Orchids from Pittsburgh: An Appraisal of the Laboratory Press, 1922-1935

  title={Orchids from Pittsburgh: An Appraisal of the Laboratory Press, 1922-1935},
  author={Megan L. Benton},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={28 - 54}
  • M. Benton
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Political Science
  • The Library Quarterly
The Laboratory Press, established by Porter Garnett at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1922, is widely recognized as the first and most prestigious American "collegiate press," or private press devoted to teaching the principles and practices of fine printing. Long regarded as a heroic effort ahead of its time, misunderstood and hampered by its trade-school surroundings, the Laboratory Press was praised by bibliophiles in both Europe and America. This article examines the nature and… 


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