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The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)

The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y. (Deluxe Edition)

The Aries Press was an American private press founded by Spencer Kellogg, Jr., in the 1920s. A second-generation millionaire and supporter of the arts, Kellogg was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Though little known today, the Aries Press produced exceptional examples of fine printing. Richard Kegler documents its colorful history accompanied by fine illustrations and samples from the Press.


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Overview

The Aries Press was an American private press founded by Spencer Kellogg, Jr., in the 1920s. A second-generation millionaire and supporter of the arts, Kellogg was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Though little known today, the Aries Press produced exceptional examples of fine printing. Richard Kegler documents its colorful history accompanied by fine illustrations and samples from the Press.

The deluxe edition of The Aries Press features additional pages, including a frontispiece printed on the Kelmscott-Goudy Albion Press, a specimen of Dard Hunter’s Roycroft alphabet printed from wood type, re-strikes from original Aries Press blocks, and an original leaf from The Ghost Ship. The binding is a hardback case binding in Japanese “Marine Blue” cloth with tipped-on spine label, and custom marbled endpapers by Stephen Pittelkow.

About the Author

Richard Kegler is the Director of the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York. He founded both the P22 Type Foundry and the Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. Kegler is a letterpress printer and book designer with a long-standing interest in printing history.

Details

Publisher: RIT Press and Wells College Press (12/2018)
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-22-4
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Illustrations: 39, some color
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

Foreword by Anthony Bannon.................. vii

Introduction........................................... 1

The Aries Book Shop................................ 9

The Roycroft Press................................. 23

Frederic W. Goudy and the Aries Type...... 27

Books from the Aries Press...................... 38

Four Short Years.................................... 40

Emil Georg Sahlin’s Work........................ 43

Unfinished Work ................................... 49

Bibliography of the Aries Press................. 57

Acknowledgments ................................ 75

Notes................................................... 76

Index................................................... 81

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