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Robert L. Leslie collection of Hermann Zapf calligraphy

Identifier: CSC-0066

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of twenty-six letterform studies, poems, and designs for book title pages, spine titles, and a dust jacket rendered in pencil and ink on paper by German calligrapher Hermann Zapf. Also present are two early sketches for his typefaces Melior and Optima, and seven printed sheets of alphabets. Zapf mounted each example on paper sheets measuring 29 x 20 cm. before presenting them to his friend Robert L. Leslie; the collection is accompanied by a presentation slip signed by Zapf.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1958


.21 Linear Feet (1 box) : Collection materials are stored in the Cary Collection stacks, range 12B. Box barcode: R0006546419.



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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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