Joseph Boillot’s book of zoomorphic caryatids is one of the earliest to be printed from both moveable type on the letterpress and copperplates on the rolling press. Manufactured Jehan des Preyz, the book contains over fifty woodcut and copperplate illustrations accompanied by letterpress text that is heavily ornamented with custom cut headpieces and highly stylized initial letters. Erin Schreinber's lecture will reconstruct the story of this book’s journey through two distinct presses through a bibliographical analysis of typographic evidence - including varying plates, type ornaments, signature position, and paper stock. - The Book History Colloquium is open to all.
Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
523 Butler Library