Gilliss, Walter, 1855-1925

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New York City printer who operated the Gilliss Press with his brother Frank and was known for his classic taste in book design. Walter Gilliss served as typographical advisor to Doubleday, Page & Co., while his own press printed over 300 books for private individuals and bibliophile societies. His masterpiece of design and execution is generally considered to be The iconography of Manhattan Island by I. N. Phleps Stokes. Gilliss was a founding member of the Grolier Club in 1884 and served as its secretary from 1906 to 1925.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1906-1925] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145382442

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correspondedWith Carteret Book Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chew, Beverly, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Doubleday and Company, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
correspondedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
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Book clubs


Birth 1855

Death 1925



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SNAC ID: 7853783