
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Condition: The vellum spine is dark and dirty, but otherwise a fine copy. Two very slight bumps to the back cover. We only just noticed them, but thought they should be pointed out. Inside is totally fine and clean.
  • Publisher: Museum Books, 1952