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private press movement

Charles L. Pickering

private press movement

an address given to the Manchester Society of Book Collectors, on 4th March 1958.

by Charles L. Pickering

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Published in The Manchester Review, vol.8 (Winter 1958-9), pp. 233-241.

ContributionsManchester Society of Book Collectors.
The Physical Object
Pagination[9]p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21467721M

Get this from a library! The private press movement: an address. [Charles L Pickering; Maidstone College of Art. School of Printing.]. A further aspect of the private press movement is the production of a prospectus advertising an individual volume or a group of volumes, most presses produce these and they have become highly collectable in their own right, sometimes more difficult to trace than the books themselves. You will find private press material flourishing within our.

Each week, more or less, I will post a series of illustrations from a book in my collection with illustrations I find unusually appropriate and/or pleasing. Some of my choices are classics representing high points in the modern private press movement. Others will be a bit off of the beaten path, lesser known gems worth exploring and acquiring. The Private Press Movement Private Press books are produced by individuals, rather than by large companies. There was a great flowering in these handmade books in late 19th century and early 20th centuries which contributed to the high standards of book design and typography still current today.

The private-press movement The Industrial Revolution changed the course of printing not only by mechanizing a handicraft but also by greatly increasing the market for its wares. Inventors in the 19th century, in order to produce enough reading matter for a constantly growing and ever more literate population, had to solve a series of problems in paper production, composition, printing, and binding. At first sight it might seem the private press was the territory of the dilettante and perhaps there is an element of this within the movement even from the very start with Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, which operated between and


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The Essex House Press was founded by C R Ashbee, who also ran the Guild of Handicraft. In the quote above he is talking about the work of both the Guild of Handicraft and the Essex House Press. The Private Press Movement.

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Mechanised printing had enabled the mass production and distribution of books to broader audiences, but at the same time such practices often resulted in unattractive or poorly produced books.The Private Press Movement Louis Rhead, title page for The Essay on Walt Whitman, The Roycroft Press commissioned this design from a prominent graphic designer.

After meeting and being inspired by William Morris, Elbert Hubbard established the Roycroft Press (printing) and Roycroft Shops (handicraft) in New York in