The collection was formed from items originally acquired by UCC Library from 1951-1987. The collection also holds printed stock lists and catalogues, as well as bibliographies and works about the Dolmen Press.
There are 309 items in the collection.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Dolmen Press.
The collection is open.
Liam and Josephine Miller founded Dolmen Press in 1951. In 1951 Liam acquired an Adana hand press from Blanaid and Cecil Ffrench Salkeld which they had used for their Gayfield Press, with a case of Bodoni type. Dolmen Press took printing jobs from publishers as well as theatres, art galleries, businesses and individuals. Dolmen Press was initially founded to provide a publishing outlet for Irish poetry and the work of Irish artists but the scope of the Press grew to include prose literature by Irish authors as well as a broad range of critical works about Irish literature and theatre. In 1969, the Press published Thomas Kinsella's translation of The Táin which featured illustrations by Louis le Brocquy. The Press operated in Dublin from 1951 until Liam Miller's death in 1987.
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