A Type Specimen of Lutetia: Several Fables of Aesop.
Handford, S. A
. Harold Berliner, Printer . Nevada City, CA
PA3855.E5 H36 1970 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Six fables from Handford's Penguin translation give Berliner a chance to show off specimens of his lovely type, specifically Lutetia 12D Roman and Italic, 14D Roman and Italic, and 16D Roman.. Good woodblock illustrations by Siegl (see her 1964 Aesop's Fables with Anne Terry White) include 6 successes against various-colored backgrounds and one with only the tan background (The Boar and the Fox) and no image! I now have two books of Berliner specimens; Robert Perata had a third but sold it the day before I called him! The other Berliner that I have is the 1971 Baskerville with Gertrud Nelson's art work. For a printer, the mistake on the artist's name here has to be embarrassing, I would think….