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Moxon Chappel : printing ephemera
M1492  
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Description
Ephemera from various presses belonging to the Companions of the Moxon Chappel. The collection is arranged alphabetically by press.
Background
The Companions of the Moxon Chappel is a group of private printers, active in the San Francisco Bay Area. They meet occasionally to socialize and critique each other's work. Established in 1957 by a few private printers of the Stanford University area, the Moxon Chappel took its name from Joseph Moxon, author of Mechanick Exercises, the first book published in England (in 1683) regarding the printing craft. Their goals included sharing mutual interest and enjoyment in printing, exchanging techniques, ideas, and materials, and to "encourage cooperative effort in the production of non-commercial projects in the graphic arts."
Extent
12 Linear Feet (10 box, 1 half box, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.