Guide to the Teaching materials for history of printing and the book, 1480-1990

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Guide to the Teaching materials for history of printing and the book, 1480-1990

Collection number: M0931

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Michael G. Olson
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Teaching materials for history of printing and the book,
Date (inclusive): 1480-1990
Collection number: M0931
Creator: Special Collections, Stanford Univerisity Libraries
Extent: 3.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: An artificial collection assembled through time by the Department of Special Collections of objects, manuscripts, and printing samples relating to the development of printing and book making.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Teaching materials for history of printing and the book. M0931. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information varies, but most printing samples (boxes 2 & 3) are from Margaret Sowers, 1996.

Provenance

Provenance various, but most printing samples (boxes 2 & 3) are from Margaret Sowers, 1996.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Printing
Books-History.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Materials in this collection are uncatalogued. These materials demonstrate the art and development of printing and book making. The list includes items in four boxes. There is also a list of relevant items from other collections that can be paged from Special Collections stacks.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 2

A front and back board, matching, with leather exterior and embroidered interior.

Box 1, Folder 3

Seal - "Sigillvm Prepositi Societatis"

Physical Description: Imprint on leather in envelope of tooling examples.
Box 1, Folder 4

VHS Video: "The Art of bookbinding" by Gerard Charriere

Physical Description: VHS Video

Access Restrictions:

The Media materials require at least two weeks advance notice to use in order to allow staff time to have use copies made from the original items.
Box 1, Folder 5

4 print blocks, metal on wood, possibly raised type high:

Scope and Content Note

Intaglio plate of leaf flourish design, planographic half-ton? plate of stanford? scene, letterpress plate, all lettering, intaglio plate (etched?) with inserted type bars
Box 1, Folder 6

small box with elements of type in wood and in lead

Box 1, Folder 7

Envelope labeled"Fahey tooling examples"

Scope and Content Note

examples of leather tooling
Box 1, Folder 8

Box with parchment and vellum samples and sections of Fahey's "Parchment and Vellum"

Box 2, Folder 1

Large envelope containg a sample of and brief discussion on vellum

Box 2, Folder 2

Examples of modern fine press printings, pamphlets on presses and ptinters, and type specimens

Box 2, Folder 3

Modern illustrations

Scope and Content Note

perhaps wood block and other
Box 2, Folder 4

Pamphlet on papyrus with example inside

Box 2, Folder 5

Examples of early printing and illustrations

Box 3, Folder 1

Several pages from Liber Cronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle),

Scope and Content Note

printing and illustration examples
Box 3, Folder 2

Merrymount Press specimen sheet 1893,1933

Box 3, Folder 3

Facsimile of page from Gutenberg 42 line bible in gothic type

Box 3, Folder 4

Early 19th century engraving

Box 3, Folder 5

3 fragments of newspapers and 1 unfolded signature once used as binding material

Box 3, Folder 6

other

Box 4, Folder 1

Paper Mold

Scope and Content Note

plate on side is inscribed "E.Amies & Son Maidstone"."Ashendene Press" watermark