[TIP U DAR: ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE BOOK OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN LETTERS AND PRINTING] Dib u Dar: Girin tsagman ew mijazgayin u haykakan tpagrut'ean vray dzguats aknark me.
[TIP U DAR: ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE BOOK OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN LETTERS AND PRINTING] Dib u Dar: Girin tsagman ew mijazgayin u haykakan tpagrut'ean vray dzguats aknark me. [i.e. Type and letter: An overview of the origin of the letter, typology and Armenian printing].
TEOTIG [TEOTOROS LAPÇINCIYAN], (1873-1928).
Hratarakut'iwn ew Tpagrut'iwn Vahramay ew Hrach'ei Ter-Nersesean, Constantinople, 1912.
Contemporary black 1/3 leather bdg. Restored spine. A period label on bottom of the spine. Four raised bands to gilded title and date in compartments. Ex-library stamp on colophon. Otherwise a very good copy. Large roy. 8vo. (25 x 19 cm). In Armenian. 192 p., richly illustrated. First Edition of this early and fine book on Armenian printing. A fine printing, paper of high quality. "Type and Letter" was published in 1912 by V. and H. Nersessian Press in Constantinople on the 400th anniversary of Armenian printing. It is an outline of the history of Armenian printing since the beginning and until his time. After an introduction of the history of printing since Gutenberg's time, Teotig also surveyed, for the first time, Armenian books published all around the world, from Turkey (and Western Armenia) and Russia (and Eastern Armenia), Venice to Asia, Europe, and the New World. He gleaned information from various reference sources, as well as his own library, which contained well over 4,000 volumes. The rich content of the book has stood the test of the time as the product of a single-handed effort by an indefatigable amateur and connoisseur of Armenian books (he called himself madenamol, "bibliomaniac") that paved the ground for the next generation of trained scholars and bibliographers. (The Armenian Weekly). Teotoros "Teotig" Labdjindjian, (1873-1928), was an Armenian writer and publisher best known for his Armenian language almanac. It was published annually, mostly in Constantinople, between 1907 and 1929. Teotig was born in 1873 to Armenian parents in Üsküdar (Scutari), a district of Constantinople situated on the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus. Aside from his yearly Almanac production, Teotig was also known for his "Golgotha of the Armenian Clergy". Teotig himself was deported during the Armenian Deportation and managed to survive. After returning to Constantinople in 1922 and on the eve of its occupation by the army of Mustafa Kemal, he followed with other intellectuals such as Levon Tutundjian, Arshag Boyadjian, and Armenak der Hagopian the orphans transported to Corfu by the Near East Relief on a ship. He stayed in Corfu until at least 1925 publishing articles in the press and corresponding with Tutundjian who had left in 1924 for Lausanne, in Switzerland [Source: Tutundjian Fund 413, Central Historical Archive of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan. File 601-603]. He then left in turn for Nicosia, and Paris, with the last of his yearbooks being printed in Venice, Vienna, and Paris. He died in May 1928 in Paris, when the 18th volume of his yearbooks (his "paper children", as he called them) was in press. OCLC 34826240. First Edition.