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Rare Books and Graphic Arts

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In the Graphic Arts Collection, there are gatherings of books from the following fine presses:

I. English: Kelmscott Press, Doves Press, Ashendene Press, Strawberry Hill Press and others. (For Strawberry Hill also see entry in this Guide for Walpole, Horace, giving particulars about many such books in the General Rare Books Collection [Ex].)
II. American: Allen Press, Bird & Bull Press, Cummington Press, Gehenna Press, Grabhorn Press, Perishable Press Limited, Pynson Press, and many others.

At various times Press Books have been listed among the Recent Acquisitions to the Library. As a point of departure see the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXIV, 1 (Autumn, 1972) p. 86 [full text] ; XXXVI, 3 (Spring, 1973) p. 196-7 [full text] ; XXXVI, 1 (Autumn, 1974) p. 80-1 [full text] ; and various issues of the Princeton University Library Chronicle during the 1960's. See also "A Year of Contemporary Collecting in Graphic Arts" for a brief account of small press accessions during 1975-76 [in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXVIII, 1 (Autumn, 1976) p. 60-64 [full text] ].

See also the entry ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 1890's in this Guide.