Publications

The Society of Printers has issued numerous publications for members, and the public.
An abbreviated, illustrated list is available here.  |   manicule denotes In-Print titles for sale.

Books

  • The Development of Printing as an Art - 1906
  • Giambattista Bodoni of Parma, by T. M. Cleland - 1916
  • Address of William Dana Orcutt, Esqr - 1940
  • A Testimonial Dinner to William Dana Orcutt - 1942
  • Miscellany: A Co-operative Venture in Wartime Printing Produced by Members for Private Distribution to the Society - 1945
  • Printing as an Art: A History of the Society of Printers, Boston, 1905–1955, by Ray Nash. Published for the Society of Printers by Harvard University Press - 1955
  • D. B. Updike and John Bianchi: A Note on Their Association, by Daniel B. Bianchi - 1966
  • Aesopic | 24 Bewick wood engravings with couplets by Anthony Hecht. Designed by Leonard Baskin and printed at the Gehenna Press- 1968
  • Benjamin Franklin, Printer edited by James Mooney - 1970
  • The Trajan Inscription, with an Essay by Father Edward Catich - 1974
  • A Biographical Directory of the Society of Printers - 1974
  • The Suffolk Resolves, 1774, edited and with an introduction by James E. Mooney - 1976
  • The Riverside Press in Retrospect: 1852–1971, by Charles A. Rheault, Jr. - 1979
  • SP at Seventy-five: The Society of Printers, 1955–1980, by Charles A. Rheault, Jr. - 1981
  • Type Pi: Recipes from Members of the Society of Printers - 1983.
  • T. J. Lyons: A Biography and Critical Essay, by Al Gowan - 1987
  • Society of Printers Yearbook, 1993–1994 - 1994
  • A Biographical Directory of the Society of Printers - 1999
  • Strings Attached: Dorothy Abbe, Her Work and WAD, by Anne C. Bromer.
    Co-published by the Boston Public Library - 2001
  • SP at Seventy-five: The Society of Printers, 1955–1980, by Charles A. Rheault, Jr.
    Reprinted 2005
  • The SP Century, edited by Scott-Martin Kosofsky
    Co-published by the Boston Public Library, in association with Oak Knoll Press - 2006
  • In the School of Baskin, Three Essays by Bruce Chandler, Lance Hidy, and Barry Moser - 2008
  • Printing Office Collection, Books in the printing library of Roderick Stinehour - 2010
  • The Book Cover Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman. The transcript of a talk given by the late Sue Allen at the 2002 Society of Printers Annual Meeting - 2012

Pamphlets and Keepsakes

  • The Society of Printers - 1905
  • “Harvard Course in Printing” pamphlet - 1916
  • Reports of the President and Treasurer - 1914
  • Public Library of the City of Boston - 1924
  • “The Caslon Crowd” Carl Purington Rollins - 1924
  • “Wood Engraving and Wood Engravers” Hiram Campbell Merrill - 1937
  • “Founders’ Day” commentary by Ray Nash - 1945
  • “The Work of Carl Purington Rollins” - 1950
  • “The Trend of the Fifty of ’Fifty-two” Ronald Murray - 1953
  • “The Seven Champions of Typography” Daniel Berkeley Updike - 1955
  • “Printing as an Art” Ray Nash 1956
  • “WAD: To Celebrate a Life” Dorothy Abbe - 1957
  • “A Typographic Disquisition,” Joseph Blumenthal - 1969
  • “Printerum est errere” edited by James Mooney - 1972
  • “Truth and the Obligation of the Printer” by Benjamin Franklin | designed and printed by David Godine and Associates - 1973
  • Seventy-fifth Anniversary Alphabet, drawn by John Benson - 1980
  • “The Crew of the Ship ‘Earth,’ ” W. A. Dwiggins - 1981
  • “D. B. Updike on the Aims of the Society of Printers” - 1983
  • “Caslon Flowers” W. A. Dwiggins - 1983
  • “Remarks” Barry Moser - 1986
  • “Stephen Harvard on ‘The Electronic Scriptorium’ ” - 1989
  • “The Preface to the Second Edition of Printing Types” Daniel Berkeley Updike - 1993
  • Folder for 1994–95 SP meeting announcements - 1995
  • “On Membership” Victor Curran - 1997
  • Calendar 2003–04 - 2003
  • Centennial Keepsake Box containing 37 individual keepsakes - 2005

Membership Rosters and Directories

Membership rosters and directories were produced for the following years:

1915, 1915–16, 1916–17, 1931, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1943–44, 1950–51, 1957, 1965, 1971, 1979, 1984, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007–2008, 2010–2011, and 2012-2013.