The Back Room

The Back Room presents both Americana and international materials. This inventory is a selection of rare, scarce  and one of a kind materials published in the 18th, 19th and occasionally the 20th century.  The Back Room also includes 19th century American wall maps, an area of special interest.  The Back Room inventory will be updated frequently.

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This scarce 1921 technical and decorative broadside by typeface designer Frederic Goudy in collaboration with Bertha M. Goudy his wife illustrates Goudy's new font and typeface design as well as ten years of his type design from 1911-1921 uniquely, as Goudy writes "the work of one man". Goudy's work received immediate professional review in the trade. The work illustrated in this first broadside by Goudy added to his reputation as one of America's foremost typeface designers.

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