Readings from the Caxtonian
Presented below are selected articles of general interest.
World Traveler, Famed Storyteller
September 1997 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of W. Somerset Maugham's first novel, Liza of Lambeth. Over the next sixty years he became one of the most successful writers of all time.
STA and The Caxton Club
in the Final Years of Letterpress
When the Type Workshop began, as an offshoot of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, it was focused
on design as an activity almost exclusively typographic.
For the Love of Letterpress,
a Tradition Continues in Chicago
In 1952 a letterpress workshop was started by the Society of Typographic Arts and first located in the basement of Chicago's Newberry Library.
Dr. Kittle and Dr. Doyle—
Kinsmen Through Medicine and Belle Letters
There is a kinship between Caxtonian Fred Kittle and English litterateur, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, that transcends the usual relationship of collector and the one collected. It is safe to say that few know Dr. Doyle as Dr. Kittle does. Both were trained as physicians, both cultivated broad interests from their earliest years, and both surrounded themselves with the legacies of literary and artistic accomplishment.
Hemingway in Oak Park:
Memorialized in Home and Museum
This is a discussion of preparations for the Centennial Celebration of Hemingways birth. Restoration of his Oak Park home and a scholarly conference are planned. Also includes a list of his books.
A Passion for Books Created
The Abel Berland Library
A visit to the Berland library, equally remarkable for its quality and range, is lovingly described by Caxtonian Robert Cotner.
Remembering Victor Hammer and RHM
Two master craftsmen brought together through the mutual reverence for punch cutting.
Letter from Hermann Zapf
Correspondence from Hermann Zapf in response to receiving his copy of the History of the Caxton Club printed for the 1995 centennial.
Book Illustrators: Inspiring Love and
Delight in Observant Readers
Discussion of the necessary connection between illustrator and the work being illustrated.