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32 x 27 mm.
© Allen Press
Printer/Publisher: L-D Allen Press. Allen, Lewis M. Allen, Dorothy, 1908- .
Country: California (U.S.) City: Hillsborough, Kentfield Date: 1946
Keywords: men, women, printing presses
Mottoes, Text:
Names, Initials: L-D Allen Press
Device Designer: Leloup, Louis, 1929- .
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 8
Go to Page: 7 9
Usage Period:
Notes: "Because its fine book work is essentially hand work (hand set types, printed on dampened hand-made paper, on an 1830 Acorn-Smith hand press, with hand bindings by Dorothy Allen) a handpress device came naturally. In this design by Louis LeLoup the stalk of mistletoe indicates the labor-of-love notion of the press, and the husband and wife printers; the branch of flax is an allusion to the use of rag paper." © James Lamar Weygand
Source:
Weygand, James Lamar.
A collection of pressmarks gathered from America's private presses and from others not so private.
Nappanee, Ind., Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1956.
Reference:
Location: University of Florida
URL: http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/rarebook/devices/allen8.htm