Schmuckstücke und Marken


Picture it: 1938. A young(ish) Berthold Wolpe, aged 33, is just getting settled in England after fleeing the Nazis. It’s unclear where this was printed, but it’s in German, which seems a weird choice for this particular time in history. This thing is beautifully printed, though, and shows a variety of Wolpe’s graphic designs for a variety purposes. This copy was inscribed in—picture it: 1982—to Greer and Sue Allen, the Yale University Printer and his designer-scholar wife. Then it was passed to Howard Gralla, who we think was the finest book designer of his generation. And pretty soon it will be passed to you, pending your purchase and the transfer of funds.

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  • Size: 6.75 × 9 inches 
  • Pages: 48
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Edition: An unnumbered copy from an edition of 150
  • Condition: Very fine. The back cover has some buckling. Our own copy has the exact same thing, so this is probably common.
  • Publisher: None given, 1938