Koch, Peter Rutledge

Alternative names
Active 1974
Active 2010

Biographical notes:

The Black Stone Press was located in Missoula, Montana, from 1974-1978. It then moved to San Francisco. In 1982 the press was renamed Peter Koch, Printer, and in 1984 it moved from San Francisco to Oakland. Following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the press again relocated, this time to Berkeley.

From the description of Black Stone Press and Peter Koch, Printer : broadsides and ephemera, 1974-2010. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 650755348

Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing books and ephemera since 1974, beginning his career in Missoula, Montana with one platen press. He since settled in the San Francisco Bay area and, following the San Francisco literary tradition of fine press printing, has acquired several more presses. Editions Koch specializes in publishing limited edition livres d'artiste, broadsides, portfolios, and text transmission objects. His works have previously carried the imprints of Black Stone Press, Peter Koch, Printer, and Hormone Derange Editions. [From Koch web page].

From the description of Peter Koch papers, 1974-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864415

Biographical notes are generated from the bibliographic and archival source records supplied by data contributors.


Loading Relationships

Constellation Information



  • Printing--History--20th century
  • Printing--Specimens
  • Printing
  • Book design
  • Private press books


not available for this record


  • California (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)