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Art of the Book

From Saint Gregory’s letters of the 12th century, the oldest book in the Library, to the Kelmscott Press of the late 19th century, this collection chronicles the history of printing throughout the centuries. Included in the collection are illuminated manuscripts, books printed by the private presses, for example, Kelmscott, Doves, and Golden Cockerell, and books featuring wood engravings by Edward Burne-Jones, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, and Barry Moser. For information about access and guidelines, please click here.


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Never Saying A Word
by Barry Moser

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
by Mark Twain
Published in West Hatfield, Mass
by the Pennyroyal Press, 1985


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Miss Sophia's Testament

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Country Matters
by Clare Leighton 
Published by the
Macmillan Company, 1937

 

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Woman with Flowers
by Clare Leighton 
Published by the Macmillan Company, 1937

 

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The Ideal Book
Published in London 
by the Doves Press, 1900

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The Knyghtes Tale
Engraved by Edward Burne-Jones
From The Kelmscott Chaucer
Published by The Kelmscott Press, 1896


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St. Gregory’s Letters
St. Gregory’s Letters was written in the 
12th century in Latin and French.