Fine printing and private presses : selected papers / by Roderick Cave.

Cave, Roderick., British Library.
ISBN 0712347224 (hbk.)
British Library studies in the history of the book

"The selection of papers for this volume ranges over forty years of Cave's writing, and draw on his archival research in several countries. The book starts with articles surveying the broad field from an historical or marketing perspective, and includes several studies based on interviews with those who were working at the Boars Head, Gregynog and Golden Cockerel Presses in the years between the world wars. Other articles on individual presses range from those of a French schoolboy in the 1790s, through modern American, Australian and British private presses, to that operated by the remarkable Count Potocki de Montalk, who claimed to be Wladislas V, King of Poland. The volume also includes articles on a Victorian book collectors' club, the Philobiblon Society, and on high quality commercial printing at the Folio Society and the Grey Wall Press."--BOOK JACKET.


Aspects of British Private Presses: a View from 1970 -- 'Peculiaria ac privata': the Historiography of Private Presses, & the Bibliographical Description of Fine Printing -- Privish and Perish? a Case Study of Pressbook Production in Britain between the Wars -- 'Printing at Home'; an un-Common Press in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand -- An Amateur Printer of the French Revolution -- A Printer's Apprenticeship: Reminiscences of Christopher Sandford -- Printing at the Brewhouse -- Blake's Mantle: the Press of Ralph Chubb -- T. J. Cobden-Sanderson as Bookbinder -- Gogmagog: the Press of Morris Cox -- 'Driven by a Lively Spontaneity': Gogmagog and Morris Cox -- The Beginnings of a Co-operative Venture: the Forgotten Years of the Golden Cockerel Press -- An Experiment with Fairer Terms for Authors: Some Letters from Hal Taylor to Louis Golding -- At the Sign of the Ink Well -- The Keepsake Press of Roy Lewis and Daughters -- Forging Links at the Latin Press: Some Letters between Guido Morris and Will Ransom -- A Letter from Guido Morris -- Portrait of His Majesty as Printer -- A Cordial Correspondence: Collaboration between Dard Hunter and Will Ransom, 1923-5 -- Nag's Head: a New Zealand Private Press -- The First Jamaican Private Press -- Thomas Rae: a Modern Scottish Printer -- One Day in Alpignano: a Visit to Alberto Tallone Editore -- Rolf-Hennequel: a Tasmanian Printer -- Damping, Dwell, and Bite: Advice from Will Ransom on Good Impression -- Monckton Milnes and the Philobiblon Society -- Some Well-Designed Publishers' Series -- The Grey Walls Press Crown Classics -- Folio: a Cockerel's Fledgling.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-256) and index.

Other Titles
Selections; Fine printing & private presses
London : British Library, 2001.
xii, 267 p. :ill., map ;24 cm.
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