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Types and Bookmaking: Containing Notes on the…
Fred Anthoensen (1892-1969)
Portland, ME: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1943
Frederick William Anthoensen was born in Denmark, but came to the United States as an infant. He attended school in Portland, Maine. He became interested in printing under the influence of D.B. Updike and Bruce Rogers, both of Boston, and both heavy hitters of early US twentieth-century typography. In 1901, Anthoensen began working as a compositor for Southworth Press. Seventeen years later he became its managing director. In 1934, the name of the press changed its name to Southworth-Anthoenson Press. After 1944, it became Anthoensen Press. Anthoensen was recognized as an exemplary craftsman in his day.
Contains type specimens, typographic ornaments and flowers, and specimen pages, accompanied by a descriptive catalogue. Bound in full charcoal linen buckram with black morocco spine. Issued in slipcase. University of Utah copy contains bookplate of book collector Estelle Doheny.