Posts Tagged ‘1870’

May 14

In a sense, Bruce Rogers, who was born on this day in 1870, was both the first and last of America’s great artists of the book, enjoying an international reputation for over a half century. During his active career he designed over 700 volumes, among them some of the outstanding books of our times. No [...]

April 12

Upon this day in 1870 in Salisbury, Maryland a compositor named Alexander W. Collins was born. He was destined to live but forty-eight years and achieved no great repute during his lifetime. His accomplishments were of an order which could not attract wide notice, but they did happen to receive the attention of a printing [...]