Halcyon. Driemaandelijksch Tijdschrift voor Boek- Druk- en Prentkunst. (Rare, complete set).
[Maastricht], A.A.M. Stols, 1940-1942. Nos. 1-12. Complete with all contributions and additions (with some extras). 34 x 27 cm. Bookplates of Mr. Dick Zijlstra (= the Dutch poet Eric van der Steen). Portfolios a bit worn and strengthened with paper, but a fine set. Halcyon is generally considered "the most beautiful typographic magazine ever made in the Netherlands", which is absolutely true. Publisher Stols used numerous fine quality (hand-made) papers in various formats from several first-class printers. Texts are set in noble fonts as Baskerville, Bembo, Egmont, Garamont, Grotius, Janson, Libra, Lutetia, Memphis, Nobel, Romanée, Romulus and Perpetua, and printed in various colors. There are contributions about upcoming artists and renowned typographers, about book illustration, ex libris, initials and typography by a.o. J. Barcham Green, Menno ter Braak, S. Carmiggelt [= Max Nord], H. van Krimpen, J. van Krimpen, Hans Orlowsky, A. Roland Holst, S. H. de Roos, A.A.M. Stols and original prints by a.o. John Buckland Wright, Aart van Dobbenburgh, J. Franken Pzn., Dirk Harting, Arend Hendriks, Hubert Levigne, W.J. Rozendaal, Pam G. Rueter and Piet Worm. This set contains the contribution by G.H. 's-Gravesande about M.C. Escher, illustrated with four original wood engravings by Escher, dated and monogrammed by the artist in the blocks. Also added are some extras, not accounted for in the indexes, including two small booklets in the series Typophile. Complete sets of this quarterly magazine are rarely offered. (More images on our website.)
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