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Book collectors, Artists' books, Catalogers, Typographers, Type and type-founding -- Specimens, Small presses, Antiquarian booksellers, Incunabula -- Specimens, Albert A. Howard, W. A. (William Addison) Dwiggins 1880-1956, Bruce (Albert Bruce) Rogers 1870-1957, Anthoensen Press, Puterschein-Hingham Press



Albert A. Howard was a book collector and cataloging librarian at University of Southern Maine. Collection contains materials related to Howard's rare book collection and collecting interests, including correspondence with publishing houses, such as Püterschein-Hingham and the Anthoensen Press, and their invitations, announcements, dinner menus, newsletters, prospectuses, advertisements, and thank-you cards. Old and rare book fragments, typesetting and calligraphy samples, and book arts ephemera serve as examples of early printing and typography in English, Latin, Greek, and German, and include works by William Addison Dwiggins and Bruce Rogers.

Date Range:

approximately 1450 to 2016

Size of Collection:

0.5 Linear Feet (1 Box), 8 Oversize Folders, 4 Hanging Items


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator, or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult Special Collections staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Albert A. Howard, gift



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