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Re: Printing presses (fwd)
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- Subject: Re: Printing presses (fwd)
- From: Rommel John Miller <rjmiller1095@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 11:58:14 EDT
- Message-id: <199707071602.JAA08218@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Williamsburg has the most beautiful and elegant reproduction of the
"Common Press" that I have ever seen, and OH! how I would love to learn
how to use it!
But I guess the FIRST press in the New Land was probably in Jamestown, VA
or Plymouth/Salem, MA; given that the one thing a new bureaucracy needs
is a means by which to distribute it mandates, laws and notices!
The Harris/Sisson Book "The Common Press" is a good one if you want to
build a common press for yourself. That said, I'd be glad to assist
anyone in building theirs if we could build two in the process (one for
thee and t'other for me) -- Just a thought.
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997 08:43:59 -0400 Jane M Brown <brownjm@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>The first printing press that comes to mind is the one in Colonial
>Williamsburg. I don't know if they would allow videotaping, but,
>ventured, nothing gained.
Rommel John Miller rjmiller1095@xxxxxxxx
12544 Selsey Rd
Ocean City, MD 21842-9128 (410) 213-0082 (voice/fax/data)