Another Selection of Books about the Book Trade

Here’s another selection of recent acquisitions to the Updike Collection, some new and some a little bit older:

John Lewis’s A Handbook of Type and Illustration (1956) offers samples of a range of illustration techniques and pattern designs like these:

Alfred Seymour’s Modern Printing Inks (1910) includes outlines the ink-making process from start to finish:

And this catalog of Ingersoll hand printing machinery (with assorted ephemera) is where you would have ordered your Little Gem “Family Printing Outfit” in its “elegant Lithographed TIN BOX.” The only other copy in the OCLC database (listed as belonging to the Rochester Museum & Science Center) has an address of 65 Courtland St. in New York. Our copy has an address of 46 Courtland St.

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