The Hand-Printed Book in Its Historical Context
General Catalog Course Title:
The Hand-Printed Book in Its Historical Context
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Course Thread: 
Visible Language
Instructor: 
Ferriss, Lester

The "Hand-Printed Book" is a studio course taught in the Bancroft press room. Using antique presses and 19th century type, each class produces by hand a rare first edition of a work from the Bancroft collections that has never been published before. As students learn how hand-produced books have been made in the west for the last 500 years, they are also taught about the history of the book, using examples from Bancroft's rare books and manuscripts collection.

Sample Course Syllabus:
For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.