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ogham
16 x 16 mm.
© Ogham Press
Printer/Publisher: Ogham Press. Tompkins, Willis W.
Country: New York (U.S.) City: New York Date: 1952
Keywords: Druids and druidism, alphabets (writing systems)
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Device Designer: Tompkins, Willis W.
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 82
Go to Page: 81 83
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Notes: "Willis Tompkins' press takes its unique name from the secret languange of the druids. Its device, that printer's engraving on wood, is a wheel arrangement of the letters O-G-H-A-M reading clockwise from 9:30 (assuming that the printer of this book has it right side up), in the Ebad variation of that alphabet. It was first used in 1952 in the booklet, for God and Guthbert." © 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/ogham.htm