The Bancroft Library Press Room Course: "The Hand Printed Book in its Historical Context"

History 200X.002

Fall 2011
375 Bancroft Library
Day & Time: 
F 1-5P

A one-semester, two-unit course open to both graduate and undergraduate students. There are no prerequisites but enrollment is limited to six and by consent of the instructor. Two sections are offered, Wednesday and Friday. Interested students should contact Les Ferriss at Under the guidance of the instructor, students will examine and discuss original printed books from the Bancroft collections, ranging from 15th century to the present. The class will also hand-set and print a small book on the Bancroft's iron handpresses. The texts are drawn from the Bancroft's manuscript collections.