Printing Presses : History and Development from the 15th Century to Modern Times / James Moran

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Identifier: REF.PM.1409
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 263 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Copyright dates: 1973
Lithographs by: Braun-Brumfield
Text by: James Moran
Was created at: Berkeley
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Printing presses [sh85106826], Letterpress printing [sh95001685]
"This book deals with the development of the relief printing press from its inception in the middle of the fifteenth century until approximately 1940, when it may be said to have reached its zenith...I have also limited myself to the relief or letterpress press and machine, and have not dealt with either the lithographic or gravure presses." -- Introduction

Includes 64 plates of illustrations.

Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgement -- The beginning -- Improving the wooden press -- The Stanhope press -- The Columbian press -- The iron hand press after Stanhope and Clymer -- The Albion press -- Koenig and the cylinder machine -- The bed and platen press -- The first stages of the cylinder machine -- The jobbin platen -- The cylinder machine takes over -- Rotary printing - the background -- The type-revolving machine and the development of the modern rotary -- Reel-fed flatbeds and sheet-fed rotaries -- The rotary press - final stages -- Apotheosis deferred -- Plates -- Appendix I : Miniature, 'Toy', Amateur and card presses -- Appendix II : The proof press -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index of presses and machines

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