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RIT Acquires Historic Printing Press

December 10, 2013
RIT was the highest bidder at $233,000 on Tuesday for the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion iron hand press No. 6551, which was used by William Morris to print the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer in 1896.

“The Kelmscott/Goudy Press will have an active life at RIT, not simply as a museum artifact, but as a working press accessible to students, scholars and printers,” says Steven Galbraith, curator of RIT’s Cary Collection, to which the printing press will be added....

 

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