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this review is adapted from a longer one with photos at my blog liberal sprinklesI have limited knowledge about letterpress so I found this book interesting. It is an updated edition of a book first published in 2004, which is timely as letterpress has made a comeback in recent years, and not just within the handmade community. Jury's book is a comprehensive take on the history of letterpress, which has been used commercially for over 500 years. He discusses the art and craft of this medium, dig...
A wonderful history of letterpress printing, interposed with photos of relevant letterpress designs, typography and books/pamphlets. Also, a good commentary on the social effects and contemporary resurgence.