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The Legacy Press


The Legacy Press


Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts



Essays on the Art of Printing


Vol. 1


Rebecca M. Chung, editor

A new  The Legacy Press series, Impressions encompasses all of the printing arts, including relief, intaglio, lithography, and serigraphy, as well as related arts, such as stamping, stenciling, and pochoir.


Vol. 1 of Impressions – expected in early 2020 – is devoted to women and printing, historical and current. Authors and essay titles include the following:

Juliana Castro   •


Rebecca M. Chung   •


E. Haven Hawley   •


Karen Holmberg   •


Kitty Maryatt   •


Kathleen A. Walkup   •



Miranda Garno Nesler   •


Dianne Roman   •


Cita: A Feminist Open-Access Digital Library and Print-on-Demand


Ann Mikolowski, Artist and Printer for The Alternative Press


The Women behind Pornography in Nineteenth-Century America


Three Women Printers Interviewed: Felicia Rice, Cathy Deforest, and Mary Laird


Pochoir and La Prose du Transsibérien


Bookmaking on the Distaff Side: Edna Beilsenson, Club of  Printing Women, and

Beatrice Warde


 Elizabeth Holt, First Printer of Locke's Essays Concerning Human Understanding


The Medusa in the Print Shop: Establishing a Canon of Women Players in the Early American Printing Trade

Editor: Rebecca M. Chung has been involved in the printing arts as a textual scholar, book historian, and archivist. She is a practical printer, bibliographer, and information specialist (preservation, archives). Rebecca is particularly interested in the materiality of printed texts and images, as well as their history of textual transmission (in all media including digital).


We are taking essays for Vol. 2, which is open to any Impressions topic, and if you have an essay in preparation or if you would like more information, please email Rebecca: