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Victor Hammer founded the Hammer Press in Aurora, New York, during the 1940s. He produced eighteen bibliophile editions, which he crafted, designed, cut and cast himself. He was a professor at Wells College and later founded the Wells College Press.

Hammer had studied art and architecture in Vienna. In 1922, he set up a printing press in Florence. In 1939, he fled Europe.


Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011.

"Victor Hammer." Wellsipedia: Online Encyclopedia of Wells College History, 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2012.

  • Location: Aurora, NY
  • Period: 1941-1949
  • Publisher(s): Victor Hammer (December 9, 1882, Vienna - July 10, 1967, Lexington, KY)
  • Number of Titles Published: 18