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TIME-TABLE CHRONOLOGICAL (ctnd)
YEAR KEYWORD EVENT
1882 BRAQUE, GEORGES (1882-1963). Argenteuil. paris 1900, studied at Académie Humbert and École des Beaux-Arts. Joined Fauves 1906. With Picasso co-founder of Cubism 1908. Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, book illustrator. Books: Le Piège de Méduse (Erik Satie, 1921); Souspente (Tudal, 1945); Le Soleil des Eaux (Char, 1949); Les Chants (Milarepa, 1950); Cinq Sapates (Ponge, 1950); Theogonie (Hesiod, 1955); La bibliothèque est en Feu (Char, 1956); Le Tir à l'Arc (Suzuki/Herrigel, 1960)
1882 GILL Gill, Eric, d.1940
1883 PAPER Hunter, Dard, d.1966. Leading authority on papermaking
1883 TYPE Malin, Charles, d.1955, Parisain punchcutter who in 1926 cut the punches for Eric Gill's Perpetua type
1883 PHOTOGRAVURE Photogravure, First in Britain by T. and R. Annan of Glasgow
1883 MALIN Malin, Charles, d.1955, Parisain punchcutter who in 1926 cut the punches for Eric Gill's Perpetua type
1883 HUNTER Hunter, Dard, d.1966. Leading authority on papermaking
1884 BECKMANN, MAX Born in Leipzig. Studied at Weimar School of Art, joined Berlin Secession. Active in Berlin and Frankfurt. Fled to Holland 1937, to USA 1947. Taught at Washington University, St. Louis, and Brooklyn College. expresionist painter and graphic artist. Books: Eurydikes Wiederkehr (1909); Die Fürstin (1918); Stadtnacht (1921); Ebbi (1924).
1884 GROLIER Grolier Club, founded by Theodore de Vinne, robert Hoe a.o.'s
1884 MERGENTHALER Mergenthaler invented linotype
1885 POP UP Pop-Up. Levi Yaggy published a life size folio 'Yaggi's Anatomical Study' with layered illustrations
1886 LINOTYPE Linotype invented by Otto Mergenthaler
1887 CHAGALL, ,ARC (1887-1985). Born in Vitebsk. Studied in St. Petersburg with Léon Bakst. Paris 1910-1914 asociated with the Cubists. Back in Russia from 1914-1922. Studied graphic techniques with Hermann Struck in Germany. Books: Mein Leben (1923); Les Ames Mortes (1948); Arabian Nights (1951); La Fontaine Fables (1952); Bible (1956).
1888 ARP, HANS. Jean (Hans) Arp (1888-1966) Alsatian, born Strasbourg, attended Strasbourg School of Applied Art, studied at Weimar Art School. Contributed to Blaue Reiter exhibitions. Co-founder of DADA Zurich 1916.
1888 CHIRICO, GIORGIO DE (1888-1978). Greece, of Italian parentage. Art school of Athens Polytechnic Institute and Munich Academy. In Paris associated with the Cubists. 1938 settled in Rome. Books: Le Mystère Laïc (1928); Calligrammes (1930).
1889 LEGRAIN Legrain, Pierre, d.1929, French bookbinder
1889 POP UP Pop-up. Meggendorfer's International Circus is published
1889 MORISON Morison, Stanley, d.1967. British scholar-typographer
1889 MEGGENDORFER Meggendorfer's International Circus is published
1890 HARRIS PRESS Harris Press, American automatic platen press
1890 EDINBURGH Edinburgh Bibliographical Society founded
1891 MEYNELL Meynell, Sir Francis, d.1975. founder of the Nonesuch Press in 1923
1891 AMERICAN TYPE FOUNDERS Founding American Type Founders Company
1891 ROSENWALD Lessing J. Rosenwald, d. 1979. Former chairman of Sears, Roebuck Co. gave to the nation 2,600 exquisite volumes, the greates benefaction in the Library of Congress' history, including an enormous two volume illuminated manuscript known as the Great Bible of Mainz. produced in 1452, this book is thought to have influenced motifs and ornamentation used in the design of Gutenbergs 42 line bible, which was printed in the same year. Other treasures included Prolemy's COSMOGRAPHIA; William Blake's SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE; the only known copy of the first edition of the English version of the Lohengrin legend, THE KNIGHT OF THE SWAN and the only ilustrated book published by Manutius, Colonna's HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
1891 KELMSCOTT Kelmscott Press founded by William Morris and Emery Walker
1891 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Lessing J. Rosenwald, d. 1979. Former chairman of Sears, Roebuck Co. gave to the nation 2,600 exquisite volumes, the greates benefaction in the Library of Congress' history, including an enormous two volume illuminated manuscript known as the Great Bible of Mainz. produced in 1452, this book is thought to have influenced motifs and ornamentation used in the design of Gutenbergs 42 line bible, which was printed in the same year. Other treasures included Prolemy's COSMOGRAPHIA; William Blake's SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE; the only known copy of the first edition of the English version of the Lohengrin legend, THE KNIGHT OF THE SWAN and the only ilustrated book published by Manutius, Colonna's HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
1892 KRIMPEN Krimpen, Jan van, d.1958. Dutch type designer, artistic adviser of Enschede printing company. Types: Lutetia, Romulus, Antigone, Romanee, Spectrum and Canceleresca
1892 MARDERSTEIG Mardersteig, Giovanni, d.1977. founder of Officina Bodoni
1892 OFFICINA BODONI Mardersteig, Giovanni, d.1977. founder of Officina Bodoni
1892 TYPE Krimpen, Jan van, d.1958. Dutch type designer, artistic adviser of Enschede printing company. Types: Lutetia, Romulus, Antigone, Romanee, Spectrum and Canceleresca
1893 KELMSCOTT CHAUCER Chaucer edition by William Morris, Kelmscott Chaucer
1893 CHAUCER Kelmscott Chaucer published
1894 ERAGNY Eragny Press founded by Lucien Pisarro
1894 WARDE Warde, Frederic, d.1939, designer of Arrighi Italic (husband of Beatrice Ward)
1894 YELLOW BOOK Yellow Book, The, until 1897.
1894 ASHENDENE Ashendene Press (Published until 1938)
1895 MOHOLY-NAGY Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo, d.1946. pioneer of New Typography, teached at the German Bauhaus and Chicago Institute of Design
1895 NYPELS Nypels, Charles, d. 1952, Dutch typographer who was a pupil of De Roos. Designed books for the First Editions Club
1896 ZANDER Zander, Carl: 'Photo-trichromatic Printing, in Theory and Practice' published
1897 PENROSE Penrose Annual's first
1898 ESSEX HOUSE Essex House Press founded in London by Charles Robert Ashbee. Press closed in 1910
1899 PEAR TREE PRESS Pear Tree Press founded by James Guthrie in essex. Last book appeared in 1951
1899 KESSLER Insel Verlag founded by Harry Kessler
1900 CLAUDIN Histoire de l'Imprimerie en France au Xve et au XVIe siecle by Anatole Claudin
1900 ELSTON PRESS Elston Press founded by C larke Conwell at New Rochelle, New York
1900 DOVES PRESS Doves Press established at Hammersmith, London by Cobden-Sanderson
1900 WARDE Warde, Beatrice, d.1969. Writer and lecturer on typography
1901 CARTER Carter, Harry, born
1901 BRUGALIA Brugalia, Emilio, leading Spanish bookbinder, born in Barcelona.
1901 BINDING Brugalia, Emilio, leading Spanish bookbinder, born in Barcelona.
1902 INSEL Insel Verlag founed in Leipzig by Rudolf von Pöllnitz
1902 DUN EMER PRESS Dun Emer Press founded (later to be the Cuala Press) by Elizabeth Yeats (sister of the poet), Ireland
1902 CUALA PRESS Dun Emer Press founded (later to be the Cuala Press) by Elizabeth Yeats (sister of the poet), Ireland
1902 MOMMSEN Theodor Mommsen's Römische Geschichte, a five-volume history of Rome, published.
1903 CUALA PRESS Cuala Press founded by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. Press stopped activities in 1948, revived in 1969
1903 GONCOURT Prix Goncourt, since 1903
1906 LAROUSSE Larousse. Publication of 'Le Petit Larousse Illustre'
1906 IABA International Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc. founded
1907 JANUS PRESSE Janus Presse, established in Leipzig by Carl Ernst Poeschel and walter Tiemann
1909 EINHORN PRESSE Einhorn Press, Melchior Lechters private press founded
1910 ZILVERDSITEL Zilverdistel Press, in 1923 name was changed in Kunera Press
1911 PURINGTON ROLLINS Montague Press founded by Carl Purington Rollins (first time use of Bruce Rogers' Centaur type)
1911 BREMERS PRESSE Bremer Presse, founded in 1911.
1911 OFFICINA SERPENTIS Officina Serpentis founded by Eduard Wilhelm Tieffenbach (1883-1948)
1911 MONTAGUE PRESS Montague Press founded by Carl Purington Rollins (first time use of Bruce Rogers' Centaur type)
1912 FLYING FAME PRESS Flying Fame Press founded by Claude Lovat Fraser, Holbrook Jackson and Ralph Hodgson, active until firts WW
1912 CRANACH PRESSE Cranach Presse founded by Harry Graf von Kessler.
1912 LOVAT FRASER Flying Fame Press founded by Claude Lovat Fraser, Holbrook Jackson and Ralph Hodgson, active until firts WW
1913 CLAVÉ, ANTONI Spanish. Barcelone art school. In Paris since 1942. Books: La Dame de Pique (Pushkin, 1946P; Coplas (1955).
1913 IMPRINT, The Imprint, The, periodical established by Charles Meynell, Edward Johnston and J.H.Mason
1914 RUPPRECHT PRESSE Rupprecht Press founded by Fritz Helmut Ehmcke
1914 GRAPHIC ARTS Founding of American Institute of Graphic Arts
1916 WALKER, EMERY Mall Press founded in London by Emery Walker and Bruce Rogers
1916 MALL PRESS Mall Press founded in London by Emery Walker and Bruce Rogers
1916 ROGERS, BRUCE Mall Press founded in London by Emery Walker and Bruce Rogers
1917 HOGART PRESS Hogart Press founded by Leonard and Virginia Woolf
1917 BEAUMONT PRESS Beaumont Press, London, closed in 1931
1918 ZAPF Zapf, Hermann, book and type designer
1919 OVID PRESS Ovid Press founded by John Rodker in London. Closed in 1920
1919 GRABHORN PRESS Grabhorn Press founded by Robert and Edwin Grabhorn
1919 KLEUKENS Kleukens Presse founded by Friedrich Kleukens.
1920 GOLDEN COCKEREL Golden Cockerel Press, founded by Harold Taylor
1920 FAVIL PRESS Favil Press founded by P.Sainsbury of London, active until 1961
1920 SILKSCREEN This technique was common in China centuries ago; after the First World War it was imported, via Japan, into the United States, where it was improved and subsequently it became known in Europe. A fabric screen with a fairly open weave, possibly nylon, is stretched over a wooden frame, and the parts which are not to beprinted through are covered with a varnish. The paper to be printed is placed under the frame and receives the colour when it is drawn across the screen (pochoir, Sieb, setaccio) with a rubber blade called a squeegee. The white areas in the print correspond to those parts of the fabric protected by the varnish.
1920 TAYLOR, HAROLD Golden Cockerel Press, founded by Harold Taylor
1921 CLOISTER PRESS Cloister Press founded.
1921 NEWBERY MEDAL Newbery Medal of ALA for the most distinguished book for children.
1922 GREGYNOG PRESS Gregynog Press founded by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, Wales
1922 OFFICINA BODONI Officina Bodoni founded at Montagnola di Lugano by Giovanni Mardersteig
1922 FLEURON SOCIETY Fleuron Society founded by Holbrook Jackson, Francis Meynell, Bernard Newdigate, Stanley Morison and Oliver Simon
1922 SYMONS First Edition Club founded by A.J.A.Symons and Max Judge
1922 BASKIN, LEONARD American, born New Brunswick. Studied at Yale University School of Fien Arts, The New School in Paris, and with Maurice Glickman. Books illustrated: A Little Book of Natural History (1951), Castle Street Dogs (1954), Voyages, Six Poems, Hart Crane (1957), Horned Beetles and Other Insects (1958), Auguries of Innocence, William Blake (1959).
1922 FIRST EDITION CLUB First Edition Club founded by A.J.A.Symons and Max Judge
1922 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY Oxford Bibliographical Society founded
1923 KUNERA Kunera Press, Zilverdistel Press, founded 1910, was renamed Kunera Press in 1923
1923 NONESUCH Nonesuch Press established by Miss Mendel, David Garnett and Sir Francis Meynell.
1924 HIGH HOUSE PRESS High House Press founded by James Masters in Shaftesbury
1924 CUMULATIVE LIST BRITISH BOOKS Whitaker's Cumulative Book List of British books
1924 WHITAKER Whitaker's Cumulative Book List of British books
1926 ARGONAU Argonau Press, London (until 1938)
1926 ORIOLE PRESS Oriole Press, Joseph Ishill
1927 GOLDEN HIND Golden Hind Pres founded by Arthur Rushmore, active until 1955
1927 RUSHMORE, ARTHUR Golden Hind Pres founded by Arthur Rushmore, active until 1955
1928 CUNARD Hours Press founded by Nancy Cunard at La Chapelle, France
1929 MAINZER PRESSE Mainzer Presse founded by Friedrich Kleukens
1929 LIMITED EDITIONS Limited Editions Club founded
1929 KLEUKENS Mainzer Presse founded by Friedrich Kleukens
1930 BOAR'S HEAD Boar's Head Press founded by Christopher Sandford, closed in 1936.
1930 COLOPHON, The Colophon, the. First issue, until 1940 (1948-1950 New Colophon)
1931 RAVEN PRESS Raven Press founded at Harrow Weald, London, by Robert Maynard and Horace Bray
1932 HOLBROOK Holbrook, Jackson. The fear of Books, published
1934 DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY the first bookseller's catalogue devoted exclusively to detective fiction as a collecting specialty. According to Otto Penzler, in his "Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection," this was the 1934 catalogue of London dealer
George Bates entitled "Murder--Catalogue the Seventh of Rare and Interesting Books Illustrating the Development of the Detective and Mystery Story."
1935 ROGERS, BRUCE Rogers. Oxford Lectern Bible printed by Bruce Rogers with his Centaur type
1935 BOOKBURNING Nazis. Bookburning
1935 DOLPHIN Dolphinn, The, American journal about the making of books, published until 1941
1936 RAMPANT LION Rampant lions Press' first book, Robert Nichols' A Spanish Triptych, published. Press was founded by Will Carter
1936 CORVINUS PRESS Corvinus Press founded by Viscount Carlow
1937 MAILLOL Maillol. Les Pastorales ou Daphnis et Chloe with woodcuts by Aristide Maillol
1942 ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) founded
1943 HIGH HOUSE PRESS High House Press closed (founded in 1924 by James Masters)
1944 BREMER PRESSE Bremer Presse destroyed by bombing.
1944 XEROGRAPHY Xerography (Xerox copies) invented.
1945 DROPMORE PRESS Dropmore Press acquires equipment Corvinus Press
1945 DROPMORE Dropmore Press founded by Lord Kermsley, London
1949 PEREGRINE PRESS Peregrine Press by Henry Evans, San Francisco
1951 IOWA STATE LIBRARY Iowa State University Library erected
1952 COPYRIGHT Copyright. World Copyright Union founded in Geneva
1953 LURS Lurs. Ecole de lure, annual international graphic arts retreat initiated by Maximilien Vox at Lurs-en-Provence
1953 LION AND UNICORN Lion and Unicorn Press by students of the Royal College of Art, London
1954 ELZEVIER Elzevier. Publication of 'The world of the Elzevirs' by D.W.Davies
1955 BINDING Dry Coated paper developed at the Battlefield Memorial Institute, Columbia
1955 PAPER Dry Coated paper developed at the Battlefield Memorial Institute, Columbia
1955 DRY COATED Dry Coated paper developed at the Battlefield Memorial Institute, Columbia
1956 RANK Rank-Xerox company fouded
1960 ORIGINAL PRINTS Third International Congress of Plastic Arts in Vienna made an outline proposal drawn op in five paragraphs offering a precise definition of an original print.
1963 BODONI, MUSEUM Bodoni. Museo Bodoniano opened in Parma, Italy. Repository of Bodoni's 70,000 punches, moulds, matrices, proof sheets etc.
1964 ORIGINAL PRINTS Definition of originality given in December 1964 by the Comité National de la Gravure, subsequently accepted by the Chambre Syndicale de L'Estampe et du Dessin and then published in Nouvelles de L'Estampe in February 1965.
1967 ISBN ISBN started in Britain
1969 MAGNASCAN Colour scanner Crosfield Electronics 'Magnascan'
1976 INK JET Ink-jet printing announced by IBM
1983 POP UP Pop-up. Viking Press 'The Human Body'
1991 FIRST MAGAZINE The first issue of "Firsts: Collecting Modern First Editions,"
was published January 1991. According to the first
issue, its publishers felt there was no magazine aimed directly at collectors of modern first editions. In January 1995, the focus of "Firsts" was expanded and its title became "Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine."
1996 BIBLIO MAGAZINE Biblio Magazine, first issue published


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