Robert Anderson worked in book and binding design at Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston from 1967 to 1970, and freelanced with the eminent R.L. Dothard from 1971 to 1981 with close association to the Stephen Greene Press book publishers. Subsequently Anderson began publishing private limited edition books. Anderson has been a member of the Society of Printers in Boston since 1976 and the Club of Odd Volumes since 2001.