Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings
Don't know where to start? Curious about a particular designer? Try searching for "Margaret Armstrong" to see all the bindings in the collection designed by her. Want to explore by era? Search "1880s" to see all the bindings that were designed in that decade.
The Kathleen V. Roberts Collection is the work of many years of collecting and it highlights the changing styles and aesthetics of the decades of cloth-bound publishers' bindings, from their beginnings in the 1830s, to their gradual decline in favor of printed dust jackets in the early 20th century.