ROGERS, Bruce. BERNARD, Auguste. ~ Geofroy Tory. Painter and Engraver. First Royal Printer. Reformer of Orthography and Typography under François I.
Profusely illustrated with reproductions of wood engravings, decorative borders, floriated initials, monograms and specimens of Greek and Latin alphabets. One of 370 copies, this no. 93. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Translated into English by George B. Ives. Pp. 332. 4to., original green paper covered boards, decorative design in gilt to covers, gilt lettering to spine. Rather stained with some wear to spine, endpapers a bit dampstained and edges darkened, but a good largely unopened copy internally.
A fine example of Bruce Roger’s mastery of typography, design and illustration. For his design of Auguste Bernard’s important work on Geofroy Tory – the great French engineer and fine Royal Printer under François I – Rogers re-engraved Tory’s original designs and, with few exceptions, rendered them here in their original size.
With the book label of George Dillwyn Cross.