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[BKARTS] American Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929

I am pleased to announce that the Limited Edition of American Decorated Publishers' Bindings, 1872-1929 is now available for immediate delivery. Copies are in the Gallery, if you are near Hudson, NY, or may be ordered online. The 54 copies ordered pre-publication have all been shipped to the subscribers.

If you would like to see a copy and are not near Hudson, you may want to visit a library near you that has one. It is likely to be in Special Collections/Rare Books. Institutions that now have copies include:

Princeton University Library
The University of Chicago Library
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
The Grolier Club, New York City
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Boston Athenaeum
The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
The Honnold/Mudd Library of the Clermont Colleges, CA
Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Shields Library, University of California-Davis
University of Idaho Library, Moscow
Arizona State University Library, Tempe
Reed College Library, Portland, OR
Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
McGill University Library, Montreal, Quebec
North Carolina State University Library, Raleigh
Michigan State University Library, East Lansing
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Library, Kansas City, MO
FSU/John and Mable Ringlng Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Winterthur Museum Library, Delaware
California State Library, Sacramento
University of Alberta Library
Columbia College Chicago Library
Young Research Library, UCLA
University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis
University of Central Florida Library, Orlando
New Mexico State University Library, Las Cruces
New Hampshire Institute of Art Library, Manchester
Amon Carter Museum Library, Fort Worth, TX

The Limited Edition was printed in Atlanta, GA on an Indigo 5000 digital offset press. The catalog includes 500 designs, with color illustrations of about 250 printed in the text sections and another hundred or so as smaller images in the checklist. This edition is issued in a foil-stamped Hahnemuhle Bugra-Butten paper wrapper. If your e-mail accepts html, the photo at the top of this message shows the wrapper. There is also a dust jacket of gray Rives BFK reproducing in black archival inkjet the line art from which the stamping die was made. A CD-ROM accompanies it, with high resolution images of all the books and variants in the collection, and the database file in .xls and .txt formats.

The Deluxe Edition of 25 copies is printed by photographic quality archival inkjet in my studio. It is slightly larger in format, and the checklist includes color images of all the cover art not in the text sections, for a total of over 500 images. This edition is in a stamped cloth binding that is adapted from one of the designs in the collection. The CD-ROM is mounted in the back cover of this edition. Printing was delayed on this edition when the paper shipment arrived with the grain running the wrong way, and further delayed when magenta ink was on back-order. but the subscribers' copies are now printed and are being bound. They should be shipping in about two weeks. New subscriptions for the Deluxe Edition will be made when ordered, and will take about a month to produce. Twelve copies are available.

The CD-ROM is also available by itself, for immediate delivery, and includes the complete Deluxe Edition text and illustrations in PDF format, the database with images, and the html version of the checklist.

A sample two-page spread is at

The archive of the exhibition, with installation photos, is at

Catalog ordering information is at

Best regards,


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