History Of The Book And Printing Tools Collection,[ca.1750-1900]
Collection Number: 6460
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
History of the Book and Printing Tools collection, [ca.1750-1900]
5 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Printing equipment and supplies.
Collection material in English
Printing equipment and supplies, including 18th century pattern, French style, type mould, 18 point body; ladle; slotted screwdriver; punch, letter P; strike, from P punch; fitted matrix, from P punch; cast sorts, using new mould. Also, matrices for upper- and lower-case letters, a carved wood block, copper plates for engravings, a composer's stick, galley, chase, type cases, a passage of text set up in type, screens for use in hand paper making, and a book binding loom. Also, two metal sheets used in offset printing for the August 16, 1968 issue of a newspaper, the Ithaca Journal.
Eddy, Donald D. (Donald Davis), 1929-
Early printed books.
Book industries and trade -- History.
Type and type-founding.
Form and Genre Terms:
History of the Book and Printing Tools collection, #6460. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
For samples of paper, parchment, and printed materials, see Collection of teaching materials for book history, Z240 .C69
Mold materials for making type and samples of type including of 18pt. Centaur
Galley, 2 type forms (blocks of set type), tweezers, wooden furniture, keys and quoins
Printing chase, 12pt spacers, type gauge(ruler), 2 composing sticks, leading and two printing plates
Galley with type set for the first few lines of the "Gettysburg Address" as well as proof prints and final print from that type.
Type case (drawer of type)- with type
Type case (drawer of type) - empty
Printing blocks - metal and wood
|Box 5||MU-2233, 2257-2258||
Molds for paper making
Book binding loom with fiber
|Mapcase Folder 1||MU-2118-2119||
Metal sheets for offset printing from the Ithaca Journal