printing press
From: The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. 1765-66.

Materials from the Rare Book Collection

The following are selections from the Rare Book Collection as a supplement to Graphic Design: Typography specifically for the Letterpress class. It is strongly recommended that you consult both sites for examples as books listed there are not listed here. Some of them will be used in class presentations.


Briar Press.

A comprehensive site for all letterpress interests. Anything else I list would only repeat what is already accessible through this site. Explore it thoroughly.


Fournier, le jeune (Pierre Simon), 1712-1768.
Manuel typographique : utile aux gens de lettres, & a ceux, qui exercent les differentes parties de l'art de, l'imprimerie / par Fournier, le jeune.
Paris : Imprime par l'auteur, 1764-66.
2 v. ill., plates (part fold.), music ; 18 cm.
Z250 .F78 1764

Hagar (W. & H.) firm.
Specimens of printing types, ornaments, borders, etc. from, the type and stereotype foundry of W. & H. Hagar / [Wm., Hagar, Jr. & Co.]
New York : [Wm. Hagar, Jr. & Co.], 1854.
686.224 H14s Oversize

Daystrom, Inc.
American line type book, borders, ornaments, price list, printing material and machinery.
[n.p.] American type founders co., 1906.
xxiv, 1109 p. illus. (part col.) 27 cm.
Z250 .D27 1906

Daystrom, Inc.
Specimen book and catalogue ... dedicated to the typographic art.
[Jersey City] American type founders company, 1923.
1148 p. illus. (part col.) pl. 27 cm.
686.224 D275s

Whittington Press.
A miscellany of type / compiled at Whittington.
Andoversford, Gloucestershire : Whittington Press, 1990.
125 p. : ill. ; 37 cm.
Z250 .W596 1990 Oversize

McMurray, Mark.
Type specimens of Caliban Press : on the occasion of its, sixth anniversary / [written by Mark McMurray].
Montclair, N.J. : The Press, 1991.
52, [23] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Z232.C146 M33 1991 Oversize

Ornamented types : twenty-three alphabets from the Foundry of Louis John Pouchee / introduction James Mosley.
London : I.M. Imprimit in association with the St. Bride, Printing Library, c1993.
37 p. : ill. ; 54 cm. + 1 v. of specimens (52 leaves :, chiefly ill. ; 54 cm.) + prospectus (4 leaves ; 27 cm.)
Z250.3.P6 O7 1993 Folio

McGrew, Mac. American metal typefaces of the Twentieth Century.
2nd, rev. ed.
Z250 .M137 1993 Reference

Zapf's Civilite disclosed : adorned with terse & pithy apothegms : formed & printed at the Gehenna Press.
[Rockport, Me.] : Gehenna Press, 1995.
[31] leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Z250.Z33 Z36 1995 Oversize


Bible. Latin. 1511.
Sanctus Hieronymous interpres Biblie.
Venice, Lucamantonium de Giunta, 1511.
220.47 B582 1511

Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.
Fl. Vegetii Renati viri illustris De re militari libri quatuor. Sexti Julii Frontini viri consularis De strategematis libri totidem. Aeliani De instruendis aciebus liber unus. Modesti De vocabulis rei militaris liber unus. Item picturae bellicae CXX passim Vegetio adiectae. Collata sunt omnia ad antiquos codices, maxime Budaei, quod testabitur Aelianus.
Lutetiae, Apud C. Wechelum, 1532.
[8], 279 p. illus., plates. 32 cm.
871 V93d Oversize

Dodoens, Rembert, 1517-1585.
A nievve herball; or, Historie of plantes.
London, G. Dewes, 1578.
451.7 D643n Oversize

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
All'invittiss. e glorisiss.
Venetia : appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari fratel, 1553.
871 O8mId 1553

Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550.
Emblemata: cum Clavdii Minois diuioneses ad eadem ommentariis.
Lvgdvn Batavorvm : Plantiniana, 1591.
769 A352e4

Aldrovandi, Ulisse, 1522-1605?
Monstrorum historia. Cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium. Bartholomaeus mbrosinus ... volumen composuit.
Bononiae, Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1642.
574.03 A365 v.1 ,Oversize

Veen, Otto, 1556-1629.
Quinty Horatii Flacci emblemata, imaginibus in aes incisis notisque illustrata, studio Othonis Vaeni, Batavo-Lugdunensis.
Bruxellis : Francissevm Foppens, 1683.
769 V418q


Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Love is enough : or, The freeing of Pharamond. A morality.
Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1897.
822.8 M877l 1897

Bible. N.T. Gospels. English. Authorized. 1931.
The four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized version of King James I. With decorations by Eric Gill.
[Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.
268 p. illus. 35 cm.
BS2553 .G5 Oversize

Gill, Eric, 1882-1940.
The four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized version of King James I. : proofs and drawings [graphic].
England : s.n., 1931.
1 clamshell box (58 sheets) : wood engravings, graphite, ink on paper ; 34 cm.
BS2553 .G5 Proofs Oversize

Zapf, Hermann.
Manuale typographicum.
Frankfurt am Main : [G. K. Schauer], 1954.
Z250 .Z325 1954 Oversize

About Sylvia / poems by Diane Ackerman ... [et al] ; lithographs by Enid Mark.
Wallingford, Pa. : the Elm Press, 1996.
PS3566 .L27 ,Z5741 1996 Folio

Hecht, Anthony, 1923-
Seance for a minyan : ten poems / by Anthony Hecht ; intaglios by Michael Kuch.
[New York] : Double Elephant Press, 2001.
PS3558 .E28 S42 2001 Oversize

Alembic Press, Red Wagon Press, and Ediciones Vigía.

Uncataloged, ask Curator.

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