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us: Cary, Melbert B., Jr., 1892-1941

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    • Melbert Brinckerhoff
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    • us: Cary, Melbert B. (Melbert Brinckerhoff), Jr., 1892-1941
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      Cary, Melbert Brinckerhoff, 1892-1941
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    • found: Modern alphabets, 1930: title page (Melbert B. Cary, Jr.)
    • found: Yale Univ. Library. A catalogue of the Cary Collection ... 1981: v. 1, p. xvii, etc. (Melbert B. Cary, Jr.)
    • found: The oath of a free-man, 1939: title page (Melbert B. Cary, Jr.)
    • found: The Press of the Woolly Whale: catalogue of an exhibition of books and printed pieces from the private press of Melbert B. Cary, Jr., New York City, at the Grosvenor Library in Buffalo, N.Y., from April 14th to 30th, 1939, 1939
    • found: A bibliography of the Village press, 1938 title page (Melbert B. Cary, Jr.)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 21, 2015 (Melbert Cary; Melbert Brinckerhoff Cary, Jr. (1892-1941) was a graphic artist who imported numerous typefaces from Europee; he married Mary Flagler Cary, an heiress of one of the founders of Standard Oil; his father, Melbert B. Cary, was the Democratic candidate for governor of Connecticut in 1902, and was the Chairman of the Democratic Party in Connecticut; .Mr Cary founded the Press of the Woolly Whale, a private press dedicated to producing fine editions of works Cary believed to be of interest and overlooked--a rejection of the private press tradition of producing only new editions of classic works; he was also director of Continental Type Founders Association, which imported typeface from Europe, including Kabel and Eve typefaces; in the 1930s, Mr. Cary was instrumental in assisting Fritz Kredel's emigration from Germany to the United States; during the 1920s and 1930s, Mr. Cary assembled a library of over 2,300 volumes about printing; Melbert Cary was also an avid collector of playing cards.; the Woolly Whale press' most renowned publication was The Devil's Bible, which was a set of playing cards using caricatures of World War I figures; in 1967, Cary's widow, Mary Flagler Cary, donated the couple's card collection to Yale University, where it currently resides in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and is referred to as the Cary Collection of Playing Cards; Cary, Jr. died of bone cancer in 1941)
    • found:, October 21, 2015 (Melbert Brinckerhoff Cary, Jr.; Melbert B. Cary, Jr.; Melbert Cary, Jr.; born November 28, 1892 in New York, New York; died May 27, 1941 in Manhattan, New York)
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    • 1981-08-12: new
    • 2015-10-24: revised
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