Formenwandlungen der et-Zeichen

If one ampersand is good, 288 of them are a party & fun & inclusive & the topic of this book. Jan Tschichold has written an illustrated history of t = &. There have been recent editions of this (which we hated) that have an English translation—but the text is (honestly) excruciating, and you won’t be missing out on anything by not being able to read the original German. If you just look at the illustrated examples and skim the captions, you’ll get the gist. A beautiful thing and an example of that nutty level of scholarship that set J.T. apart from the rest.
  • Author: Jan Tschichold
  • Size: 4.875 × 8.125 inches 
  • Pages: 28
  • Binding: Sewn pamphlet 
  • Language: German
  • Condition: In protective mylar. There are a couple of minor dimples in the soft paper cover, but the interior is spotless and it is on the whole much better than the copy we’ve kept for ourselves.
  • Publisher: Stempel, 1953