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The Bruce Rogers Collection

Collection of books designed by the 20th century typographer and designer, Bruce Rogers

The Centaur

Frederic Warde, in Bruce Rogers, Designer of Books, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925) acknowledged that "This book was accepted by many as the masterpiece of modern printing."  He was referring to The Centaur, published at The Montague Press in 1915, and the first to be printed in what became Rogers' signature typeface, the Centaur Type.  Only 100 copies were printed for sale, and we are fortunate to have one of those in our collection.

The Centaur

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