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[BKARTS] Alexander Lawson Talk Published

    The Printery, a private press in Kirkwood, Missouri (a St. Louis suburb), just completed publication of its latest book. Printer's Manuals from Moxon to the PIA is a talk delivered by Alexander S. Lawson as part of Doc Leslie's Heritage of the Graphic Arts Lecture Series. 
    This previously unpublished talk traces the history of English language printer's manuals from 1683 up to the middle nineteenth century where entire passages from Moxon still appear verbatim. The text continues on into the twentieth century and concludes with the PIA's 1953 publication of A Composition Manual. 
    Title pages from thirteen of the principal manuals have been reproduced and a short-title bibliography of all 53 manuals cited in the text has been added. 
    This 64-page monograph is set in Bulmer types and printed letterpress in five colors in an edition of 100 copies. The paper, Kelmscott Text, is an early twentieth century handmade sheet with a Pierpont Morgan Library provenance. 
    Ninety copies are quarter bound in cloth with marbled paper sides at $175 each. Ten copies, quarter bound in leather with gilt spines and marbled paper sides, are $215 each.
    Please feel free to contact me off-list for additional information or if you have questions. Also . . . remember that Christmas is coming!

Kay Michael Kramer
The Printery
Kirkwood, MO

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