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Re: [BKARTS] American Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929


I thought you might like to see this - the period is a bit later than what
you're studying, but it still certainly looks like a pretty book!  It might
be a nice addition to our collection here in Spec...


On 12/3/06, Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

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

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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