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History of Print and Fine Press Books

Graphic icon for the History of Print and Fine Press Books Collection at the University Library, CSUEBThis collection contains various older volumes that illustrate the history and development of print, including one of the earliest examples of printing with moveable type: a leaf from a work on canon law published in 1472 by Peter Schoeffer, an associate of Johann Gutenberg. Also represented are livres d’Artiste, and many of today’s fine presses. These include the works of Carolyn and James Robertson of Yolla Bolly Press in Covelo, California, and others. The commitment to fine printing frequently dovetails with the holdings of the Bay Area Poetry Collection, also held by CSUEB.

Dates covered: 1472 to present.
Collection size:
Collection policy: By appointment.

Subject (s): Fine books. Private press books. Printing. Printing — History

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Last Updated 07.07.10

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