Book Arts Collectionsby Lee Ash
In response to the present day revival of interest in fine printing and binding, this unique volume highlights several of North America's special collections focusing on various aspects of the history and art of the book. Experts describe the scope, value, and utility of diverse collections in Canada, New York, California, Washington, New Jersey, and more, that reflect the collecting interests of librarians and private donors. Bibliophiles will be fascinated by the historical overviews of the collections on calligraphy, papermaking, bookbinding, printing, and illustration and the insight into the future direction of library acquisitions. The addition of a list of readings provides a basic framework and helpful suggestions for further reading on the topics covered in this definitive book.
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