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Bruce Rogers Divine Comedy photoengravings

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: CSC-0007

Scope and Contents

The collection includes twenty-two small photoengravings of decorated initials and one photoengraving of the colophon page device containing Bruce Rogers' initials used in printing illustrations for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (New York: Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, 1955).

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was an American typographer and book designer. Rogers is known for his classical book design and use of serif typeface. His work includes Montaigne (1901) and Centaur (1915) typefaces, the Oxford Lectern Bible (1935), The Odyssey of Homer (1932), and The Divine Comedy (1955). The Divine Comedy was printed in an edition of 300 numbered copies, with a translation by Charles Eliot Norton, and illustrations by Rogers after designs by Botticelli. Rogers referred to this project as "the most important book of my life."1

1 Blumenthal, Joseph. Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, 1870-1957. Austin, TX: W.T. Taylory, 1989, pp.186.

Extent

54 Item(s) (5 cartons)

Language

English

Overview

Thirty-one photoengravings created by Bruce Rogers and used in printing illustrations for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (New York: Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, 1955).

Arrangement

Plates are arranged by size.

Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Dimensions

Photoengraving plates are 36 cm. or smaller.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Cary Collection staff, date unknown.

Finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, February 2012.
Title
Bruce Rogers Divine Comedy photoengravings
Subtitle
Cary Special Collections
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
27 February 2012
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English

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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