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THE MARION PRESS, A SURVEY AND A CHECKLIST. Thomas A. Larremore, Amy Hopkins Larremore
(Marion Press).

THE MARION PRESS, A SURVEY AND A CHECKLIST.

With Incidental Alarums, and Excursions Into Collateral Fields. Checklist by Joseph W. Rogers.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1981. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. xxii, 271 pages. With Incidental Alarums, and Excursions Into Collateral Fields. Checklist by Joseph W. Rogers. Reprint of the 1943 first edition which was printed in a very small number. Frank E. Hopkins set up a press in the attic of his "Red House" in Jamaica, New York in 1896 and named it after his daughter Marion. He printed the first... READ MORE

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                                    Contents

      Dedication                                                             vii
      Preface                                                                 ix
      Acknowledgments                                                         xv
      Illustrations                                                          xix
I.    Introductory                                                             3
II.   The Preliminary Period                                                  10
III.  The "Simon-pure" Period; The Press in the Attic                         17
IV.   Flood Tide                                                              35
V.    The Ebb                                                                 48
VI.   Background at De Vinne's                                                57
  Preliminary, 57; General Atmosphere, 58; Appraisals of De Vinne's Work, 
  60; De Vinne's Typographic Standards, 70; Effect of De Vinne upon Hopkins, 
  76; Hopkins' Position and Book Designing at De Vinne's, 77; The Book of 
  Common Prayer, 1892, 85; Later Designing in General, 93; Some Special 
  Lines of Designing, 98; Kellogg's Lists, 103; Miscellaneous and 
  Conclusion, 106

VII.  Position, Characteristics and Imprints of the Marion Press; Anderson 
      Wood-Blocks                                                            110
  Position, 110; General Characteristics, 116; Decorative Material, 
  Excluding Initials, 119; Decorative Initials, 129; Variety, in General, 
  133; Marion Press "Earmarks," 134; Binding, 136; Mr. Updike's 
  Indispensables, 137; Composition, Presswork, Proofreading, 138; 
  Imposition, 141; Choice of Paper, 144; Selection of Types, 145; 
  Allusiveness, 148; Special Imprints, 150; The Anderson Wood-Blocks, 162

VIII. Authors' Apologia and Conclusion                                       167

Check-List of Marion Press Imprints                                          177
  Publications of Lemperly, Hilliard and Hopkins, 212
Notes                                                                        215
  Chapter I, 215; Chapter II, 218; Chapter III, 220; Chapter IV, 224; 
  Chapter V, 225; Chapter VI, 226; Chapter VII, 235; Chapter VIII, 251
Index                                                                        255
Additions and Corrections                                                    269