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Fine Printing and Printing History: Search the Collection

Collection Highlights

Allen press Youth

Youth, by Joseph Conrad; printed by the Allen press

robin price

The journey of the guitar: a portrait of Pepe Romero in his own wordsprinted by Robin Price

How to Search for Fine Press

From the Library webpage, use the Oxy LOCAL catalog (OASys).

To see ALL Special Collections books and broadsides that fall into the “fine printing” category enter the term "Fine Press Specimens" in the SUBJECT field.

To search works by specific printers, presses (ex: Kelmscott Press, Yolla Bolly Press), enter name in the AUTHOR field.

To search works ABOUT printers or presses, enter name in the SUBJECT field.

Individuals can be searched entering Last name, First Name in either AUTHOR or SUBJECT fields.

To get lists of works on the about or examples of printing, typography, letterpress, printing history, alphabet, lettering: enter any of these terms (Subject Headings) in the SUBJECT field.

Keywords "hand set" will also bring up many great examples of bookmaking.

To search for items only in Special Collections, go to Advanced Search page and select Location: "Special Coll."

Rare Books / Book Arts Librarian

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Helena de Lemos
Helena Vilar de Lemos

Special Collections

Library, 3rd floor

(323) 259 1443