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hippogryph
32 x 28 mm.
© Sign of the Hippogryph
Printer/Publisher: Sign of the Hippogryph. Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911- .
Country: Massachusetts (U.S.) City: Williamstown Date: 1955
Keywords: hippogryphs (not in LCTGM, LCSH)
Mottoes, Text:
Names, Initials: The Press of the Hippogryph
Device Designer: Graves, Joseph
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 37
Go to Page: 36 38
Usage Period:
Notes: "Josef Servag (Joseph C. Graves) created this device in July, 1955, presenting it to the printer at the press of the Hippogryph. Based on old devices, it was all that printer wanted in a pressmark: the fabulous beast on a solid background, holding ball stocks, wings spread, a flowing tail, and the sex of the beast no longer in doubt. The lettering was inspired by a letter designed by Rudolf Koch. The signet is here shown for the first time in a book. " © James Lamar Weygand
Source:
Weygand, James Lamar.
A collection of pressmarks gathered from America's private presses and from others not so private.
Nappanee, Ind., Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1956.
Reference:
Location: University of Florida
URL: http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/rarebook/devices/hippogryph2.htm