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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.
Fisherman
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
Book
Flat Agate Burnishing Tool
Flat Agate Burnishing Tool
Object/Artifact
Flat Agate Burnishing Tool
Flat Agate Burnishing Tool
Object/Artifact
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 Bud on Stem Hand Stamp
Flower Bud on Stem Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Flower Bud on Vine Hand Stamp
Flower Bud on Vine Hand Stamp
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
Forest Service looseleaf binder
Forest Service looseleaf binder
Object/Artifact
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
Frame for Gouges (3 sets)
Frame for Gouges (3 sets)
Object/Artifact
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
French Square Rounding Hammer
French Square Rounding Hammer
Object/Artifact
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
Frottoir
Frottoir
Object/Artifact
Frottoir
Frottoir
Object/Artifact
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
Geometric medallion die
Geometric medallion die
Object/Artifact
Gerfaut
Gerfaut
Book
Gesammelte Gedichte / Gottfried Keller
Gesammelte Gedichte / Gottfried Keller
Book
Gilding Press
Gilding Press
Object/Artifact
Globe medallion die
Globe medallion die
Object/Artifact
Glue Brush
Glue Brush
Object/Artifact
Glue Pot
Glue Pot
Object/Artifact
Gold Knife
Gold Knife
Object/Artifact
Gold Knife
Gold Knife
Object/Artifact
Gold Knife
Gold Knife
Object/Artifact
Gold Tooling With Gerard Charriere and Michael Wilcox
Gold Tooling With Gerard Charriere and Michael Wilcox
Object/Artifact
Gold Tooling with Gerard Charriere and Michael Wilcox
Gold Tooling with Gerard Charriere and Michael Wilcox
Object/Artifact
Gouges
Gouges
Object/Artifact
Great Pictures As Seen and Described By Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Great Pictures As Seen and Described By Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Book
Guy Carlton: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
Guy Carlton: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
Book
H&B Co. Number 4 Book Press
H&B Co. Number 4 Book Press
Object/Artifact
Half-Hours with the Best Authors / Charles Knight
Half-Hours with the Best Authors / Charles Knight
Book
Hamilton Book Press
Hamilton Book Press
Object/Artifact
Hamilton Type Cabinet
Hamilton Type Cabinet
Object/Artifact
Hamilton
Hamilton's Complete Catechism of Counterpoint, Melody, and Composition / James Alexander Hamilton
Book
Hand Stamp (2mm line)
Hand Stamp (2mm line)
Object/Artifact
Heart-Shaped Leaves Hand Stamp
Heart-Shaped Leaves Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Herrick
Herrick's Flower Poems with Coloured Plates / Robert Herrick
Book
Hickock plates
Hickock plates
Object/Artifact
Hickok Book Press
Hickok Book Press
Object/Artifact
Hickok Bookbinders
Hickok Bookbinders' Machinery/Bookbinders' Tools Catalog
Publication
Hickok Finishing Stand
Hickok Finishing Stand
Object/Artifact
Hickok Pen Ruler
Hickok Pen Ruler
Object/Artifact
Hickok Ruler Striker Bar
Hickok Ruler Striker Bar
Object/Artifact
Hickok Ruler Trays
Hickok Ruler Trays
Object/Artifact
Hickok Support Flag
Hickok Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Hickok Support Flag
Hickok Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Hickok Support Flag
Hickok Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Hickok Support Flag
Hickok Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Hickok Support Flag
Hickok Support Flag
Object/Artifact
Hidden Beauties / Harvey A. Fuller
Hidden Beauties / Harvey A. Fuller
Book
Histoire de ma vie
Histoire de ma vie
Book
Historic Landmarks of America As Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Historic Landmarks of America As Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Book
Historic Towns of New England / Lyman P. Powell
Historic Towns of New England / Lyman P. Powell
Book
History of Providence as Manifested in Scripture / Alexander Carson
History of Providence as Manifested in Scripture / Alexander Carson
Book
Holland As Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Holland As Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Book
Hollston Samples
Hollston Samples
Publication
Hood
Hood's Humorous Poems / Thomas Hood
Book
Horror Vacuui
Horror Vacuui
Book
Household Stories from the Collection of the Bros. Grimm
Household Stories from the Collection of the Bros. Grimm
Book
How to apply Swift gold leaf
How to apply Swift gold leaf
Publication
Hymns of The Ages: Second Series
Hymns of The Ages: Second Series
Book
IV
IV
Photograph
IX contra
IX contra
Photograph
Ian Harkness Books introduction letter & paper samples
Ian Harkness Books introduction letter & paper samples
Collectible
Im Schmiedefeuer: Roman aus dem alten Nurnberg / Georg Ebers
Im Schmiedefeuer: Roman aus dem alten Nurnberg / Georg Ebers
Book
Imperial Press
Imperial Press
Object/Artifact
In Arcady / Hamilton Wright Mabie
In Arcady / Hamilton Wright Mabie
Book
In a Nutshell: Suggestions to American College Students / Dio Lewis
In a Nutshell: Suggestions to American College Students / Dio Lewis
Book
In an Old Hawaiian Garden: An Album of Hawaii
In an Old Hawaiian Garden: An Album of Hawaii's flowers / Don Blanding
Book
In the Bishop
In the Bishop's Carriage / Miriam Michelson
Book
In the Forbidden Land / A. Henry Savage Landor
In the Forbidden Land / A. Henry Savage Landor
Book
In the Heart of Africa / Sir Samuel W. Baker
In the Heart of Africa / Sir Samuel W. Baker
Book
Insect Life: Souvenirs of a Naturalist / Jean-Henri Fabre
Insect Life: Souvenirs of a Naturalist / Jean-Henri Fabre
Book
Interlace band die
Interlace band die
Object/Artifact
Japanese Art /Sadakichi Hartmann
Japanese Art /Sadakichi Hartmann
Book
Jo Mora: California Cowboy & Artist
Jo Mora: California Cowboy & Artist
Book
Jo Mora: California Cowboy and Artist
Jo Mora: California Cowboy and Artist
Book
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier's Poetical Works / John Greenleaf Whittier
Book
Journal intime, 1878-1881
Journal intime, 1878-1881
Book
Joyzelle and Monna Vanna / Maurice Maeterlinck
Joyzelle and Monna Vanna / Maurice Maeterlinck
Book
Kalin di Duntog; vol.3 no.8; March 1992
Kalin di Duntog; vol.3 no.8; March 1992
Publication
Kim / Rudyard Kipling
Kim / Rudyard Kipling
Book
King
King's Handbook of Boston Harbor / M.F. Sweetser
Book
Kingsley Stamping Machine
Kingsley Stamping Machine
Object/Artifact
Knocking-Down Stick
Knocking-Down Stick
Object/Artifact
Kokoro / Lafcadio Hearn
Kokoro / Lafcadio Hearn
Book
Krahn Punch
Krahn Punch
Object/Artifact
Kämpfende Herzen: Drei Erzahlungen / Felix Dahn
Kämpfende Herzen: Drei Erzahlungen / Felix Dahn
Book
L
L'Emigre
Book
LIcopia
LIcopia
Photograph
La guirlande des années: images d
La guirlande des années: images d'hier et pages d'aujourd'hui
Book
La tasse de saxe
La tasse de saxe
Book
La vie glorieuse de Victor Hugo
La vie glorieuse de Victor Hugo
Book
Lady Baltimore / Owen Wister
Lady Baltimore / Owen Wister
Book
Large Pallet Fillet, Single Line
Large Pallet Fillet, Single Line
Object/Artifact
Large Teardrop Hand Stamp
Large Teardrop Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Later Love Letters of a Musician / Myrtle Reed
Later Love Letters of a Musician / Myrtle Reed
Book
Lavender and Old Lace / Myrtle Reed
Lavender and Old Lace / Myrtle Reed
Book
Le petit Pierre
Le petit Pierre
Book
Leaf Hand Stamp
Leaf Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Leaf band die
Leaf band die
Object/Artifact
Leafy Filigree Hand Stamp
Leafy Filigree Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Les desenchantees : roman des harems Turcs contemporains
Les desenchantees : roman des harems Turcs contemporains
Book
Les miserables
Les miserables
Book
Les mondes imaginaries et les mondes reels, voyage pittoresque dans le ciel
Les mondes imaginaries et les mondes reels, voyage pittoresque dans le ciel
Book
Literary By-Paths in Old England / Henry C. Shelley
Literary By-Paths in Old England / Henry C. Shelley
Book
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness / Henry Van Dyke
Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness / Henry Van Dyke
Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness / Henry Van Dyke
Book
Little Women / Louisa M. Alcott
Little Women / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Little Women; Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Part First / Louisa M. Alcott
Little Women; Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Part First / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Little Women; Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Part Second / Louisa M. Alcott
Little Women; Or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Part Second / Louisa M. Alcott
Book
Ljóðmæli / Kristján Jónsson
Ljóðmæli / Kristján Jónsson
Book
Locusts and Wild Honey / John Burroughs
Locusts and Wild Honey / John Burroughs
Book
Loose leaf spring binder
Loose leaf spring binder
Object/Artifact
Looseleaf ledger binder
Looseleaf ledger binder
Object/Artifact
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor / R.D. Blackmore
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor / R.D. Blackmore
Book
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor / R.D. Blackmore
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor / R.D. Blackmore
Book
Love Finds The Way / Paul Leicester Ford
Love Finds The Way / Paul Leicester Ford
Book
Lucile / Owen Meredith
Lucile / Owen Meredith
Book
Lucile / Owen Meredith
Lucile / Owen Meredith
Book
Lucille / Owen Meredith
Lucille / Owen Meredith
Book
Lying Press
Lying Press
Object/Artifact
Mabel Martin: A Harvest Idyl / John Greenleaf Whittier
Mabel Martin: A Harvest Idyl / John Greenleaf Whittier
Book
Madame Butterfly / John Luther Long
Madame Butterfly / John Luther Long
Book
Major and Minor / W.E. Norris
Major and Minor / W.E. Norris
Book
Mallet
Mallet
Object/Artifact
Mark Twain
Mark Twain's Sketches; New and Old / Samuel L. Clemens
Book
Marmer papier
Marmer papier
Publication
Marvels of the New West
Marvels of the New West
Book
Mary Magdalene, A Play in Three Acts / Maurice Maeterlinck
Mary Magdalene, A Play in Three Acts / Maurice Maeterlinck
Book
Master of the Vineyard / Myrtle Reed
Master of the Vineyard / Myrtle Reed
Book
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Book
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Book
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Maurine and Other Poems / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Book
Meander band die
Meander band die
Object/Artifact
Meander band die
Meander band die
Object/Artifact
Medium Teardrop Hand Stamp
Medium Teardrop Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
Meine Ruh / Carmen Sylva
Meine Ruh / Carmen Sylva
Book
Memoir of Sarah B. Judson of the American Mission to Burmah / Emily Chubbuck Judson
Memoir of Sarah B. Judson of the American Mission to Burmah / Emily Chubbuck Judson
Book
Metal shears
Metal shears
Object/Artifact
Micro Spatula
Micro Spatula
Object/Artifact
Milton
Milton's Paradise lost, illustrated by Gustave Dore, Edited with notes and a life of Milton by Robert Vaughan, D.D.
Book
Miss Bellard
Miss Bellard's Inspiration / W.D. Howells
Book
Modern Painters / John Ruskin
Modern Painters / John Ruskin
Book
Modern Priscilla Home Furnishing Book: A Practical Book for the Woman Who Loves Her Home
Modern Priscilla Home Furnishing Book: A Practical Book for the Woman Who Loves Her Home
Book
Modes and Manners / Max von Boehn
Modes and Manners / Max von Boehn
Book
Monday or Tuesday; With Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell / Virginia Woolf
Monday or Tuesday; With Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell / Virginia Woolf
Book
Monogram die
Monogram die
Object/Artifact
Monsieur de Camors
Monsieur de Camors
Book
Morrison Perfection Wire Stitcher
Morrison Perfection Wire Stitcher
Object/Artifact
Mr. Munchausen: Being a True Account of Some of the Recent Adventures Beyond the Styx of the Late Hieronymus Carl Friedrich, Sometime Baron Munchausen of Bodenwerder / John Kendrick Bangs
Mr. Munchausen: Being a True Account of Some of the Recent Adventures Beyond the Styx of the Late Hieronymus Carl Friedrich, Sometime Baron Munchausen of Bodenwerder / John Kendrick Bangs
Book
Mrs. Caudle
Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures / Douglas Jerrold
Book
Museum of Antiquity : A Description of Ancient Life
Museum of Antiquity : A Description of Ancient Life
Book
Muster-buch uber messing - handdruckschriften Stempel und Fileten
Muster-buch uber messing - handdruckschriften Stempel und Fileten
Publication
My Lady of the Fog / Ralph Henry Barbour
My Lady of the Fog / Ralph Henry Barbour
Book
My Study Fire / Hamilton Wright Mabie
My Study Fire / Hamilton Wright Mabie
Book
NOCHE baja
NOCHE baja
Photograph
Natura libris
Natura libris
Photograph
Needle Tip Agate Burnisher
Needle Tip Agate Burnisher
Object/Artifact
Nelly and Her Friends / Josephine Franklin
Nelly and Her Friends / Josephine Franklin
Book
Nelly
Nelly's Boat / Josephine Franklin
Book
Nouvelles meditations poetiques : avec commentaires : Le dernier chant du pelerinage d
Nouvelles meditations poetiques : avec commentaires : Le dernier chant du pelerinage d'Harold; Chant du sacre
Book
Odd People / Captain Mayne Reid
Odd People / Captain Mayne Reid
Book
Old Christmas / Washington Irving
Old Christmas / Washington Irving
Book
Old Rose and Silver / Myrtle Reed
Old Rose and Silver / Myrtle Reed
Book
Old Time Gardens: A Book of the Sweet o
Old Time Gardens: A Book of the Sweet o' the Year / Alice Morse Earle
Book
On Newfound River / Thomas Nelson Page
On Newfound River / Thomas Nelson Page
Book
One hour less: a bookbinder dies from gaol fever
One hour less: a bookbinder dies from gaol fever
Publication
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