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Janette Ray, Rare and Out of Print Books

Design, architecture, garden history, photographic books and albums and fine art. Generally open Wednesdays to Fridays 10am - 5.00pm and other times by appointment. We also open for special events such as book signings and specialist visits by professionals in the fields we deal in. . Customers traveling from any distance are recommended to ring ahead to check we are open.

Typographica - Complete New Series


1-16 all published. This complete set of the New Series is a remarkable survival of the 60s and a testament to Herbert Spencer's innovative approach to design. Contributors included Dieter Rot, Alexander Rodchenko, Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters. There are a wide ranging coverage relating to all this graphic including Road Signs in Holland, forty-nine photographs by Margaret Wissing; Penguins on the March which examines Penguin paperback designs, by Herbert Spencer; Reading by touch, by Donald Bell; Typography in Britain; Chance, by Barbara Jones Sex and Typography, Tombstone Lettering on Slate, etc. The journal also assessed Modernist pioneers and environmental photography. From the collection of typographer Michael Harvey.