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Printing with the handpress / Herewith a definitive manual by Lewis M. Allen to encourage fine printing through hand-craftsmanship / Lewis M. Allen

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REF.PM.2445
75 p. : illus. ; 32 cm
1969
hand presses
A guide to printing using hand presses.

"This is the first thorough manual on handpress printing since those of the ninteenth-century -- which are now completely obsolete and seriously misleading. Its purpose is fourfold: to enable handpress owners to produce top-quality printing; to encourage those with increased leisure time to practice handpress printing as a serious avocation; to stimulate a renaissance in fine printing and to acquaint collectors with methods involved in hand-produced books." -- front flap

Contents:
Introduction
Basic equipment
The iron handpress
Assembling the press
Guide-pins and points
Using the frisket
The cylinder press
Paper and damping
Ink and inking
The use of bearers
Miscellaneous notes
A day at the press
Appendix
Bibliography
Index