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Bruce Rogers

Rogers, Bruce, 1870–1957, American typographer and book designer, b. Lafayette, Ind. As printing adviser to Cambridge Univ. Press, Harvard Univ. Press, and to commercial houses specializing in limited editions and fine printing, he earned a reputation as his era's leading American book designer. Influenced by Nicolas Jenson's types, he designed the Centaur typeface and the format of the Oxford Lectern Bible (1935). Rogers also wrote Paragraphs on Printing (1943) and Pi (1953), a collection of letters, papers, and addresses.

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