Meriden Gravure Company Collection


Meriden Gravure Company Collection


A selection of 84 items from the distinguished American printing houses of the Meriden Gravure Company and the Stinehour Press. The Meriden Gravure Company (in Meriden, Connecticut, United States) was founded in 1888 by Charles Parker and James F. Allen. It became renowned for its high-quality printing of books illustrating art and design history. The Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont was started by Roderick (Rocky) D Stinehour (1925-2016). In 1950 Stinehour acquired the Bisbee Press, which became the Stinehour Press in 1953, which remained in family ownership until 1998. In 1977 the Meriden Gravure Company merged with the Stinehour Press. The latter continued in operation until 2008, producing high quality art books. The collection includes a number of art gallery catalogues and fine examples of American book design and typography from the second half of the 20th century.


The books have been catalogued individually and have the shelfmark 'Mer.'.


The books were donated to the Library by Ruari McLean (see McLean Collection) between 1987 and 1992.




Meriden Gravure Company

Private presses