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The Charles Whittinghams Printers
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The Charles Whittinghams Printers


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Description Published by the Grolier Club, a prominent bibliographic society of which Henry Walters was a member, this book details the history of the Charles Whittinghams, an uncle and newphew who founded the Chiswick Press, one of the most famous fine presses of nineteenth-century London. It is one of an edition of 385, printed on handmade paper and bound in 1898 by Charles Meunier. The binding features the Grolier Club's insignia, a cipher of interlocking G and C, and Henry Walters' personal HW monogram. The tool used to make the monogram design is held in the Walters Archives (A.13). A second copy of The Charles Whittinghams Printers, also bound by Meunier, is held the Walters rare book collection (92.1208).
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1898; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1898

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Period
1896
Medium
ink on paper bound between boards covered with gold-tooled, onlaid goatskin; moire silk endpapers; silk endbands
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.1209
Measurements
Closed H: 9 13/16 × W: 7 5/16 × D: 1 11/16 in. (25 × 18.5 × 4.3 cm)
Geographies
  • USA, New York (Place of Origin)
  • France, Paris (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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