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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
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 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
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
Ascutney Street: A Neighborhood Story / Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney
Ascutney Street: A Neighborhood Story / Mrs. A.D.T. Whitney
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
Band die
Band die
Object/Artifact
Beating hammer.
Beating hammer.
Object/Artifact
Before Adam / Jack London
Before Adam / Jack London
Book
Billets-doux
Billets-doux
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 Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks / Ralph Connor
Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks / Ralph Connor
Book
Bone folders (2)
Bone folders (2)
Object/Artifact
Book Press
Book Press
Object/Artifact
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Knife
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Books_1
Books_1
Photograph
Books_23
Books_23
Photograph
Books_end
Books_end
Photograph
Box of gold cradles
Box of gold cradles
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
COLUMNA BAJA
COLUMNA BAJA
Photograph
Candle-Lightin
Candle-Lightin' Time / Paul Laurence Dunbar
Book
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
Challenge Punch
Challenge Punch
Object/Artifact
Checkered full cover die
Checkered full cover die
Object/Artifact
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
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
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
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
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
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
England / Frank Fox
England / Frank Fox
Book
Essais de critique et d
Essais de critique et d'histoire
Book
Ethics of the Dust / John Ruskin
Ethics of the Dust / John Ruskin
Book
Evelina: Or, a Young Lady
Evelina: Or, a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World / Fanny Burney
Book
FINAL BAJA
FINAL BAJA
Photograph
Familiar London Painted by Rose Barton / Rose Barton
Familiar London Painted by Rose Barton / Rose Barton
Book
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature / John Bartlett
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature / John Bartlett
Book
Familiar Wild Flowers Figured and Described / F. Edward Hulme
Familiar Wild Flowers Figured and Described / F. Edward Hulme
Book
Famous Cathedrals As Seen and Described By Great Writers / Esther Singleton
Famous Cathedrals As Seen and Described By Great Writers / Esther Singleton
Book
Famous Paintings as Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Famous Paintings as Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Book
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Book
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Book
Finishing Roller
Finishing Roller
Object/Artifact
Finishing Stove
Finishing Stove
Object/Artifact
Finishing Tools
Finishing Tools
Object/Artifact
Fisherman
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Fisherman
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
Book
Flora
Flora's Interpreter: Or, The American Book of Flowers and Sentiments / Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
Book
Floral and dent band die
Floral and dent band die
Object/Artifact
Floral band die
Floral band die
Object/Artifact
Floral full cover die
Floral full cover die
Object/Artifact
Floral full cover die
Floral full cover die
Object/Artifact
Floral full-cover die
Floral full-cover die
Object/Artifact
Floral medallion die
Floral medallion die
Object/Artifact
Floral ornament die
Floral ornament die
Object/Artifact
Floral ornament die
Floral ornament die
Object/Artifact
Floral ornament die
Floral ornament die
Object/Artifact
Floral spine die
Floral spine die
Object/Artifact
Floriated border die
Floriated border die
Object/Artifact
Floriated monogram die
Floriated monogram die
Object/Artifact
Floriated ornament die
Floriated ornament die
Object/Artifact
Floriated ornament die
Floriated ornament die
Object/Artifact
Flower Fables and Fancies / N. Hudson Moore
Flower Fables and Fancies / N. Hudson Moore
Book
Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
Book
Flowers From Sunlight and Shade: Poems / S.B. Skelding
Flowers From Sunlight and Shade: Poems / S.B. Skelding
Book
Flowers of the Field and Forest From Original Water-Color Drawings After Nature by Isaac Sprague / Reverend A.B. Hervey
Flowers of the Field and Forest From Original Water-Color Drawings After Nature by Isaac Sprague / Reverend A.B. Hervey
Book
Foliated border cover die
Foliated border cover die
Object/Artifact
Foliated scroll band die
Foliated scroll band die
Object/Artifact
Folk Painters of America
Folk Painters of America
Book
Forrest House / Mary J. Holmes
Forrest House / Mary J. Holmes
Book
Fortuna Skiving Machine
Fortuna Skiving Machine
Object/Artifact
Fox
Fox's Book of Martyrs
Book
Frau Wilhelmine: Der Familie Buchholz letzter Theil / Julius Stinde
Frau Wilhelmine: Der Familie Buchholz letzter Theil / Julius Stinde
Book
Fred Markham in Russia / W.H.G. Kingston
Fred Markham in Russia / W.H.G. Kingston
Book
Free to Serve / E. Rayner
Free to Serve / E. Rayner
Book
Fromont and Risler
Fromont and Risler
Book
Fromont jeune et Risler aine : roman des moeurs parisiennes
Fromont jeune et Risler aine : roman des moeurs parisiennes
Book
Gems from the English Poets, Chaucer to Tennyson
Gems from the English Poets, Chaucer to Tennyson
Book
Geometric band die
Geometric band die
Object/Artifact
Geometric band die
Geometric band die
Object/Artifact
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