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The museum’s collection includes publications, archival records, and objects relating to bookbinding, the book industry, labor history, and rare/fine books. Contact the Collections Manager for more information.
"Notice. How to Open a Book." ; "Shakespeare criticism" library checkout card; ...
"Notice. How to Open a Book." ; "Shakespeare criticism" library checkout card; ...
Collectible
"PAY-DAY" band die
"PAY-DAY" band die
Object/Artifact
"We" / Charles A. Lindbergh
"We" / Charles A. Lindbergh
Book
1mm Dot Hand Stamp
1mm Dot Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
2mm Dot Hand Stamp
2mm Dot Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
8-Bobbin Thread Rack
8-Bobbin Thread Rack
Object/Artifact
A Child
A Child's History of England / Charles Dickens
Book
A Complete History of the Life and Trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, Assassin of President Garfield / H.G. and C.J. Hayes
A Complete History of the Life and Trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, Assassin of President Garfield / H.G. and C.J. Hayes
Book
A Cousin
A Cousin's Conspiracy / Horatio Alger, Jr.
Book
A Dog of Flanders / Ouida (Louisa de la Rame)
A Dog of Flanders / Ouida (Louisa de la Rame)
Book
A Foregone Conclusion / W.D. Howells
A Foregone Conclusion / W.D. Howells
Book
A Hole in the Wall / Louisa M. Alcott
A Hole in the Wall / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
A Japanese Nightingale / Onoto Watanna
A Japanese Nightingale / Onoto Watanna
Book
A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath / James Lane Allen
A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath / James Lane Allen
Book
A Little Book of Tribune Verse: A Number of Hitherto Uncollected Poems, Grave and Gay / Eugene Field
A Little Book of Tribune Verse: A Number of Hitherto Uncollected Poems, Grave and Gay / Eugene Field
Book
A Maid in Arcady / Ralph Henry Barbour
A Maid in Arcady / Ralph Henry Barbour
Book
A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman, Wrecked on the Coast of Madagascar in 1792
A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East Indiaman, Wrecked on the Coast of Madagascar in 1792
Book
A Pretty Tory / Jeanie Gould Lincoln
A Pretty Tory / Jeanie Gould Lincoln
Book
A Rebellious Heroine / John Kendrick Bangs
A Rebellious Heroine / John Kendrick Bangs
Book
A Room of One
A Room of One's Own / Virginia Woolf
Book
A Sky Empty of Orion
A Sky Empty of Orion
Book
A Song of Life
A Song of Life
Book
A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed
A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed
Book
A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed
A Spinner in the Sun / Myrtle Reed
Book
A Study in Human Nature / Lyman Abbott, D.D.
A Study in Human Nature / Lyman Abbott, D.D.
Book
A Voyage to Brobdingnag Made by Lemuel Gulliver in the Year MDCCII / Jonathan Swift
A Voyage to Brobdingnag Made by Lemuel Gulliver in the Year MDCCII / Jonathan Swift
Book
A Weaver of Dreams / Myrtle Reed
A Weaver of Dreams / Myrtle Reed
Book
A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan / Gertrude Adams Fisher
A Woman Alone in the Heart of Japan / Gertrude Adams Fisher
Book
A sailor
A sailor's log : recollections of forty years of naval life / by Robley D. Evans.
Book
A sketch of the firm of Houghton Mifflin & Company publishers, together with a description of The Riverside Press at Cambridge Massachusetts.
A sketch of the firm of Houghton Mifflin & Company publishers, together with a description of The Riverside Press at Cambridge Massachusetts.
Book
A system of modern geography ... illustrated by an atlas of eighteen maps ... By S. Augustus Mitchell ...
A system of modern geography ... illustrated by an atlas of eighteen maps ... By S. Augustus Mitchell ...
Book
ARLINGTON [Book Cloth Sample Catalog]
ARLINGTON [Book Cloth Sample Catalog]
Publication
About England with Dickens / Alfred Rimmer
About England with Dickens / Alfred Rimmer
Book
Addresses / Phillips Brooks
Addresses / Phillips Brooks
Book
Aesop
Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset / J.B. Rundell
Book
African Game Trails / Theodore Roosevelt
African Game Trails / Theodore Roosevelt
Book
African Game Trails / Theodore Roosevelt
African Game Trails / Theodore Roosevelt
Book
Aftermath /James Lane Allen
Aftermath /James Lane Allen
Book
Agate Burnisher
Agate Burnisher
Object/Artifact
Agate burnisher
Agate burnisher
Object/Artifact
Allusion & Imagery in the Book Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman Catalogue 2 / Adrienne Horowitz Kitts
Allusion & Imagery in the Book Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman Catalogue 2 / Adrienne Horowitz Kitts
Book
American Folk Painters of Three Centuries
American Folk Painters of Three Centuries
Book
An English Village: A New Edition of Wild Life in a Southern County / Richard Jefferies
An English Village: A New Edition of Wild Life in a Southern County / Richard Jefferies
Book
An Island Garden / Celia Thaxter
An Island Garden / Celia Thaxter
Book
An Island Garden / Celia Thaxter
An Island Garden / Celia Thaxter
Book
An Old-Fashioned Girl / Louisa M. Alcott
An Old-Fashioned Girl / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Andes baja
Andes baja
Photograph
Annular band die
Annular band die
Object/Artifact
Annular motif band die
Annular motif band die
Object/Artifact
Around Old Chester / Margaret Deland
Around Old Chester / Margaret Deland
Book
Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940.
Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940.
Book
Ascutney Street: A Neighborhood Story / Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney
Ascutney Street: A Neighborhood Story / Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney
Book
Aspire to the Beautiful, The Life of Cedric Chivers
Aspire to the Beautiful, The Life of Cedric Chivers
Book
Assalide: Dichtung aus der Zeit der provençalischen Troubadours / Julius Wolff
Assalide: Dichtung aus der Zeit der provençalischen Troubadours / Julius Wolff
Book
At Sundown / John Greenleaf Whittier
At Sundown / John Greenleaf Whittier
Book
At the Back of the North Wind / George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind / George MacDonald
Book
At the Court of the Maharaja
At the Court of the Maharaja
Book
Aunt Amity
Aunt Amity's Silver Wedding and Other Stories / Ruth McEnery Stuart
Book
Aunt Jo
Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, etc. / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Avian ornament die
Avian ornament die
Object/Artifact
BABEL baja
BABEL baja
Photograph
Baby
Baby's Kingdom / Annie F. Cox
Book
Backing hammer
Backing hammer
Object/Artifact
Backing hammer
Backing hammer
Object/Artifact
Backing hammer
Backing hammer
Object/Artifact
Bahaus ABC
Bahaus ABC's ; Motion / by Pamela S. Wood.
Book
Band Nipper Tool
Band Nipper Tool
Object/Artifact
Band die
Band die
Object/Artifact
Beating hammer.
Beating hammer.
Object/Artifact
Beautiful bookbindings : a thousand years of the bookbinder
Beautiful bookbindings : a thousand years of the bookbinder's art / P.J.M. Marks.
Book
Before Adam / Jack London
Before Adam / Jack London
Book
Billets-doux
Billets-doux
Book
Binder
Binder's table
Object/Artifact
Binding Jig
Binding Jig
Object/Artifact
Bindings / Jill Oriane Tarlau
Bindings / Jill Oriane Tarlau
Book
Bindings and Techniques with Hugo Peller
Bindings and Techniques with Hugo Peller
Object/Artifact
Birds Worth Knowing / Neltje Blanchan
Birds Worth Knowing / Neltje Blanchan
Book
Black & White / Pamela S. Wood.
Black & White / Pamela S. Wood.
Book
Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks / Ralph Connor
Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks / Ralph Connor
Book
Board shear
Board shear
Object/Artifact
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
Object/Artifact
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
Object/Artifact
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
Object/Artifact
Bone Tool
Bone Tool
Object/Artifact
Bone folders (2)
Bone folders (2)
Object/Artifact
Book Cloth [Fabric Sample Catalog]
Book Cloth [Fabric Sample Catalog]
Publication
Book Press
Book Press
Object/Artifact
Book Show 1980
Book Show 1980
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Knife
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinding Jig
Bookbinding Jig
Object/Artifact
Bookbinding Plough
Bookbinding Plough
Object/Artifact
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1972
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1972
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1973
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1973
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1975
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1975
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1978
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1978
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1979
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1979
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1983
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1983
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show Catalog 1981
Bookbuilders West Book Show Catalog 1981
Publication
Bookbuilders West Book Show Catalog 1982
Bookbuilders West Book Show Catalog 1982
Publication
Books_1
Books_1
Photograph
Books_23
Books_23
Photograph
Books_end
Books_end
Photograph
Boookcalf [Leather Sample Catalog]
Boookcalf [Leather Sample Catalog]
Publication
Bound for beauty -- great literature and great art meet in one artist
Bound for beauty -- great literature and great art meet in one artist's books
Publication
Box of gold cradles
Box of gold cradles
Object/Artifact
Box of leather & skin pieces
Box of leather & skin pieces
Object/Artifact
Bracebridge Hall / Washington Irving
Bracebridge Hall / Washington Irving
Book
Bracebridge Hall; Or, The Humorists, A Medley / Geoffrey Crayon
Bracebridge Hall; Or, The Humorists, A Medley / Geoffrey Crayon
Book
Brass bookbinders
Brass bookbinders' pallet
Object/Artifact
Brass cross
Brass cross
Object/Artifact
Brass frame
Brass frame
Object/Artifact
Buchbinderei I & II
Buchbinderei I & II
Publication
Burlesques / William Makepeace Thackeray
Burlesques / William Makepeace Thackeray
Book
COCKERELL, FRENCH MARBLE, BERTINI DECORATIVE PAPERS [Sample Book]
COCKERELL, FRENCH MARBLE, BERTINI DECORATIVE PAPERS [Sample Book]
Publication
COLUMNA BAJA
COLUMNA BAJA
Photograph
Candle-Lightin
Candle-Lightin' Time / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Book
Catalog of Supplies
Catalog of Supplies
Publication
Caxton: The Description of Britain
Caxton: The Description of Britain
Book
Celebrated American Indians / S.G. Goodrich
Celebrated American Indians / S.G. Goodrich
Book
Chalice plate die
Chalice plate die
Object/Artifact
Checkered full cover die
Checkered full cover die
Object/Artifact
Chieftain Goat [Leather Sample Catalog]
Chieftain Goat [Leather Sample Catalog]
Publication
Child Life in Prose / John Greenleaf Whittier
Child Life in Prose / John Greenleaf Whittier
Book
Chosen Poems / Henry Van Dyke
Chosen Poems / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Christie
Christie's Christmas / Pansy
Book
Cinq-Mars
Cinq-Mars
Book
Circle Outline Hand Stamp
Circle Outline Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Coat of arms medallion die
Coat of arms medallion die
Object/Artifact
Coat of arms ornament die
Coat of arms ornament die
Object/Artifact
Coat of arms ornament die
Coat of arms ornament die
Object/Artifact
Colette / Jeanne Schultz
Colette / Jeanne Schultz
Book
Colonial Days & Ways
Colonial Days & Ways
Book
Companionable Books / Henry Van Dyke
Companionable Books / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Composing Stick
Composing Stick
Object/Artifact
Cooper On Asbury: The Substance of a Funeral Discourse
Cooper On Asbury: The Substance of a Funeral Discourse
Book
Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis
Book
Counterpunch : making type in the sixteenth century, designing typefaces now
Counterpunch : making type in the sixteenth century, designing typefaces now
Book
Country Stories / Mary Russell Mitford
Country Stories / Mary Russell Mitford
Book
Cover Material Sales, Inc.
Cover Material Sales, Inc.
Publication
Covering In Full Leather Fine Binding
Covering In Full Leather Fine Binding
Object/Artifact
Covering in Full Leather Fine Binding
Covering in Full Leather Fine Binding
Object/Artifact
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Book
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Book
Cross band die
Cross band die
Object/Artifact
Curiosities of the Bible / Rev. J.H. Vincent
Curiosities of the Bible / Rev. J.H. Vincent
Book
Curling Leaves and Buds Hand Stamps (Symmetrical Set)
Curling Leaves and Buds Hand Stamps (Symmetrical Set)
Object/Artifact
Cursus Sanctae Mariae--Morgan MS.739
Cursus Sanctae Mariae--Morgan MS.739
Book
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Curve-Pattern Support Flag
Object/Artifact
DSC_0061 B baja bn
DSC_0061 B baja bn
Photograph
Daisy Miller / Henry James
Daisy Miller / Henry James
Book
Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman
Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's Pictorial Record of Gospel, Temperance, Mission, and Rescue Work "in His Name" ... / Helen Campbell, Thomas W. Knox, Thomas Byrnes
Book
Das Heideprinzesschen / E. Marlitt
Das Heideprinzesschen / E. Marlitt
Book
David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
Book
Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley : A Reprint from "The Spectator"
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley : A Reprint from "The Spectator"
Book
De toute son ame
De toute son ame
Book
Delphine
Delphine
Book
Den Stora Makten: Ett Avsnitt av en Ung Mans Liv
Den Stora Makten: Ett Avsnitt av en Ung Mans Liv
Book
Denizens of the Deep / Frank T. Bullen
Denizens of the Deep / Frank T. Bullen
Book
Der Gute Ton in allen Lebenslagen / Franz Ebhardt
Der Gute Ton in allen Lebenslagen / Franz Ebhardt
Book
Diamond Shaped Filigree Hand Stamp
Diamond Shaped Filigree Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Dick Duncan: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
Dick Duncan: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
Book
Die Bergpsalmen / Joseph Victor von Scheffel
Die Bergpsalmen / Joseph Victor von Scheffel
Book
Die Schwestern / Georg Ebers
Die Schwestern / Georg Ebers
Book
Dieu dans la nature
Dieu dans la nature
Book
Divider
Divider
Object/Artifact
Divider
Divider
Object/Artifact
Divider
Divider
Object/Artifact
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Object/Artifact
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Object/Artifact
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Dogtooth Agate Burnishing Tool
Object/Artifact
Dogtown: Being Some Chapters from the Annals of the Waddles Family, Set Down in the Language of Housepeople / Mabel Osgood Wright
Dogtown: Being Some Chapters from the Annals of the Waddles Family, Set Down in the Language of Housepeople / Mabel Osgood Wright
Book
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall / Charles Major
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall / Charles Major
Book
Dotted Flower Hand Stamp
Dotted Flower Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Double Lined Pallet Fillets
Double Lined Pallet Fillets
Object/Artifact
Double-ended tool
Double-ended tool
Object/Artifact
Dragon ornament die
Dragon ornament die
Object/Artifact
Dream Days / Kenneth Grahame
Dream Days / Kenneth Grahame
Book
Dreams In Homespun / Sam Walter Foss
Dreams In Homespun / Sam Walter Foss
Book
Dredge Pen Case
Dredge Pen Case
Object/Artifact
Dredge Pen Case
Dredge Pen Case
Object/Artifact
Droll Stories Collected From the Abbeys of Touraine / Honoré De Balzac
Droll Stories Collected From the Abbeys of Touraine / Honoré De Balzac
Book
Dry-Tab Sealer
Dry-Tab Sealer
Object/Artifact
Eastlake full cover die
Eastlake full cover die
Object/Artifact
Eight cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill / Louisa M. Alcott
Eight cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Einkehr und Umschau; Neueste Dichtungen / Friedrich Bodenstedt
Einkehr und Umschau; Neueste Dichtungen / Friedrich Bodenstedt
Book
Elizabeth and Her German Garden / Elizabeth von Armin
Elizabeth and Her German Garden / Elizabeth von Armin
Book
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