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Caxton Press: Printing types, 1948 (4th of 4)

Caxton Press: Printing types, 1948

Denis Glover's interest in fine typography is reflected in this page, featuring a quotation from D. P. Updike, from Printing types: a second specimen book of faces commonly in use at the Caxton PressThe first specimen book had been published in 1940, and the two books were conceived as devices for showing off Glover's ideas about typography. Updike was a Boston printer from the early 20th century who had published an influential book on printing typefaces.

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Reference: A Specimen Book of Printing Types. Christchurch: The Caxton Press, 1940.

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How to cite this page:

Elizabeth Caffin, 'Publishing - New publishers, 1930s and 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2021)

Story by Elizabeth Caffin, published 22 Oct 2014