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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
'Oasis' Niger Goatskin from Russell
Publication
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 Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 184
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 184
Publication
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 583
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 583
Publication
A Guide to Supplies and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 984
A Guide to Supplies and Equipment for the Printer, Catalog 984
Publication
A Guide to genuine gold leaf application
A Guide to genuine gold leaf application
Publication
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 catalog for Japanese papers by Washi no Mise
A catalog for Japanese papers by Washi no Mise
Publication
A color sample sheet by Gane for book cloth
A color sample sheet by Gane for book cloth
Publication
A flyer for a paper drying rack fro Preservation Equipment
A flyer for a paper drying rack fro Preservation Equipment
Publication
A letter and catalog from Paper Technologies about wove endleaf
A letter and catalog from Paper Technologies about wove endleaf
Publication
A letter from Paper Technologies with a catalog for waterleaf, glassine, and cellulose powder
A letter from Paper Technologies with a catalog for waterleaf, glassine, and cellulose powder
Publication
A list of the long term impact of the flood in Florence
A list of the long term impact of the flood in Florence
Object/Artifact
A price list for French tools, and a catalog for brass tools
A price list for French tools, and a catalog for brass tools
Archive
A sailor
A sailor's log : recollections of forty years of naval life / by Robley D. Evans.
Book
A set of catalogs from Paper Technologies
A set of catalogs from Paper Technologies
Publication
A set of samples from Paper Technologies
A set of samples from Paper Technologies
Publication
A sheet of HDPE with an ad for the Rescube
A sheet of HDPE with an ad for the Rescube
Publication
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
A/N/W
A/N/W's Museum Mounting Board
Publication
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
Aiko
Aiko's Japanese Handmade Paper
Publication
Alberto Valese marbled paper sample book
Alberto Valese marbled paper sample book
Publication
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
Announcement, catalog, and samples for transparent paper and polyester
Announcement, catalog, and samples for transparent paper and polyester
Publication
Announcements from The Boookbinder
Announcements from The Boookbinder's Warehouse
Publication
Annular band die
Annular band die
Object/Artifact
Annular motif band die
Annular motif band die
Object/Artifact
Antique Papers by Talas
Antique Papers by Talas
Publication
Archival Product
Archival Product's 1994 catalog
Publication
Archival Products Catalog 1992
Archival Products Catalog 1992
Publication
Archival Products Catalog, 1992
Archival Products Catalog, 1992
Publication
Archival Quality Papers & Boards
Archival Quality Papers & Boards
Publication
Archivart acid-free boards
Archivart acid-free boards
Publication
Archivart announcement and samples
Archivart announcement and samples
Archive
Archivart box of boards
Archivart box of boards
Publication
Around Old Chester / Margaret Deland
Around Old Chester / Margaret Deland
Book
Arrestox-C
Arrestox-C
Publication
Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940.
Art Nouveau and Art Deco bookbinding : French masterpieces, 1880-1940.
Book
Art and Printing Papers sample catalogue
Art and Printing Papers sample catalogue
Publication
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
Baltic from Columbia Mills
Baltic from Columbia Mills
Publication
Bancroft Book Cloth
Bancroft Book Cloth
Publication
Bancroft Book Cloth sample book
Bancroft Book Cloth sample book
Publication
Band Nipper Tool
Band Nipper Tool
Object/Artifact
Band die
Band die
Object/Artifact
Basic Crafts 1979 Catalog
Basic Crafts 1979 Catalog
Publication
Basic Crafts 1987 Catalog
Basic Crafts 1987 Catalog
Publication
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
Benchmark Catalog No. 4
Benchmark Catalog No. 4
Publication
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
Bird & Bull Paste Papers for Bookbinding
Bird & Bull Paste Papers for Bookbinding
Publication
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 Arts catalog
Book Arts catalog
Publication
Book Cloth [Fabric Sample Catalog]
Book Cloth [Fabric Sample Catalog]
Publication
Book Press
Book Press
Object/Artifact
Book Show 1980
Book Show 1980
Publication
Book cloth sample book from Harcourt Bindery
Book cloth sample book from Harcourt Bindery
Publication
BookMaker
BookMaker's card of linen thread
Publication
BookMakers International Product Listing
BookMakers International Product Listing
Publication
BookMakers
BookMakers' Catalog
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Finishing Tools
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Knife
Object/Artifact
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Warehouse Catalog/Price List July 1, 1992
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Warehouse January 1987 catalog
Publication
Bookbinders Finishing Tools from P&S Engraving
Bookbinders Finishing Tools from P&S Engraving
Publication
Bookbinders Sundries List
Bookbinders Sundries List
Publication
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 1986
Bookbuilders West Book 1986
Book
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 1984 - Blank Tan Colored Cover
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1984 - Blank Tan Colored Cover
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1985
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1985
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1987
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1987
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1988
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1988
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1989
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1989
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1990
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1990
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1991
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1991
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1992
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1992
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1993
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1993
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1994
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1994
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1995 (not complete; still in original wrapping; waiting on conservator
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1995 (not complete; still in original wrapping; waiting on conservator's opinion)
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1996
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1996
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1997
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1997
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1998
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1998
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1999
Bookbuilders West Book Show 1999
Book
Bookbuilders West Book Show 2001
Bookbuilders West Book Show 2001
Book
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
Bookcloth Samples from The Bookbinder
Bookcloth Samples from The Bookbinder's Warehouse
Publication
Books_1
Books_1
Photograph
Books_23
Books_23
Photograph
Books_end
Books_end
Photograph
Bookways; October 1992; Number 5
Bookways; October 1992; Number 5
Publication
Boookbinders Equipment
Boookbinders Equipment
Publication
Boookcalf [Leather Sample Catalog]
Boookcalf [Leather Sample Catalog]
Publication
Boookmakers
Boookmakers' Catalog update - May 1996
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
CM arrestox B
CM arrestox B
Publication
CM arrestox B
CM arrestox B
Publication
CM arrestox B
CM arrestox B
Publication
CM arrestox B
CM arrestox B
Publication
CM sturdite im leather
CM sturdite im leather
Publication
CM sturdite im leather
CM sturdite im leather
Publication
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
Canson-Ingres sample book
Canson-Ingres sample book
Publication
Catalog No. 94 by Hoole
Catalog No. 94 by Hoole
Publication
Catalog and Price list for brass tools
Catalog and Price list for brass tools
Publication
Catalog by Gane for bookbinding equipment
Catalog by Gane for bookbinding equipment
Publication
Catalog for Craft Bookbinding, 1997
Catalog for Craft Bookbinding, 1997
Publication
Catalog from Craft Bookbinding for 1992
Catalog from Craft Bookbinding for 1992
Publication
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