Townsend, Horace. Printers Marks: Being a Brief Consideration of Some Marks Used by Printers in the XV Century. With Special Reference to a XX Century Mark. New York: Bartlett-Orr Press, 1913. Title page in black and red, ruled border and printer’s mark on each text page, large mark in red of the Society of Venetian Printers as colophon. Large woodcut frontispiece of Gutenberg, Fust, and Schoeffer. Second edition, "composed on the Linotype in Benedectine Book" and printed on handmade Hammer and Anvil paper. Wrappers, 8pp. Measures approx. 8.75" x 11.5". Some light wear to edges; small bookplate to front flyleaf. Haas 98.
“The historical reference to the early printers’ devices leads up very interestingly to the later printer’s mark - that of the Bartlett-Orr Press - but when one reaches this portion of the book one continues to read, for the work is so beautifully done it cannot be put down until the final page is examined. … Mr. Orr has paid the craft a distinct compliment in adding this piece of advertising literature to that already produced by his company…” (“The Printing Art Suggestion Book”, 1913).