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The Philip Hofer Collection in the Houghton Library

A Catalogue of an Exhibition of The Philip Hofer Bequest in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts

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$35.00 • £27.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780914630036

Publication: September 2005

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8-1/2 x 11 inches

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Philip Hofer, who founded the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library, was a curator and collector of great zeal and singular taste. In this exhibition catalogue his successor, Eleanor Garvey, explores the rich legacy Hofer bequeathed to Harvard: extraordinary manuscripts, writing manuals, illustrated books, and examples of fine and unusual printing. The objects of Hofer’s fancy constitute a teaching collection and a scholarly resource of the highest kind. They also justify the reputation he earned over a long and unique career as the “Prince of the Eye.”