Item #1619 Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering. Lloyd J. Reynolds.
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering
Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering

Edged Pen Alphabets (1954); For Students of Calligraphy & Lettering

A rare Lloyd Reynolds booklet and teaching plates from the early days of the innovative calligraphy program at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. A 20-page booklet explains the focus on Roman and italic alphabets and includes "Notes on the Plates" which describe techniques and historical information about the various lettering. Plate titles include "Structural Capitals in Width Groups, Lining Figures, with Pen Directions," "Structural Lower Case, Old Style Figures" and "Black Letter Initials and Square Text," among others. The Graphic Arts Workshop was founded by Reynolds when he joined Reed College in 1949.

Plates 10 and 12 have hand-written corrections to the plate numbers (as assumed are on all copies). No copies currently found online, and only one copy listed with OCLC at Reed College (appropriately). Stated "first edition" in the introduction. Plates are letterpress printed. Item #1619.

Condition: Very Good+, some spotting to cover of booklet; a few plates with some wear, and ink smudges (mostly on verso); Plate 4 has a .5" closed tear at top and some diagonal creasing; hand-written corrections to plate numbers as noted above; toning to envelope.

Instructional Materials
Graphic Arts Workshop/Reed College
9 3/8" x 5.5"
20-page booklet, plus 17 letterpressed plates, with original envelope
Staplebound
1954: Portland, OR

Price: $250.00

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