New York: The Typophiles, 1995. tall 8vo. stiff red paper wrappers, cord-tied. 23+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph - New Series Number 13. The story of the printing of the Boswell papers owned by Lt. Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham by Bruce Rogers. Limited to 800 copies printed at The Stinehour Press with design by Abraham Brewster at the Oliphant Press. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, THE PRINTING OF THE BOSWELL PAPERS
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San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, paper spine label, paper covered slipcase. 138 pages. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Includes the prospectus. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
New York: The Typophiles, 2003. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 31+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph New Series #20. Known throughout the world of typography, Abe Lerner was a highly respected and talented typographer/book designer with links to the likes of the great Bruce Rogers. With a meticulous eye for detail and clean design, he was constantly working on new projects. With a career that landed him as the Director of Design and Production at Macmillan, President... READ MORE about ABE LERNER 1908-2002
New York: The Typophiles, 1998. 8vo. quarter blue cloth, patterned paper-covered boards. 101, (3) pages. Typophile Chap Book - New Series Number Two. Limited to 500 copies designed by Dan Carr and printed in the original metal Monotype Dante on vintage Mohawk Letterpress Text by J. Ferrari & D. Carr at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press. Well-illustrated with reproductions of John DePol's wood engravings. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about JOHN DE POL AND THE TYPOPHILES, A MEMOIR AND RECORD OF FRIENDSHIPS
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 120, (2) pages. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set of lowercase letters that had evolved from the Carolingian minuscules of the ninth century, Jenson's... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 2008. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. cloth-backed paper covered boards, stamped in gilt with the Riverside Press logo. 95 pages. As Daniel Berkley Updike's successor, from 1896-1912, Bruce Rogers worked at Houghton Mifflin's Riverside Press. This history of Bruce Rogers' work while at the Riverside Press was taken directly from the archives of his letters. Included in this book is how Rogers came to produce the series called Riverside Press... READ MORE about THE FIRST FLOWERING: BRUCE ROGERS AT THE RIVERSIDE PRESS, 1896-1912, WITH A CHECKLIST OF THE...
New York: American Printing History Association, 1998. 8vo. cloth. 176, (4) pages followed by 38 plates. This book is a fascinating survey of typefaces developed in America after 1892 and intended for composition in metal for the use of an individual or press. It includes essays by the following: Susan Otis Thompson on American Arts & Crafts typefaces, Martin Hutner on the Merrymount Press, Herbert Johnson on Bruce Rogers's Centaur type, Cathleen Baker on Dard... READ MORE about AMERICAN PROPRIETARY TYPEFACES
New Castle, Delaware and Los Angeles: Oak Knoll Press & Heritage Book Shop Inc., 1997. small 4to. cloth. 1350 pages. 3 volumes. Limited to 700 copies. Originally printed and limited to only 150 copies, this legendary three-volume work describes over 1,300 English literary rare books and manuscripts in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, one of the foremost American collections of early English literature, now housed at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. The original catalogue... READ MORE about CARL H. PFORZHEIMER LIBRARY, ENGLISH LITERATURE, 1475-1700
New York: The Typophiles, 1997. small 8vo. cloth. xiii, 95, (3) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Chap Book, New Series, Number One. Short biography of Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), a reprint of the 1965 Master's Thesis by Mansbridge, who was acquainted with Mr. Rogers during the last decade or so of his life. (Facing the title page is a photo of the author and Mr. Rogers.) There is no discussion of books designed by Mr. Rogers... READ MORE about BRUCE ROGERS: AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHER
Charlestown and Boston, MA and New Castle,DE: Society of Printers, Boston Public Library, Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 6 x 9 inches. cloth, leather inset label with SP logo. 268 pages. This beautifully produced volume celebrates the centennial of Boston's Society of Printers, the oldest honorary society of its kind in America. Founded in 1905 by such luminaries as Daniel Berkeley Updike, Bruce Rogers, Henry Lewis Johnson, Carl Purington Rollins, and William Dana Orcutt, the Society's... READ MORE about THE SP CENTURY: BOSTON'S SOCIETY OF PRINTERS THROUGH ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CHANGE
New York: The Typophiles, 2001. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 19, (3) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Typophile Monograph, New Series, Number 17. Set in Linotype Caslon Old Face and printed by the Ascensius Press in Portland, Maine. Historical introduction by Philip R. Bishop, followed by transcripts of the letters. READ MORE about A BR QUARTET, LETTERS FROM BRUCE ROGERS TO THOMAS BIRD MOSHER AT THE HOUGHTON LIBRARY
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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. 6.5 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 1,088 pages. 2 volumes in one. Third edition, reprinted with new introduction by Martin Hutner. This extraordinary work explores the art of typography from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century. By tracing the development of type design, Updike discusses the importance of each historic period and the lessons they contain for today's designers. The original two-volume set has been... READ MORE about PRINTING TYPES, THEIR HISTORY, FORMS AND USE