Hunt Roman: The Birth of a Type

We always want that which we cannot have. And for the most part, we cannot have Hermann Zapf’s Hunt Roman, designed for the Hunt Botanical Library in the early 1960s. This is the story of that typeface, written by those involved in its making at the time of its making. (Here’s another version of the story, written fifty years later.) A beautiful book about the last days of metal type, prepared by a team at the top of their game.
  • Authors: Hermann Zapf & Jack Stauffacher 
  • Size: 9.5 × 7 inches 
  • Pages: 64 
  • Binding: Hardcover 
  • Condition: Jacket has tear on front cover but will be in protective mylar by the time it gets to you. Former owner’s name on first leaf. 
  • Publisher: Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, 1965