Gods & Heroes, Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece

Gods & Heroes, Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece

Jacques Schiffrin, New York, New York, 1946

Description

Juror Notes

It is not new to choose decorations from Greek vase paintings for a book of Greek mythology. But it is unusual to find them used well. In addition Pantheon has managed to include 764 condensed pages in a not too thick octavo appropriately bound. There is value, charm and solid worth in this book, but the color of the text printing is uneven.

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1947)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
Jacques Schiffrin
Illustrations
Greek vase paintings, line cuts
Authors
Gustav Schwab, Werner Jaeger (introduction)
Translator
Olga Marx and Ernest Morwitz (from the German text and its Greek sources)
Trim size
5.75 x 9 inches
Pages
764
Price
$6.00
Typefaces
Scotch [Linotype] 11.5 pt., 1 pt. leading, Type Measure: 25 x 44 picas
Compositor
H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Printers
H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co., Inc., Bingham Photo Engraving Co.
Printing method
from electrotypes
Paper
S.D. Warren’s #1854 Text, 37 x 49–230/M
Paper supplies
Henry Lindenmeyr & Sons
Binder
H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Binding materials
Holliston Zeppelin [#3166], black ink and imitation roll gold
Publisher
Pantheon Books, Inc.
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