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Printing History

Printing History New Series 21
Edited By Brooke Palmieri

An interview with Kseniya Thomas
Caroline Archer-Parré, Leonard Jay: A Pioneer of Printing Education
John Kristensen, The Merrymount Janson Type and Matrices
John Labovitz, The Electric Typesetter: The Origins of Computing in Typography


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The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.
The Aries Press of Eden, N.Y.

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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Printing History New Series 19

New Series Number 19 (January 2016)
William T. La Moy, “An Autographed Letter (Signed) from Frederic W. Goudy to [Alpheus] Sherwin Cody Dated 18 August 1935”
William T. La Moy, “Frederic W. Goudy’s Formal Tribute to Bertha M. Goudy” 
Elizabeth Savage, “The Mystery of the “Scrappy Fragments”: Untangling Robert Steele’s Discovery of Frisket Sheets”

Reviews
John Bidwell, American Paper Mills, 1690-1832: A Directory of the Paper Trade with Notes on Products, Watermarks, Distribution Methods, and Manufacturing Techniques  [Reviewed by Sydney Berger]


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Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!
Color Printing Revolution - Productivity! Creativity! Quality!

Digital technology produced astonishing advances in prepress productivity, unleashing many creative possibilities and image quality improvements. Progress in printing technologies also raised color quality and productivity. Today’s subsequent availability of inexpensive, high-quality color images, has greatly enriched us all.

Author Gary G. Field’s account of modern color printing’s evolution has four areas of emphasis:


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Printing History New Series 18

New Series Number 18 (July 2015)
Craig Eliason, “A History of the “Humanist” Type Classification” 
Timothy P.J. Perry, “Early Depictions of the Printing Press”

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Kay Amert, The Scythe and the Rabbit: Simon de Colines and the Culture of the Book in Renaissance Paris [Reviewed by Paul Gehl] 
 


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Printing History New Series 17

New Series Number 17 (January 2015)
Danierl W. Bly, “Who Was Paul Messerschmidt?”
Marvin J. Heller,  “The Eagle Motif in Sixteenth- and Seventeeth-Century Hebrew Books; A Short Essay”  
“A Letter by Christopher Morely on Publishing Matters,” Transcribed and Annotated William T. La Moy

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Sue Rainey, Creating A World on Paper: Harry Fenn’s Career in Art. [Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin]
 


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Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology
Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1969, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology has grown from the personal library of its namesake Melbert B. Cary Jr., to one of the nation’s premier libraries on graphic communication history. Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection brings this history to life with a selection of items that not only exemplify the scope and mission of the library, but are treasures in their own right.


History of the Phototypesetting Era
History of the Phototypesetting Era

Tracing one of the most important eras and turning points of printing industry technological transitions, this 340-page book is for those wanting to understand the technology and impact of phototypesetting that linked the centuries-old practice of hot metal typesetting and letterpress printing with the computer age.  


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Printing History New Series 16

New Series Number 16 (July 2014)
John Goree, “The Woodblocks of Vesalius and the Printings: From the Renaissance to the Modern Era”
Todd Samuelson, “Still Life”


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Keri Yousi, Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration [William T. La Moy] 
Frances Wood and Mark Barnard, The Diamond Sutra: The Story of the World’s Earliest Dated Printed Book [Hala Auji]
 


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History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)
History of the Linotype Company (Softcover)

From the Victorian era to the start of the twenty-first century, the Mergenthaler Linotype Company dominated the typesetting and printing industries. Unlike previous books which have ended with the invention of the Linotype, Frank Romano tells the rest of the story. This book details the products, the people, and the corporate activities that kept the company ahead of its competition in hot metal, phototypesetting, and pre-press technology. Over ten corporate entities eventually formed the U.S. manufacturer, which ended its corporate life as a division of a German press maker.


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