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Dorothy Drake and the Scripps College Press

Denison Librarian Judy Harvey Sahak was asked to lecture at the 50th Birthday Party of the Scripps College Press about the press’ beginnings in 1941. Her speech was just the thing we were interested in publishing, so the Scripps students in the typography class acted as editors, typesetters and printers. They handset the book in Scripps College Old Style and printed it in an edition of 95 copies on Frankfurt creme paper. The size is 6.5″ x 9.5″. There are 35 printed pages. The case binding features a patterned Japanese cloth and is housed in a two-color slipcase. There is a frontispiece by Bertha Goudy, letters from Frederic Goudy to Dorothy Drake, and drawings of the Scripps College Old Style type. This book has the first showing of the Scripps Italic type designed by Goudy in 1945-6.

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