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John Anderson Papers

1948 - 1994

(bulk dates 1978 - 1994)

Manuscript Collection Number: 312
Accessioned: Purchases, 1989, 1990, 1993
Extent: 5 linear ft.
Content: Letters, greeting cards, books, pamphlets, brochures, broadsides, programs, keepsakes
posters, wood engraving blocks, letterhead and certificates.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: January 1995 by Collette Walker.

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Table of Contents


Biographical Note

For John Anderson (born 1915), book designer, typographer and printer, a love of fine printing developed early. Inspired by the printing activities of the Wright Brothers, Anderson acquired a small hand press at the age of thirteen. Since that modest beginning, Anderson has established himself among the foremost of small press proprietors continuing the tradition of handset type. Over the course of his six-decade career, Anderson has printed numerous books, broadsides, and catalogues as well as myriad invitations, keepsakes, advertisements, announcements, and other ephemera. The consistent high quality and clean design of Anderson's work have garnered him both awards and praise among printing circles and a high reputation with clients.

Anderson embarked on his first commercial enterprise in 1934 at the age of 19, when he founded Bantam Press in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He soon realized, however, that his enthusiasm for printing outstripped his experience, and in 1936 accepted a two- year apprenticeship with Peter Beilenson of Peter Pauper Press and the Walpole Printing Office in Mt. Vernon, New York. Anderson further developed his skills at a number of Philadelphia-area businesses, including Royal Typographers of Philadelphia, Sharp & Dohme, Westcott & Thomson, and Lanston Monotype Machine Company. During this period, in 1946, Anderson founded Pickering Press, the imprint under which he continued to print throughout his career, which he named for the nineteenth-century printer, William Pickering.

In 1960, John Anderson and family moved to Pasadena, California, where Anderson hoped to work for Grant Dahlstrom's Castle Press. Friction with the foreman cut short his tenure, however, and in 1961 Anderson began designing for Paul Weaver's Northland Press in Flagstaff, Arizona. Anderson designed many award-winning books for Northland, and continued to do so long-distance after he returned to the Philadelphia area in 1963.

Upon his return, Anderson reopened Pickering Press. The press gained mounting respect and claimed such clients as the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Franklin Institute, as well as previous clients like Lanston and the University of Pennsylvania. Notable was Anderson's ongoing collaboration with wood engraver John De Pol, begun in the 1950s but intensified during this second incarnation of the press. This collaboration resulted in numerous illustrated books, pamphlets, catalogues, and advertisements with engravings by De Pol; all bearing the Pickering imprint.

Throughout his career, Anderson passed along his extensive knowledge of the craft of fine printing to numerous students. Several of his apprentices became successful printers themselves, such as Claire Van Vliet, proprietor of Janus Press; Neil Shaver, of the Yellow Barn Press; and Leonard Seastone of the Tideline Press. Anderson, with John De Pol, also taught annual bookmaking workshops at Fairleigh Dickenson University between 1981 and 1984, with a pilot program in 1979.

In the late 1980s, health problems forced Anderson to scale back his operations drastically, selling off much of his equipment and largely retiring from commercial work.

Source:

Biographical information is derived from material in the collection.

Scope and Content Note

The John Anderson papers consist of 5 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1948 to 1994, with a concentration between the years 1978 - 1994. The archive includes material related to Anderson's career as a printer and as proprietor of Pickering Press, as well as work he produced elsewhere. It includes books designed and printed by Anderson, broadsides, and copious correspondence from clients, fellow printers, and print enthusiasts. It also includes a significant collection of Pickering Press printed ephemera, including advertisements, announcements, bookplates, catalogues, keepsakes, greeting cards, and invitations. A number of Pickering imprints, originally received with the collection, have been catalogued and transferred to the stacks in Special Collections.

The collection is organized in three series. The first series contains correspondence, arranged alphabetically under the subheadings printers, printing-related organizations, universities, clients, family and miscellaneous. Among correspondents included are Claire Van Vliet (a student of Anderson's who later founded Janus Press), German type designer and printer Hermann Zapf, and wood engraver John De Pol.

The second series consists of printed material divided into seven subsets. Its first subset contains pieces printed for specific clients. A second section holds work done for universities. In the third subset, printed pieces are arranged by type of job (e.g., invitations, exhibit announcements, advertisements, and keepsakes). The fourth subset includes promotional printing related specifically to Pickering Press. The fifth is a collection of pieces printed by Anderson at Northland Press. The sixth subset contains John De Pol engravings collected by John Anderson, many of which were printed at Pickering Press. A number of the engraved blocks are also included in the subset. The seventh and final subset includes Anderson's sample books and type specimens. Oversized items are housed separately.

The third series consists of books with which Anderson was involved. They are subdivided into four subcategories: 1--Books designed by John Anderson for the Northland Press. 2--Books designed and printed by Anderson at Pickering Press. 3--Books designed by Anderson and printed elsewhere. 4--Miscellaneous.

Papers of John Anderson and the Pickering Press predating 1978 are held in the Special Collections Library of Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Related collections:

MS 297 John De Pol Collection

Series Outline

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I.   Correspondence
     1.   Printers
     2.   Printing-related organizations
     3.   Universities
     4.   Clients
     5.   Family
     6.   Miscellaneous

II.  Printed Material

     1.   By client
     2.   Universities
     3.   By job type
     4.   Pickering Press-related
     5.   Northland Press work
     6.   John De Pol engravings
     7.   Sample books

III. Books

     1.   Books designed by Anderson for Northland Press
     2.   Books designed and printed by Anderson at Pickering Press
     3.   Books designed by Anderson and printed elsewhere
     4.   Miscellaneous


Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

1         Series I.  Correspondence, 1948-1994
          Correspondence consists of letters received by Anderson
          from various printers, clients, organizations, family
          members, and others.  The majority of the letters fall
          between 1978 and 1994.
          
          Series I.1  Correspondence with Printers
          
          F1   Bertelson, Christy, 1978-1980 
               Printer and proprietor of The Rara Avis Press.  Former
               student of Claire Van Vliet.  Includes correspondence
               concerning her purchase of type from Anderson.
          
          F2   Brancolini, Eugene (Gino), 1979-1992
               Amateur printer and book art workshop student, met
               through Anderson's involvement at Fairleigh Dickenson
               University, where Brancolini was employed.  
          
          	   De Pol, John, 1956-1985
               Wood engraver who corresponded concerning his frequent collaborations
			   with Anderson.
          F3   Correspondence, 1956-1985
          F4   Correspondence, 1986-1988
          
          F5   Duensing, Paul Haydon, 1979-1983
               Typefounder and printer.  Sometimes cast type for
               Anderson.
               
          F6   Holland, Ed, 1977-1985
               Printer and longtime friend.
               
          F7   Hyder, Darrell, 1979-1983
               Printer.
               
          F8   Knoepfler, Don, 1983-1990
               Printer and proprietor of the Buttonmaker Press.
               
          F9   Lawson, Alexander, 1986-1993
               Typographer, taught at RIT.
               
          F10  Lickfield, Bill, 1979-1992
               Printer.
          
          F11  Margo, Egdon H., 1968, 1980-1989
               Printer, calligrapher, and proprietor of At the Sign of
               the Pen and Press.

1          Series I.  Correspondence, 1948-1994(cont'd)        
          Series I.1  Correspondence with Printers(cont'd)
     
          F12  Meriden Gravure(also Meriden Stinehour Press and
               Stinehour Press), 1971-1989
               Printing concern.  Correspondence makes reference to
               collaborations with Anderson in 1971 and 1980.
               
          F13  Peich, Mike, 1982-1993
               Printer and former student of Anderson.  Correspondence
               includes Peich's request to study under Anderson, and
               his purchase of equipment and type from his former
               teacher in 1993.
               
          F14  Shaver, Neil, 1984-1992
               Printer and proprietor of Yellow Barn Press.  Former
               student of Anderson.
               
          F15  Taylor, Barnard, 1980-1988
               Printer and proprietor of The Press of Appletree Alley. 
               Longtime friend of Anderson.
               
          F16  Taylor, Barnard, 1989-1993
               
          F17  Van Vliet, Claire, 1979-1993
               Printer and proprietor of Janus Press.  Former student
               of Anderson.  Includes many undated letters.
               
          F18  Zapf, Hermann, 1954-1959, 1982-1983
               Printer and type designer.  Professor at RIT.  Early
               correspondence while Zapf still lived in Germany.  By
               1983, he held a teaching position at RIT.
               
          F19  Miscellaneous Printers A-L
               
          F20  Miscellaneous Printers M-Z
          
          
1         Series I.  Correspondence, 1948-1994(cont'd)

          Series I.2  Correspondence with print-related organizations
          Includes correspondence with paper and type suppliers,
          book dealers, printing societies, and print-related
          publications.
               
          F21  Suppliers, 1948, 1979-1981
               Includes correspondence from Leonard B. Schlosser of
               Lindenmeyer Paper Corporationm (1979-1981), and Bob
               Middleton of Ludlow Typograph Company (1948).
               
          F22  Book Dealers, 1979-1991
               Includes correspondence from Bob Fleck of Oak Knoll
               Books (1981 and undated), Sibylle Fraser (1979-1983),
               and Robert and Carolyn Veatch (1982-1991).
               
          F23  Printing Societies and Publications, 1954, 1978-1979
               Includes correspondence from Philip Sperling of the
               American Printing History Assn. (1983-1989), George
               Macy of the Limited Editions Club (1954), Dr. Robert
               Leslie and Abe Lerner of the Typophiles (1978, 1982)
               and editors of Fine Print magazine (1984, 1986; reviews
               of Anderson's Commonplace Book, William Pickering, and
               Words of the Masters are discussed).
          
          Series I.3.  Correspondence with Universities
          Includes correspondence with staff of the numerous
          colleges and universities for which Anderson provided
          printing services.  Anderson enjoyed a special
          relationship with the staff of Fairleigh Dickenson
          University, where he conducted annual printing
          workshops between 1981 and 1984.
          
          F24  Bucknell University - Anne de Klerk, Director of
               Library Services, 1985-1989
          
          F25a Fairleigh Dickinson University - Jim Fraser, Library
               Director, 1978-1993
          
          F25b Fairleigh Dickinson University - Miscellaneous
               Correspondence, 1979-1992
               Contains Correspondence from Ursula Sommer, Director of
               Instructional Media, primarily concerning the Summer
               workshops (1979, 1981), Renee Weber, Curator (1980-1987), 
               Emma-Joy Dana (1982-1992), and Caitlin                    
               James, daughter of Jim Fraser (1989-1992).
          
          F26  Temple University - Tom Whitehead, Special Collections
               Head, 1981-1991
          
          F27  Miscellaneous Universities
          
  1         Series I.  Correspondence, 1948-1994  (cont'd)      
            Series I.4.  Correspondence with Clients
          
          F28  Historical Society of Pennsylvania - James E. Mooney,
               Director, 1978-1984
          
          F29  Library of Congress, 1984-1986
               Includes correspondence from Sybille A. Jagusch, Chief
               of the Children's Literature Center, Dana Pratt,
               Director of Publishing, and Johanna Craig of the
               Publishing Office. Reference is made to collaborative
               efforts between Anderson and the Library of Congress,
               notably Four Dubliners (1986).
          
          F30  St. Charles Seminary - Fr. John Miller, 1978-1982
          
          F31  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1978-1988
          
          F32  Winterthur Museum, 1977-1983
          
          
          Series I.5.  Correspondence with Family Members
          
          F33  Son Mike Anderson; Radio Program Director, WRNL,
               Richmond, Virginia, 1971, 1978-1992
          
          F34  Daughter Patricia Anderson and granddaughter Christy,
               1990-1991 and undated
          
          F35  Son Rick Anderson, writing from Israel, 1967, 1978-1992
          
          
          Series I.6.  Miscellaneous Correspondence
          
          F36  Personal paperwork (including insurance and tax forms)
          
          F37  Clippings and other ephemera
          
          F38  Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950-1993 (part 1)
          
          F39  Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950-1993 (part 2)
          
          
          Series II.  Printed Work
          
          Series II.1.  By Client
          
          F40  Ampersands (Print Society), 1948-1950 and undated
          
          F41  Amsterdam Continental Types - Font Samples
          
          F42  Amsterdam Continental Types - Miscellaneous (including
               holiday printing, invitations, advertisements)
          
          F43  Bauer Alphabets.
          
          F44  Franklin Institute (including brochures, letterhead,
               announcements)
          
          F45  Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
          
          F46  Lanston Industries
          
2         F47  Philadelphia Graphic Arts Forum, 1947-1964
          
          F48  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970-1974
          
          F49  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1975-1978
          
          F50  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1979-1980 and undated
          
          F51  Rosenbach Foundation
          

          Series II.  Printed Work (cont'd)         
  
          Series II.2.  Work Done for Universities
          
          F52  Corning Community College
          
          F53  Fairleigh Dickenson University - Receptions, seminars,
               workshops, announcements
          
          F54  Fairleigh Dickenson University - Exhibition catalogues,
               stationery, bookplates and miscellaneous ephemera
          
          F55  Fairleigh Dickenson University - Phaedrus, Newsletter
               of Childrens Literature, 1973-1981
          
          F56  Fairleigh Dickenson University - Phaedrus, Newsletter
               of Childrens Literature, 1984
          
          F57  Juniata College
          
          F58  University of Pennsylvania - Dinners, luncheons,
               receptions
          
          F59  University of Pennsylvania - Dedications, award
               presentations
          
          F60  University of Pennsylvania - Exhibits, symposia,
               lectures
          
          F61  University of Pennsylvania - Fundraising, alumni
               organizations, letterhead, miscellaneous
          
          F62  University of Southern California
          
          F63  Other universities
          
          
                         
2         Series II.  Printed Work (cont'd)
                                 
          Series II.3.  By Job Type
          
          F64  Advertisements and business announcements
          
          F65  Announcements (general)
          
          F66  Book announcements
          
          F67  Book covers and mock ups
          
          F68  Bookplates, bookmarks, business cards
          
          F69  Broadsides
          
          F70  Certificates, awards, tributes         
                   
          F71  Christmas printing for clients
          
3         F72  Church printing
          
          F73  Exhibition announcements
          
          F74  Invitations
          
          F75  Keepsakes
          
          F76  Letterhead, memo paper, mailing labels, invoices
          
          F77  Letterhead (continued)
          
          F78  Medical printing
          
          F79  Prospectuses
          
          F80  Schedules and programs
          
          F81  Personal printing, Christmas
          
          F82  Personal printing, miscellaneous
          
          F83  Miscellaneous (part 1)
          
          F84  Miscellaneous (part 2)
                    

3         Series II.  Printed Work (cont'd)       
                         
          Series II.4.  Pickering Press Promotional Work
          
          F85  Advertisements, general
          
          F86  Advertisements, typefaces
          
          F87  Letterhead
          
          F88  Preliminaries - Billy Bird
          
          F89  Preliminaries - A Commonplace Book (part 1)
          
          F90  Preliminaries - A Commonplace Book (part 2)
          
          F91  Preliminaries - Eric Gill
          
          F92  Preliminaries - William Pickering (part 1)
          
          F93  Preliminaries - William Pickering (part 2)
          
          F94  Works in progress
          
          F95  Miscellaneous
          
          
          Series II.5.  Northland Press Printed Material
          
          F96  Miscellaneous printed ephemera (part 1)
          
          F97  Miscellaneous printed ephemera (part 2)
          
          
4         Series II.6.  John De Pol

          F98  Advertisements
          
          F99  Commercial brochures
          
          F100 Matted prints
          
          F101 Unmatted prints
          
          F102 Invitations, keepsakes, announcements
          
          F103 Booklets
          
          F104 Works in progress (first of three)
          
          F105 Works in progress (second of three)
          
          F106 Works in progress (third of three)
          
          F107 Proofs (first of two)
          
          F108 Proofs (second of two)
          
          F109 Greeting cards
          
          F110 Pattern papers
          

5         Engraved wood blocks
          
          
6         Series II.7. Sample Books
     
          Pickering Potpourri - portfolio of Pickering Press work
     
          3 type specimen scrapbooks
     
          Portfolio of early work by Anderson


          Series III.  Books (Box 7)
          Books that have been removed from the collection and placed
          in general circulation are indicated with an asterisk (*). 
          Those that have been removed to Special Collections are
          indicated with a carrot (^).
   
   Series III.1.  Books designed by Anderson for Northland Press
   
   Burnett, Johnne, Furry Fables, Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland
   Press, 1967.*
   
   Chavez, Fray Angelico, The Song of Francis, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1973.*
   
   Cushing, Frank H., The Nation of Willows, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1965.*
   
   De Grazia, Ted, Ah ha Toro, Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press,
   1967.*
   
   Dickinson, Donald C., W. David Laird, Margaret F. Maxwell, eds.,
   Voices From the Southwest:  A Gathering in Honor of Lawrence
   Clark Powell, Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1976. Two
   copies--hard cover and boxed editions.
   
   Dunn, Dorothy (Intro), 1877:  Plains Indian Sketch Books of Zo-
   Tom and Howling Wolf, Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press,
   1969.
   
   Francis, Marilyn, Mirror Without Glass:  Oak Creek Canyon,
   Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1964.*
   
   Fraser, James, Cattle Brands in Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1968.*
   
   Hill, Clarissa A., No Glowing Altars, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1968.*
   
   Hopkins, Jon H., Orozco:  A Catalogue of His Graphic Work,
   Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1967.
   
   Lee, Weston and Jeanne, Torrent in the Desert, Flagstaff,
   Arizona: Northland Press, 1962.*
   
   Lummis, Charles F., General Crook and the Apache Wars, Flagstaff,
   Arizona: Northland Press, 1966.*
   
   Peden, Rachel, The Song of Collins, Andante, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1966.*
   
   Perceval, Don, Maynard Dixon Sketch Book, Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1967.*
   
   Perceval, Don, A Navajo Sketch Book (descriptive text by Clay
   Lockett), Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1962.
   
   Waters, Frank, Leon Gaspard, Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press,
   1964.
   
   Woloshuk, Nicholas, Jr., Edward Borein:  Drawings & Paintings of
   the Old West.  Volume I:  The Indians,  Flagstaff, Arizona:
   Northland Press, 1968.*
   
   
   Series III.2.  Books Designed by Anderson, Printed Elsewhere
   
   Ames Kenneth L., Beyond Necessity:  Art in the Folk Tradition,
   Winterthur, Delaware: Winterthur Museum, distributed by W. W.
   Norton, 1977.  Two copies--hardcover and paperback editions.
   
   Ecke Tseng, Yu-Ho, Chinese Calligraphy, Philadelphia:  David R.
   Godine in association with Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971. 
   Two copies--hardcover and paperback editions. Enclosures.
   
   Ellmann, Richard, Four Dubliners--Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and
   Beckett,  Washington: Library of Congress, 1986.
   
   Keyes, Roger S., and Keiko Mizushima, The Theatrical World of
   Osaka Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973.
   
   Lapp, Henry, A Craftsman's Handbook, Philadelphia:  Philadelphia
   Museum of Art with Tinicum Press, 1975.  Two copies.* ^
   NK 2439 .L26 A4x 1975 
   
   Ormond, Richard, Sir Edward Landseer, New York: Rizzoli, 1981.
   
   Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Three Centuries of
   American Art, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976.
   
   Philadelphia Museum of Art, ed. Ulrich W. Hiesinger and Ann
   Percy, A Scholar Collects:  Selections from the Anthony
   Morris Clark bequest, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of
   Art, 1980.
   
   Royal Typographers, Specimens of Type.
   
   St. George, Robert Blair, The Wrought Covenant:  Source material
   for the study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New
   England, 1620-1700, Brockton, Mass.: Brockton Art Center--Fuller Memorial, 1979.
   
   Whittemore, Reed, Poets and Anthologists, Washington, DC: Library
   of Congress, 1986.^  Spec Z479 .W45 1986 
   
   Williamsburg Restoration Reproductions from the Craft House,
   Williamsburg, VA: Williamsburg Restoration  Inc., 1949. 
   Designed by JA.*
   
   
   Series III.3.  Pickering Press Publications Designed and Printed
   by Anderson
   
   Anderson, Ruthmae, The Adventures of Billy Bird, Maple Shade, NJ: Pickering Press,
   1984.^ Spec PS 3551 .N392 B55x 1984
   
   Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, The Mirror of the
   Indian, with an address, "The American Indian:  Incorrigible
   individualist", by Edmund S. Morgan, Providence:  Associates
   of the John Carter Brown Library, Printed by Pickering Press,
   1958.
   
   Blumenthal, Joseph, William Pickering: an essay, Maple Shade, NJ: 
   The Pickering Press, 1984.^ Spec PS3552 .L84845 W54 1984
   
   Blumenthal, Walter Hart, Filigree lettering and Ornamentation: A
   Forgotton Book Art, Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press,
   1957.^ Spec NK 3625 .F5 L86x 1957
   
   Brooks, Van Wyck, The Malady of the Ideal:  Obermann, Maurice de
   Guerin and Amiel, Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania
   Press, printed by Pickering Press, 1947.  Inscribed to John
   Anderson by the author.
   
   De Pol, John, A Commonplace Book: Profound and profane thoughts
   and observations gathered, set in type and printed, with
   embellishments, Maple Shade, New Jersey:  The Pickering
   Press, 1985.
   
   Garland, Lawrence (pseud: John H. Watson, M.D.), The Affair of the
   Unprincipled Publisher, Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press,
   1983.  Two copies--hardcover and paperback editions.^ 
   Spec PS3557 .A7158 A69 1983
   Spec PS3557 .A7158 A69 1983
   
   Gill, Eric, The Procrustean Bed, Philadelphia: The Pickering
   Press, 1957. ^  Spec Z250 .A4 G55 1957
   
   Kruse, Albert and Gertrude Kruse, New Castle Sketches,
   Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press, 1951 (original copyright:
   1932.)^  Spec F174 .N5 K85 1951
   
   Linson, Corwin Knapp, My Stephen Crane, ed. with intro by Edwin
   H. Cady, Syracuse, N.Y.:  Syracuse University Press, printed
   at Pickering Press, 1958.
   
   National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Delaware,
   Portraits in Delaware, 1700-1850, a Checklist, Wilmington
   Delaware: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America,
   printed at Pickering Press, 1951.^  Spec Del N 7593 .N25x 1951 c.2
   
   Rhoads, C. Brewster, My Star: A Selection of Prose and Poetry
   Collected Over the Years by C. Brewster Rhoads, Philadelphia:
   Pickering Press, 1968.^  Spec PN 1016 .M9x 1968
   
   Ross, Ruth Robinson, Ph.D., Union Library Company of Hatborough: 
   The First Two Hundred Years, Hatboro, Pennsylvania:  Union
   Library Company, printed at Pickering Press, 1955.  Two
   editions--hardcover and paperback editions.^  Spec Z733 .H37 R67x 1955 (2 copies)
   
   Schoettle, W. C., Bay Head: 1879-1911, Philadelphia:  The
   Pickering Press, 1966.^  F144 .B28 S34x 1966
   
   Sharp, Bayard, The Wilmington Club, 1855-1955, Wilmington
   Delaware:  The Wilmington Club, printed at Pickering Press,
   1955.  Includes prospectus.  Woodcuts by John de Pol.^  Spec HS2725 .W64 W5
   
   Smith, William, D.D., Account of the College, Academy and
   Charitable School of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania,
   Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Library, (The
   Pickering Press), 1951.  One of two copies remains with
   collection.^   Spec LD4529 .S65x 1951
   
   Sweeney, John A. H., Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969,
   Winterthur, Delaware:  The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur
   Museum, printed at Pickering Press, 1980.  Two copies,
   differing editions.^  Spec Del N5220 .D85 S93 x 1980 c. 2
                         Spec Del N5220 .D85 S93 x 1980 c. 3

   Westinghouse Radio Stations Inc, 1920-1950:  Commemorating the
   30th Anniversary of Commercial Broadcasting, no author or
   publisher listed, 1950.  
   
   
   Series III.4.  Miscellaneous and Unidentified Items
   
   McGill, W. B., A Treatise on the Virile Pastime i.e. Woodcarving as Practiced by
   Sundry Artisans, no date or publisher. Two differently bound
   copies. One in collection, the other^, inscribed to John
   Anderson by bookbinder W. Spawn.  Spec PS3525 .A232 T74x 1949 
   
   Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Haiku: selections from traditional Japanese
   poetry, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1951.  Designed and
   printed by students of John Anderson.^
   
   Fraser, James H. and Renee Weber, John Anderson and the Pickering
   Press, Madison, NJ:  Fairleigh Dickinson University Library,
   Florham-Madison Campus, 1980.  In honor of his 65th birthday. 
   In portfolio with Pickering Press ephemera.^  folio Z232 .A53 F72x 1980
   
   JMR.  United States: s.n., 1983.
   Collection of broadsides by various printers in tribute to paper
   supplier Jack Robinson upon his retirement from
   Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead in 1983.^  Spec Folio TS1098 .R63 J68x 1983
   
    	seum of Art, Philadelphia, Three Centuries of
   American Art, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976.

   Philadelphia Museum of Art, ed. Ulrich W. Hiesinger and Ann
   Percy, A Scholar Collects:  Selections from the Anthony
   Morris Clark bequest, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of
   Art, 1980.

   Royal Typographers, Specimens of Type.

   St. George, Robert Blair, The Wrought Covenant:  Source material
   for the study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New
   England, 1620-1700, Brockton, Mass.: Brockton Art Center--Fuller Memorial, 1979.

   Whittemore, Reed, Poets and Anthologists, Washington, DC: Library
   of Congress, 1986.^  Spec Z479 .W45 1986

   Williamsburg Restoration Reproductions from the Craft House,
   Williamsburg, VA: Williamsburg Restoration  Inc., 1949.
   Designed by JA.*


   Series III.3.  Pickering Press Publications Designed and Printed by Anderson

   Anderson, Ruthmae, The Adventures of Billy Bird, Maple Shade, NJ: Pickering Press,
   1984.^ Spec PS 3551 .N392 B55x 1984

   Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, The Mirror of the
   Indian, with an address, "The American Indian:  Incorrigible
   individualist", by Edmund S. Morgan, Providence:  Associates
   of the John Carter Brown Library, Printed by Pickering Press,
   1958.

   Blumenthal, Joseph, William Pickering: an essay, Maple Shade, NJ:
   The Pickering Press, 1984.^ Spec PS3552 .L84845 W54 1984

   Blumenthal, Walter Hart, Filigree lettering and Ornamentation: A
   Forgotton Book Art, Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press,
   1957.^ Spec NK 3625 .F5 L86x 1957

   Brooks, Van Wyck, The Malady of the Ideal:  Obermann, Maurice de
   Guerin and Amiel, Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania
   Press, printed by Pickering Press, 1947.  Inscribed to John
   Anderson by the author.

   De Pol, John, A Commonplace Book: Profound and profane thoughts
   and observations gathered, set in type and printed, with
   embellishments, Maple Shade, New Jersey:  The Pickering
   Press, 1985.

   Garland, Lawrence (pseud: John H. Watson, M.D.), The Affair of the
   Unprincipled Publisher, Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press,
   1983.  Two copies--hardcover and paperback editions.^
   Spec PS3557 .A7158 A69 1983
   Spec PS3557 .A7158 A69 1983

   Gill, Eric, The Procrustean Bed, Philadelphia: The Pickering
   Press, 1957. ^  Spec Z250 .A4 G55 1957

   Kruse, Albert and Gertrude Kruse, New Castle Sketches,
   Philadelphia:  The Pickering Press, 1951 (original copyright:
   1932.)^  Spec F174 .N5 K85 1951

   Linson, Corwin Knapp, My Stephen Crane, ed. with intro by Edwin
   H. Cady, Syracuse, N.Y.:  Syracuse University Press, printed
   at Pickering Press, 1958.

   National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Delaware,
   Portraits in Delaware, 1700-1850, a Checklist, Wilmington
   Delaware: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America,
   printed at Pickering Press, 1951.^  Spec Del N 7593 .N25x 1951 c.2

   Rhoads, C. Brewster, My Star: A Selection of Prose and Poetry
   Collected Over the Years by C. Brewster Rhoads, Philadelphia:
   Pickering Press, 1968.^  Spec PN 1016 .M9x 1968

   Ross, Ruth Robinson, Ph.D., Union Library Company of Hatborough:
   The First Two Hundred Years, Hatboro, Pennsylvania:  Union
   Library Company, printed at Pickering Press, 1955.  Two
   editions--hardcover and paperback editions.^  Spec Z733 .H37 R67x 1955 (2 copies)

   Schoettle, W. C., Bay Head: 1879-1911, Philadelphia:  The
   Pickering Press, 1966.^  F144 .B28 S34x 1966

   Sharp, Bayard, The Wilmington Club, 1855-1955, Wilmington
   Delaware:  The Wilmington Club, printed at Pickering Press,
   1955.  Includes prospectus.  Woodcuts by John de Pol.^  Spec HS2725 .W64 W5

   Smith, William, D.D., Account of the College, Academy and
   Charitable School of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania,
   Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Library, (The
   Pickering Press), 1951.  One of two copies remains with
   collection.^   Spec LD4529 .S65x 1951

   Sweeney, John A. H., Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969,
   Winterthur, Delaware:  The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur
   Museum, printed at Pickering Press, 1980.  Two copies,
   differing editions.^  Spec Del N5220 .D85 S93 x 1980 c. 2
                         Spec Del N5220 .D85 S93 x 1980 c. 3

   Westinghouse Radio Stations Inc, 1920-1950:  Commemorating the
   30th Anniversary of Commercial Broadcasting, no author or
   publisher listed, 1950.


   Series III.4.  Miscellaneous and Unidentified Items

   McGill, W. B., A Treatise on the Virile Pastime i.e. Woodcarving as Practiced by
   Sundry Artisans, no date or publisher. Two differently bound
   copies. One in collection, the other^, inscribed to John
   Anderson by bookbinder W. Spawn.  Spec PS3525 .A232 T74x 1949

   Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Haiku: selections from traditional Japanese
   poetry, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1951. Designed and
   printed by students of John Anderson.^

   Fraser, James H. and Renee Weber, John Anderson and the Pickering
   Press, Madison, NJ:  Fairleigh Dickinson University Library,
   Florham-Madison Campus, 1980.  In honor of his 65th birthday.
   In portfolio with Pickering Press ephemera.^  folio Z232 .A53 F72x 1980

   JMR.  United States: s.n., 1983.
   Collection of broadsides by various printers in tribute to paper
   supplier Jack Robinson upon his retirement from
   Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead in 1983.^  Spec Folio TS1098 .R63 J68x 1983




  
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