During the first half of the 20th century, the press was well known for championing New Zealand's new literary talents. For example, the press was the first to print the works of Janet Frame, Allen Curnow, Charles Brasch and Ursula Bethell in book form. It's adherence to the design and typographic principles of Eric Gill and Stanley Morison is also a distinguishing feature of the press.
The Caxton Press created what became 'Landfall', a very important New Zealand literary journal. Under the direction of Leo Bensemann, the press also produced finely-printed editions of works by Milton, Coleridge, Wilde and others.
|Ref: AWNS-19131127-55-1, printing press, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
Auckland Libraries has a number of heritage resources about or by the Caxton Press, which can be viewed through the library catalogue.