History of Print and Fine Press Books

collection

Campus:
California State University, East Bay
Library:
CSUEB University Libraries
Subject(s):
Fine books ; Private press books ; Printing — History
Description:
This collection contains various older volumes that illustrate the history and development of print, including one of the earliest examples of printing with moveable type: a leaf from a work on canon law published in 1472 by Peter Schoeffer, an associate of Johann Gutenberg. Also represented are livres d'Artiste, and many of today’s fine presses. These include the works of Carolyn and James Robertson of Yolla Bolly Press in Covelo, California, and others. The commitment to fine printing frequently dovetails with the holdings of the Bay Area Poetry Collection, also held by CSUEB.
Dates covered:
1472 - present