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The Legacy Press

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA


The Legacy Press


Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts

Out-of-Print titles

 Paper & Mediums

Study Collection

compiled by

Cathleen A. Baker



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Paper and Threshold

The Paradox of Spiritual Connection in Asian Cultures


Dorothy Field


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Cathleen A. Baker  •  John DePol

Endgrain Designs & Repetitions:

The Pattern Papers of John DePol

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Legacy Press, 2000

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Edition size: 130; signed by both authors; 10.5 x 5.75 inches; 164 pages; 5 tipped-on color specimens of previously published pattern papers; letterpress-printed by hand on Mohawk Superfine paper from photopolymer plates; Diotima typeface. Binding by Gray Parrot; quarter black cloth with pattern-paper sides; paper label on spine, red endbands.


“Book” is reproduced under license © Estate of John DePol

 John DePol Keepsake

“Dashes for a Typographical Stage”

Tuscaloosa: The Legacy Press, 2004


Open measures 11 x 17 inches. Offset-printed leaflet featuring a number of wood-engraved dashes cut by DePol (1913–2004), most of which were made for The Typophiles’s Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes. The original layout was designed by DePol, who signed 80 copies. Published in honor of his appearance at the American Printing History Association’s conference in Newark, Delaware; keepsake was distributed at Oak Knoll Fest XI in 2004.

Jennifer Futernick

One Curve of Sugar

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Legacy Press, 1998


Edition 100; 34 pages, 9.25 x 5.75 inches. Letterpress-printed on Mohawk Superfine; illustrations by Larry Lou Foster; binding-meant-to-fall-apart (Bugra); signed by the author, illustrator, and printer.


Original price: $35.00


Gaius Catullus

“Carmen 1”

  Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  The Legacy Press, 1998


  Edition 50; French fold; unfolded: 9 x 12 in. Letterpress-printed on Mohawk Superfine with papyrus pop-up elements; signed by printer.


  Original price: $5.00




Cathleen A. Baker

The Story of Blue Betsey

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Legacy Press, 1997


Edition 30; 12 pages, 8 x 5.5 inches. Letterpress-printed on Mohawk Superfine; linocuts and hand-applied color; pamphlet binding (Roma); signed by author/printer.


Original price: $25.00

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