Posts Tagged ‘1923’

November 21

Under the enthusiastic direction of the Chicago members of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the “Fifty Books of 1923″ Exhibition opened on this date at the Newberry Library. Excitement was generated by the idea of selecting fifty books out of the thousands published, as being outstanding examples of the printer’s craft. A receptive audience [...]

November 10

The townsfolk of Haarlem, in Holland, celebrated with considerable pride on this date in 1923 the fifth centenary of the invention of printing by a native of the town, Laurens Janszoon Coster. Of all the claimants to the place of Johann Gutenberg of Mainz, Germany as the first printer, Coster has survived the longest. It [...]