L’Astrée

$200.00
Here’s a specimen of a face we’ve seen for years but to which we’ve never really given much thought—until this one walked in our door. A comprehensive showing of this face designed by Robert Girard and engraved by Paul Bourreau, it was released by Girard & Cie in May 1923—immediately before the merger with G. Peignot et Fils into Deberny & Peignot. (This might explain the partially-detached label on the front cover which now reads Deberny at Tuleu and covers a solo reference to Girard. So not only is it a good showing, it’s also a little example of the history of the business of typecasting.) Anyway, this rarely-seen face could launch a thousand ships—or apps. You decide.
  • Size: 7.5 × 10 inches
  • Pages: 32
  • Binding: Sewn pamphlet
  • Condition: The cover is chipped and fragile. Label on the cover is partially detached but what adhesive that remains appears sturdy. Inside clean, but with old bookseller’s notations which might come in handy.
  • Publisher: Girard, 1923