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The Littlest Snowman by Charles Tazewell (Wonder Books)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 25th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1976
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    The Littlest Snowman by Charles Tazewell (Wonder Books) 1
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    Originally published in the December 1955 issue of Coronet magazine, the Christmas story by Charles Tazewell was first published in book form in 1958 by Wonder Books, a division of Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., with pictures by George De Santis.

    Reprints from 1976 as well as the undated one depicted above use Domino on the cover. In 1957, Ludwig & Mayer advertised the typeface with the following words:

    The few existing fat-faced Roman types have only unessentially changed in the period of two centuries, bearing even to-day the marks of the engraving-needle. But there is a gap between these types and those of the modern subtilized display-types, which was experienced as well by the jobbing compositor as by the book decorator and the maker-up of newspaper feuilletons. Based on this knowledge of daily experience the graphic artist Alfred Riedel, Freiburg, has designed a script the characteristics of which has found a worthy symbol by the name of DOMINO: The dominating gravity of a fat-faced Roman type is united in a most unusual way with an almost winged liveliness.

    Title page with the lettering that is also used for the cover of the original edition from 1958.
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    Title page with the lettering that is also used for the cover of the original edition from 1958.

    Spread from the book’s interior, with text set in .
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    Spread from the book’s interior, with text set in Linotype Baskerville.

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