Borders, Frames and Decorative Motifs by Charles Derriey

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Borders, Frames and Decorative Motifs

from the 1862 Derriey Typographic Catalog

by Charles Derriey

Dover Publications, 1987, decorations and motifs throughout, large paperback, ISBN 0486253228

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, corners a little bumped, pages thumbed, a couple of light stains on front end papers, otherwise clean bright and tight

'This unique volume contains the work of one of the most celebrated type-founders of that glorious era in type design: Charles Derriey, who, from his Parisian foundry, fed the Victorians' insatiable appetite for decoration and embellishment with a truly fabulous assortment f display types and printers' ornaments.  The 113 plates reprinted here from his 1862 typographic catalog include over 2500 copyright-free type forms and ornamental designs.'