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Sir Emery Walker

(1851—1933) process engraver and typographer

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Ashendene Press

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A private press run by Charles Harry St John Hornby. After a printing apprenticeship at W. H. Smith, he set up a press in the summer-house of his father’s home ...

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Bruce Rogers

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 (1870–1957) American book designer.

Born in Indiana, he worked for Boston’s Riverside Press, where he oversaw a number of fine editions, notably the Essays of Montaigne (1902–4)...

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Chiswick Press

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Founded in 1809 by the London printer Charles Whittingham (1767–1840) at Chiswick. His nephew, also Charles Whittingham (1795–1876), joined the firm in 1824. It worked closely with the...

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Cranach-Presse

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German private press, founded in 1913 by Harry, Graf Kessler in Weimar. His main interest was in printing classical texts of antiquity and modern times. Famous contemporary artists and...

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Doves Press

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A private press established by Cobden-Sanderson in London before 1900, when he asked E. Walker to join him (their partnership failed and was dissolved in 1909). Like W. Morris,...

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private presses

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Presses distinguished by aims that are aesthetic rather than commercial and by printing for the gratification of their owners rather than to order. Many such presses have been set up ...

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Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson

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 (1840–1922) English bookbinder and printer.

He spent much of the early part of his life (including a spell as a barrister) in an unhappy and unfulfilled state before turning to ...

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