Pynson Printers

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Pynson Printers, founded in 1922 in New York by typographer Elmer Adler, was a private press that produced many limited edition books. In 1930 Adler began publishing The Colophon, a quarterly for book collectors. Both Pynson Printers and The Colophon ceased operations in 1940.

From the guide to the Pynson Printers records, 1927-1933, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf [A collection of printed announcements from The Colophon and the Pynson Printers]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962. Correspondence : with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1962, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Pynson Printers records, 1927-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Colophon collection, 1929-1950. RIT Library, Wallace Library
referencedIn Roy Vernon Sowers and Margaret Cosgrave Sowers papers, 1629-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The Roy Vernon Sowers and Margaret Cosgrave Sowers papers, 1629-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Pynson Printers, Inc. [Minor publications.]. Yale University Library
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associatedWith Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 person
associatedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952 person
associatedWith Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935 person
associatedWith Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966 person
associatedWith Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950 person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 person
associatedWith Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945 person
associatedWith Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986 person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 person
associatedWith Melcher, Frederic Gershom, 1879-1963 person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Merrill, Charles person
associatedWith Meynell, Francis, Sir, 1891- person
associatedWith Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967 person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Nonesuch Press corporateBody
associatedWith Orton, Vrest, 1897- person
associatedWith Random House (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931 person
associatedWith Sowers, Margaret Cosgrave. person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941 person
associatedWith Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939 person
associatedWith Winterich, John Tracy, 1891-1970 person
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Subject
Book collecting
Publishers and publishing--England--London
Printing--New York (State)--New York
Private presses--New York (State)--New York
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
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Active 1962

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