The Aries Press Book

The Aries Press of Eden, New York

The Aries Press was an American private press founded by Spencer Kellogg, Jr., in the 1920s. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, the Aries Press produced exceptional examples of fine printing. Richard Kegler documents its colorful history accompanied by fine illustrations and samples from the Press.

The digital version of Frederic Goudy’s Aries typeface, was released by P22 in 2003 and the result of Kegler’s ongoing research into the history of this type and the Aries Press are collected into this book. The regular edition of this book was released by RIT Press and is available from RIT Press directly.

This deluxe edition of The Aries Press is a collaboration with P22 Type Foundry, RIT Press, and Wells College Press. It features:

  • Additional letterpress printed pages, including a frontispiece printed on the Kelmscott-Goudy Albion Press at Rochester Institute of Technology

  • A specimen of Dard Hunter’s Roycroft alphabet printed from wood type

  • Re-strikes from original Aries Press blocks

  • An original leaf from The Ghost Ship printed at the Aries Press

  • Hardback case binding in Japanese Marine Blue cloth

  • Tipped-on spine label

  • Custom marbled endpapers by Stephen Pittelkow

  • Hand bound by Richard Kegler at Wells College Press

  • Signed and numbered edition of 50

Only 50 copies of the deluxe edition will be made with the first copies available now!

The Aries Press Book—Deluxe Edition - $200 purchase
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