Alden Noble, Armour Institute, Blue Sky Press, bookmaking, Chicago, fine press, Fred Langworthy, handmade, Hyde Park, Thomas Wood Stevens, William Morris
The Morning Road
Thomas Wood Stevens (1880- – 1942)
Chicago: The Blue Sky Press, 1902
PS3537 T475 M67 1902
Drawing from the great number of Chicago artists and writers of the time, three ambitious young men, Fred Langworthy, Tom Stevens, and Alden Noble – all students at the new Armour Institute – produced almost fifty books and a monthly magazine, under the name of The Blue Sky Press of Hyde Park, between 1899 and 1907. The publications, part of the international renaissance of bookmaking led by William Morris, represent a successful press producing handmade limited editions and a significant chapter in the history of American fine press in the early twentieth century.
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