The Horn Presses and Printing at UCLA

Collections on Campus and Related References

Printing in Los Angeles & Southern California

A Southland Bohemia: The Arroyo Seco Colony as the Century Begins
Ward Ritchie
Pasadena: Vance Gerry, Weather Bird Press, 1996.

The Story of Printing in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif.: Los Angeles Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949

A Natural History of the Typestickers of Los Angeles, Compiled from the Letters of Wm H. Cheney by Edwin H. Carpenter.
William M. Cheney
Los Angeles: Rounce & Coffin Club, 1960.

A Typesticker’s tract on typefaces, what they are & what he thinks they ought not to be; with a review of the opinions of others on this. A succession of ideas on kinds of type, on printers, and on the aesthetic press and the jobshop. Copious footnotes and a table of the names once given to the type sizes.
William M. Cheney
Los Angeles: Printed on a small press by W.M. Cheney, 1949.

Bruce McCallister: Los Angeles’ First Fine Printer
D.W. Davies
Pasadena [Calif.]: Castle Press, 1984.

Job Printing in California
Ward Ritchie
Los Angeles: G. Dawson, 1955.

Fine California Presses
Los Angeles: AIGA, 1987.

Chinese Book Arts and California
Edited by Mary Tanenbaum and Soren Edgren
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1989.

California Printing: A Selected List of Books which are Significant or Representative of a California Style of Printing
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1980–1987.

Women in Printing: Northern California, 1857–1890
Roger Levenson.
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, c1994.

The UCLA Ahmanson-Murphy Aldine Collection: Through the Eyes of James Davis & David S. Zeidberg.
The Castle Press, 2014

To Outdistance the Page: California’s Renaissance in Poetry and Printing, 1950–1975: An Exhibit in the Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery, UC Irvine Main Library, May–October 1999.
Stephen MacLeod.
Irvine, CA: UCI Libraries, 1999.

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles.
Kevin R. McNamara
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Hold-outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1948–1992.
Bill Mohr
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011.

Influences on California Printing; Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, April 11, 1970, by James D. Hart and Ward Ritchie. With an introduction by Andrew H. Horn and a bibliography of the Primavera Press by J. M. Edelstein.
Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, 1970.

Literary LA: Expanded from the Original Classic & Featuring the Coffeehouse Scene Then and Now.
Lionel Rolfe
Los Angeles, CA: California Classic Books, 2002.

Fine Printing in California and England: the Clark Library Collection
John Bidwell
Published 1986.

A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing 1960–80.
Steven Clay and Rodney Phillips
New York: New York Public Library and Granary Books, 1998.

Arts & Crafts Movement and Private Presses

Kelmscott, Doves and Ashendene: The Private Press Credos; with an Introduction by Will Ransom.
New York: The Typophiles, 1952.

The Doves Press
Marianne Tidcombe
London: British Library, 2002.

Cooking the Books: Ron King and Circle Press / Essay by Andrew Lambirth ; description and commentary by Ron King
Andrew Lambirth
New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art; London: Circle Press, 2002.

Printing Machinery and Press Development

The Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery.
Pasadena, CA: V. Gerry, 1971.

American Iron Hand Presses
Stephen O. Saxe, wood engravings by John DePol
Yellow Barn Press, 1991.

Nineteenth-century Printing Practices and the Iron Handpress: With Selected Readings
Richard-Gabriel Rummonds; foreword by Stephen O. Saxe.
New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.

Printing with the Handpress. Herewith a Definitive Manual by Lewis M. Allen to Encourage Fine Printing through Hand-craftsmanship.
Lewis M. Allen
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, [c1969]

The Joy of Vandercooking: The Role of the Vandercook Proof Press in Fine Printing
Edited by Barbara Henry
New York: Typophiles, 2009.

Institucion y origen del arte de la imprenta y reglas generales para los componedores / por Alonso Victor de Paredes, edicion y prologo de Jaime Moll.
Alonso Victor de Paredes
Madrid: El Crotalon, 1984 (Originally published 1680.)

A Concise Chronology of Typesetting Developments, 1886–1986
L.W. Wallis.
London: Wynkyn de Worde Society in association with Lund Humphries, 1988.

The Chap-book Borders and Bands
American Type Founders Company
Jersey City, N.J.: The Company, ca. 1905

An Essay on Typography
Eric Gill
London: Readers Union: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1954.

Other Titles of Interest

The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: A Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy
Doug Clouse and Angela Voulangas
Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568987056

Vintage Type and Graphics: An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks from 1896 to 1936
Steven Heller and Louise Fili
Allworth Press
ISBN: 1581158920

Dr. Church’s “Hoax”: An Assessment of Dr. William Church’s Typographical Inventions in which is Enunciated Church’s Law
Richard E. Huss
Lancaster, Pa.: Graphic Crafts, 1976.