The Kelmscott/Goudy Printing Press: Printing History as a Living History

Steven K. Galbraith

Abstract

The arrival of the Kelmscott/Goudy press to the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology in January 2014 was a homecoming of sorts. From 1932 to 1941, the press belonged to our library’s namesake, Melbert B. Cary, Jr., director of the Continental Type Founders Association in New York City. Cary used the press to produce the whimsical publications of his Press of the Woolly Whale.


In addition to its connection with the press’s past, the Cary Collection offers a home where the press can be maintained and used in support of teaching and the book arts. To . . .

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