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A Chinese printing manual: PB 330-2003

Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Chinese printing manual


Author: Chin, Chien
Contributor: Rudolph, Richard C.
Publisher: Typophiles
Designer: Ritchie, Ward
Printer: Ritchie, Ward
Binder (person): Wassmann, Robert H.
Binder (person): J. F. Tapley Company
Printer: Meriden Gravure Company



By Chien Chin ; translated from the Chinese with notes and introduction by Richard C. Rudolph.

Variant title: Chinese printing manual, 1776.

Series: Typophile chap books ; 47

Xxvi, 20 p., 16 p. of plates : 1 col. ill. on title page ; 19 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • New York
  • Meriden

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1954


Also issued by Ward Ritchie Press (with variations in imprint, colophon and binding) for Zamorano Club. "Ward Ritchie has attended to the design and printing of both editions at his Press in Los Angeles (These differ only in title page imprint, colophon, and binding.) Robert H. Wassmann has been responsible for the binding of The Typophiles edition at the J. F. Tapley plant in New York. The illustrations have been reproduced in collotype under the supervision of E. Harold Hugo, by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut." Bound in black cloth; printed paper label on front cover, spine, back cover.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 330-2003
Primary reference Number: 98021
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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