A Documentary Account of the Beginnings of the Laboratory Press, Carnegie Institute of Technology

Laboratory Press] Garnett, Porter

Published by Laboratory Press, Pittsburgh, 1927
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Title: A Documentary Account of the Beginnings of ...

Publisher: Laboratory Press, Pittsburgh

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


131 plus [48] pages. A history of the press, with examples of type and ornaments, and a final section that reproduces sample pages from a a number of books. 'Long regarded as a heroic effort ahead of its time, misunderstood and hampered by its trade-school surroundings, the Laboratory Press was praised by bibliophiles in both Europe and America.' Under Porter Garnett, 'the Laboratory Press was a pioneering effort to define and teach the special qualities that distinguish fine printing. Today the Laboratory Press enjoys a reputation as a kind of fine printing Camelot, a place where ideas prevailed unsullied by commercial pressures.'--Megan Benton, Orchids from Pittsburgh, Library Quarterly, 1992. One of 160 copies on Lafuma-Navarre paper, of an edition of 255 for private distribution. With the 'compliments' and errata slips. Corners worn, spine tanned, else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 59293

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