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Diggings from many ampersandhogs.

Author: Bruce Rogers; Frederic W Goudy; Typophiles (New York, N.Y.); Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress); Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: [New York] : Typophiles, 1936, ©1937.
Series: Typophile chap books, C.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the topics bandied about by the Typophiles, a New York group of book lovers, at their irregular luncheons in the 1930's was the ampersand, the useful connector that signifies "and" in Latin. Enamored of its whimsical curves and curlicues, the Typophiles finally put together in 1936 "Diggings from Many Ampersandhogs" (ouch!) a lively volume of tributes to the "&" by American printers and designers." (from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Rogers; Frederic W Goudy; Typophiles (New York, N.Y.); Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress); Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 1323080
Notes: Contains specially printed contributions from various presses, including F.W. Goudy's Ands & ampersands (also issued separately), and Bruce Rogers's Amalgamating ampersands.
"One hundred twenty five copies"--Preliminary p. [22].
Laid in are Ampersands across the sea ([4] p.) and " ... supplementary verses dug up by ampersandhog B[ruce] R[ogers] especially for Lew Alliger's & John Fass's copies of this Typophiles' keepsake" ([1] p.) The former is called for in Contents.
LC has copy no. 1.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm
Contents: Diggings from many ampersands (title page) --
Why a book on ampersands / Paul A. Bennett --
Mystical reflections on the ampersand / Lawrence C. Wroth --
&, as the Egyptians might have used it / George F. Trenholm --
Typographic ampersands / George Hornby --
& Ampersand Mountain & Lake & Stream / Charles M. Adams --
The ampersandman / Paul Standard --
Ands & ampersands / Frederick W. Gouldy [52 p.] --
The Ampersand Machine / Albert Schiller --
Sampans & ampersands Raymond Lufkin --
Recipe for ampersand making / Paul Standard, George T. Bailey and Wiiliam Edwin Rudge III --
On ampersands in calligraphy / Desmond Flower, Richard Ellis, Haddon Craftsman --
The ampersand: sign of continuity / Paul Standard --
Handwriting of the Renaissance --
John Ampersand, my Jo / Edmund B Thompson, E.B. T. and Ralph Fales --
A map from the 1714 English edition of Los Gouditajos / W.A. Dwiggins, Elmer Adler --
The ampersand in schoolroom, song & barroom / Charles M. Adams --
Amalgamating ampersand / Bruce Rogers --
The Abcdampersand / Carl Puddington Rollins --
The apologia of the ampersand / Christopher Morley --
Abisselfa-M-AM, etc. / Charles M. Adams, T. Robert Stumpf --
The ampersand constellation / Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lewis F. Whiite --
A voyage of Mr. Gulliver's to the island of the et Cetereans & Ampersandians / Anthony Hillyer, map by L.W. Froehlich --
& Aphodite / Hesiod 884 B.C., translated by Charle Elton 1815, designed by Robert Foster --
Ampersandana-a new path in book collecting / Charles M. Adams --
"Of all the types in a printer's hand ..." / Punch April 17, 1868 / Arthur W. Rushmore --
Ampersands of modern Minnneapoilis / Paul W. Main and Emerson Wulling --
Some new light on the genesis of the ampersand / Melbert B. Cary, Jr. --
Ampersand reduced / Hortense Ansorge & Enst Reichl --
& cetera-symbol of oblivion / His humble servant, and per se and / Charles A. Adams, Reynard Biemiller --
The magnificent ampersands / Douglas Hoxey Smith, Wlliam Edwin Rudge's Sons --
Little Orphan Ampersand / Earl H. Emmons --
The legend of the ampersand / Helmut Lehmann-Haupt --
Ampersand, the symbol unique / Morris Schrieber, illustrations by Roger Duvoisin ; Ralph Duenewald, The Ampersand Press, N.Y.
Series Title: Typophile chap books, C.

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"One of the topics bandied about by the Typophiles, a New York group of book lovers, at their irregular luncheons in the 1930's was the ampersand, the useful connector that signifies "and" in Latin. Enamored of its whimsical curves and curlicues, the Typophiles finally put together in 1936 "Diggings from Many Ampersandhogs" (ouch!) a lively volume of tributes to the "&" by American printers and designers." (from nytimes.com/1999/09/24/books/art-review) (Ode to well-made books and the art of printing by Grace Glueck). Ms. Glueck notes this small book was one one of 100 chosen for a display at the Grolier Club called "A century for the Century: Fine Printed Books 1900-1999." Two Grolier members, Martin Hutner and Jerry Kelly chose what they considered the 100 best examples of fine-press printing in the 20th century. A "witty" book which contains humor and humorous illustrations, as well as fine printing.

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The Last Word on the Ampersand

by Rbolick (WorldCat user published 2021-03-07) Good Permalink
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Isn’t it surprising that, given the greater frequency in human discourse of “yeah, but” over “yeah, and”, we can write “yeah, &”, but there is no logogram for “but”? No one can say that the last word has been said,...
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