Agency History / Biographical Note:
Although the Press printed stationery, catalogs, brochures and other small-format material, it specialized in books and pamphlets for private customers including Bowdoin and other colleges, the Limited Editions Club, Massachusetts Historical Society and other state and local historical organizations, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums, and several small or specialty publishers. It printed maritime histories, genealogies, fine press productions and journals like the New England Quarterly. Major works - some by prominent book designers such as W.A. Dwiggins, Bruce Rogers, George Macy and Fred Anthoensen himself - included A.S. Rosenbach's Early American Childrens' Books, the Isaac W. Dyer's Bibliography of Thomas Carlyle's Writings ... and first editions of works by Marianne Moore and Stephen Vincent Benet. See also the papers of Fred Anthoensen and the Anthoensen Press Business Records.
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