San Francisco, CA, USA

The Book Club of California

June 26th – October 31st

This online exhibition surveys the Sperisen Library’s Kelmscott Press works along with other books from nearly five centuries of printing, looking at early typefaces Morris noted as influential on his own design, and later printers in the fine press tradition. Highlights include the Kelmscott Chaucer, the test-page for the Kelmscott Press’s planned volume of Froissart’s history, a 1917 “The Ideal Book” from the Studio Press, John Henry Nash’s “Life of Dante,” and a broadside printed in 1934 by the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California in commemoration of the centenary of Morris’s birth.

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