Collection concerning the publication of The triumphs of Francesco Petrarch ...,. 1903-1941

University Press (Cambridge, Mass.).


3 boxes (1 linear ft.)..
Organized into the following series: I. Type matrices; II. Paper removed from the matrices box; III. Typeface; IV. Layout and text; V. Printers' miscellany; VI. Advertisements and reviews; and book, The triumphs of Francesco Petrarch.
Includes: matrices for the Humanistic type, preparatory drawings and proofs for the typeface, specimen pages for the book, letters with suggestions for type design and layout, and proofs and advertising texts for the first book in the Humanistic Series.
This special limited issue of The triumphs of Francesco Petrarch, Florentine poet laureate / translated by Henry Boyd with an introduction by Doctor Guido Biagi, was published in 1906 in the United States by Little, Brown and Company, and in London by John Murray. It was printed at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. from a Humanistic type designed by William Dana Orcutt (1870-1953). The type was developed especially for this series, the "Humanistic series." The type was hand-cut in steel at the American Type Founders Company.
Access restricted; permission of Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts required.
University Press (Cambridge, Mass.) Collection Concerning the Publication of The Triumphs of Francesco Petrarch ... (Typ 970U.06.683). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Includes materials in English, Italian, and Latin.
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