Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Online talk: Albion no. 6551: The Kelmscott Goudy Press

October 16, 2021 15.00-16.00

Acquired by Morris for the printing of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), Albion no. 6551, or the Kelmscott/Goudy Press, has lived an extraordinary life, travelling all the way from Hammersmith, to the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, with many interesting stops in between. Join Amelia Hugill-Fontanel and Steven K Galbraith from the Cary Graphic Arts Collection as they trace the travels of one of the world’s most fabled printing presses and the extraordinary printers who operated it.

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel is Associate Curator in the Cary Collection and has a Master of Science in Printing Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. She lectures and publishes on the history and practice of letterpress printing and the typographic arts.

Steven K Galbraith is Curator of the Melbert B Cary Jr Graphic Arts Collection. He has a PhD in English Literature from Ohio State University and was formerly the Andrew W Mellon Curator of Books at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and the Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts at Ohio State University. He is the author of works on early English printing, book conservation and digitisation, and English Renaissance literature.

This is an online talk on Zoom; you will be sent an email with the joining details on the day of the talk.

Please note that bookings close 3 hours before the start of the event.

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