Tuesday, January 23, 2007

printing, book arts and the history of the book

The John M. Wing Foundation on the history of printing includes almost 100,000 volumes of technical literature, periodicals and the history of printing and book arts. It also has more than 600 cubic feet of printing and publishing-related archives, 650 calligraphic manuscripts with 2,100 printed volumes on calligraphy, 68,000 volumes of classified printing samples and more than 15,000 items of printed ephemera. The collection is strongest in areas of incunables, calligraphy, type specimens, products of Chicago printers, private press books and books and ephemera from Italy.

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