A new book about the Columbian hand press

Bob Oldham and Patrick Goossens will be printing a new book about the Columbian and its inventor, as well as about Bob’s world-wide census of Columbians for their 200th anniversary.
The book will include a biographical summary about George Clymer, some new information about the development of the Columbian, and a report on the world-wide census results. We also plan to include a census listing of recorded presses and a reprinting of the first Testimonials issued by Clymer when he introduced the press in England in 1818.
The book will be printed by hand on Patrick’s Clymer Columbian No. 375, made in 1828, from Monotype Baskerville types, on Zerkall mould-made paper.

We are seeking funding help for this project. Contributions can be made at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-new-book-about-the-columbian-press/x... (see the page above for details of the project and “perks” available for contributors, and how to contribute). We welcome your support for this important addition to knowledge about one of the most important developments in the history of printing technology.

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