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Typo. A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review [1887-1897] is a landmark in New Zealand printing and publishing, famous in its time, then forgotten, and now re-discovered. In addition to a wealth of information ranging from the latest domestic and international news about printing and the allied book trades, Typo includes book reviews such as Julius Vogel’s Anno Domini or Women’s Destiny, tipped in specimens featuring a full-colour cover design for Edward Tregear’s Potona, or Unknown New Zealand, and articles about the latest developments in phonography, stenography, universal language, and “Kaliografi"

Typo is the centerpiece of a three-year research project on typographical journals funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Entitled “The Printers’ Web: Typographical Journals and Global Communication Networks in the Nineteenth Century,” the project tracks the rich personal, professional, and textual interchanges between a number of printer-journalists who produced these journals. For more information about this research project, please contact the project leader, Dr. Sydney J. Shep, Senior Lecturer in Print & Book Culture, The Printer, Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington:

For more information about Typo and Robert Coupland Harding, refer to Dr. Sydney J. Shep's Introduction to Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review [1887-1897]

A biography of Robert Coupland Harding is also available on the Dictionary of New Zealand biography.