Fine Presses

The Peel library has been collecting books and print ephemera (e.g., bookmarks, leaflets, pamphlets, posters, etc.) from fine presses, also known as private presses, for decades. Fine presses publish limited edition books that are distinguished by their fine printing (usually involving hand presswork), artistic merit, and high standards of workmanship. The process of making fine press books is truly a labour of love, requiring skilled craftsmanship, patience, and superb bookmaking materials. Numerous fine presses, mostly from Canada, England, and the United States, are represented in the collection: Alden Press, Allen Press, Anvil Press, Ashendene Press, Arion Press, Banyan Press, Barbarian Press, Bellevue Press, Bieler Press, Bird & Bull Press, Black Sparrow Press, Charles van Sandwyk Fine Arts, Chiswick Press, Circle Press, Codex Foundation, Colt Press, Cotton Socks Press, Cranium Press, Curwen Press, Doves Press, Editions Koch, Elston Press, Empyrean Press, Eragny Press, Essex House Press, Fleece Press, Florence Press, Foolscap Press, Franklin Press, Gehenna Press, Golden Cockerel Press, Grabhorn Press, Granary Books, Greenboathouse Press, Gregynog Press, Grenfell Press, Heavenly Monkey Press, Heron Press, Hogarth Press, Intima Press, Janus Press, Kat Ran Press, Kelmscott Press, Limited Editions Club, Lone Oak Press, Loujon Press, Meadow Press, Melville Press, Merrymount Press, Metacom Press, Mosher Press, Nawakum Press, Ninja Press, Nonesuch Press, No Reply Press, Old Stile Press, Ox Head Press, Pennyroyal Press, Penumbra Press, Peregrine Press, Philosopher Press, Pie Tree Press, Plantin Press, Protean Press, Roycrofters Press, Shakespeare Head Press, Silver Buckle Press, Stinehour Press, Stone House Press, Stonewall Press, Strawberry Hill Press, Symposium Press, Theordore Press, Tideline Press, Toothpaste Press, Turkey Press, Two Ponds Press, Unicorn Press, Vale Press, Ward Ritchie Press, Whittington Press, Windhover Press, Yellow Barn Press, and Yolla Bolly Press.

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