Bruce Rogers Divine Comedy photoengravings
Scope and Contents
The collection includes twenty-two small photoengravings of decorated initials and one photoengraving of the colophon page device containing Bruce Rogers' initials used in printing illustrations for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (New York: Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, 1955).
- Creation: 1955
- Rogers, Bruce (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) was an American typographer and book designer. Rogers is known for his classical book design and use of serif typeface. His work includes Montaigne (1901) and Centaur (1915) typefaces, the Oxford Lectern Bible (1935), The Odyssey of Homer (1932), and The Divine Comedy (1955). The Divine Comedy was printed in an edition of 300 numbered copies, with a translation by Charles Eliot Norton, and illustrations by Rogers after designs by Botticelli. Rogers referred to this project as "the most important book of my life."1
1 Blumenthal, Joseph. Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, 1870-1957. Austin, TX: W.T. Taylory, 1989, pp.186.
54 Item(s) (5 cartons)
Thirty-one photoengravings created by Bruce Rogers and used in printing illustrations for The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (New York: Bruce Rogers and the Press of A. Colish, 1955).
Plates are arranged by size.
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Photoengraving plates are 36 cm. or smaller.
Collection processed by Cary Collection staff, date unknown.
Finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, February 2012.
- Bruce Rogers Divine Comedy photoengravings
- Cary Special Collections
- Amy Vilz
- 27 February 2012
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