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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.
"Benyon" Ltd
"Benyon" Ltd
Object/Artifact
"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
100 Years of Books / by Frank Romer.
100 Years of Books / by Frank Romer.
Book
1mm Dot Hand Stamp
1mm Dot Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
2000-01 Printing Equipment and Supply Catalog.
2000-01 Printing Equipment and Supply Catalog.
Book
2mm Dot Hand Stamp
2mm Dot Hand Stamp
Object/Artifact
35 Miniature books in designer bindings
35 Miniature books in designer bindings
Book
40th Anniversary Exhibition 2021: New England Chapter, Guild of Book Workers.
40th Anniversary Exhibition 2021: New England Chapter, Guild of Book Workers.
Book
8-Bobbin Thread Rack
8-Bobbin Thread Rack
Object/Artifact
A Bookbinder
A Bookbinder's Record of Bindings.
Archive
A Catalogue of Books
A Catalogue of Books
Publication
A Child
A Child's History of England / Charles Dickens
Book
A Collection of bookbindings
A Collection of bookbindings
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 by Gane. Catalog 184.
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer by Gane. Catalog 184.
Publication
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer by Gane. Catalog 583.
A Guide to Materials and Equipment for the Printer by Gane. Catalog 583.
Publication
A Guide to Supplies and Equipment for the Printer by Gane. Catalog 984.
A Guide to Supplies and Equipment for the Printer by Gane. Catalog 984.
Publication
A Guide to genuine gold leaf application.
A Guide to genuine gold leaf application.
Publication
A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique / Bernard C. Middleton.
A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique / Bernard C. Middleton.
Book
A History of Illuminated Manuscripts / Christopher De Hamel.
A History of Illuminated Manuscripts / Christopher De Hamel.
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 / Poems by Laura Jensen.
A Sky Empty of Orion / Poems by Laura Jensen.
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 Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910
A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910
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 degree of mastery : a journey through book arts apprenticeship / Annie Tremmel Wilcox.
A degree of mastery : a journey through book arts apprenticeship / Annie Tremmel Wilcox.
Book
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 register of artists, engravers, booksellers, bookbinders, printers & publishers in New York City, 1821-42 / compiled by Sidney F. & Elizabeth Stege Huttner.
A register of artists, engravers, booksellers, bookbinders, printers & publishers in New York City, 1821-42 / compiled by Sidney F. & Elizabeth Stege Huttner.
Book
A sailor
A sailor's log : recollections of forty years of naval life / by Robley D. Evans.
Book
A short instruction in the binding of books / Dirk de Bray ; followed by a note on the gilding of the edges by Ambrosius Vermerck ; with an introd. and a paraphrase by K. van der Horst and C. de Wolf ; translated by H.S. Lake.
A short instruction in the binding of books / Dirk de Bray ; followed by a note on the gilding of the edges by Ambrosius Vermerck ; with an introd. and a paraphrase by K. van der Horst and C. de Wolf ; translated by H.S. Lake.
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
A taste of Texas; a book of recipes. A book of recipes edited by Jane Trahey.
A taste of Texas; a book of recipes. A book of recipes edited by Jane Trahey.
Book
A typographical masterpiece : an account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill
A typographical masterpiece : an account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's collaboration with Robert Gibbings in producing the Golden Cockerel Press edition of "The Four Gospels" in 1931.
Book
A/N/W
A/N/W's Museum Mounting Board
Publication
ABC for book-collectors / John Carter.
ABC for book-collectors / John Carter.
Book
ARLINGTON
ARLINGTON
Publication
About England with Dickens / Alfred Rimmer
About England with Dickens / Alfred Rimmer
Book
Acid Free Papers.
Acid Free Papers.
Publication
Addresses / Phillips Brooks
Addresses / Phillips Brooks
Book
Adventures of America, 1857-1900 : a pictorial record from Harper
Adventures of America, 1857-1900 : a pictorial record from Harper's weekly / by John A. Kouwenhoven.
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
Alberto Valese marbled paper
Alberto Valese marbled paper
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
American Signed Bindings through 1876 / Willman Spawn & Thomas E. Kinsella.
American Signed Bindings through 1876 / Willman Spawn & Thomas E. Kinsella.
Book
American bookplates / William E. Butler
American bookplates / William E. Butler
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 Historical Sketch of Bookbinding / by S.T. Prideaux.
An Historical Sketch of Bookbinding / by S.T. Prideaux.
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
Ancient skins parchments and leathers / R. Reed
Ancient skins parchments and leathers / R. Reed
Book
Andes baja
Andes baja
Photograph
Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead [information and price lists, 1985]
Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead [information and price lists, 1985]
Object/Artifact
Aniline Leather Dyes.
Aniline Leather Dyes.
Publication
Annular band die
Annular band die
Object/Artifact
Annular motif band die
Annular motif band die
Object/Artifact
Anthology of children
Anthology of children's literature / Compiled by Edna Johnson & Carrie E. Scott.
Book
Antioch Bookplate Company : Excerpts from the autobiography of Ernest Morgan 1905-2000 / Ernest Morgan
Antioch Bookplate Company : Excerpts from the autobiography of Ernest Morgan 1905-2000 / Ernest Morgan
Book
Antique Papers
Antique Papers
Publication
Apuntes de Terapeutica, Materia Medica y Arte de Recetar / Dr. P. Francisco Javier de Castro.
Apuntes de Terapeutica, Materia Medica y Arte de Recetar / Dr. P. Francisco Javier de Castro.
Book
Archival Product
Archival Product' Catalog.
Publication
Archival Products Catalog, 1992
Archival Products Catalog, 1992
Publication
Archival Products [product information]
Archival Products [product information]
Object/Artifact
Archival Quality Interleaving, Lining & Barrier Papers.
Archival Quality Interleaving, Lining & Barrier Papers.
Publication
Archival Quality Papers & Boards
Archival Quality Papers & Boards
Publication
Archivart
Archivart
Publication
Archivart [announcement letter and samples]
Archivart [announcement letter and samples]
Object/Artifact
Archivart museum board
Archivart museum board
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
Art and Printing Papers
Publication
Arte del legatore e doratore di libri / di René Martin Dudin ; con l
Arte del legatore e doratore di libri / di René Martin Dudin ; con l'aggiunta di alcuni estratti di un trattato inedito di Jacques Jaugeon ; introduzione e note di Jean Toulet ; [traduzione di Cin Calabi, integrata e rivista da Eliseo Tealdi].
Book
Asahi Japanese, Bookcloth
Asahi Japanese, Bookcloth
Publication
Asahi standard stock.
Asahi standard stock.
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
Back to Basics ... ICF eco-cover
Back to Basics ... ICF eco-cover
Publication
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
Baltic
Publication
Bamberger Kaliko: Iris 101, Sail Cloth, Tex-linen
Bamberger Kaliko: Iris 101, Sail Cloth, Tex-linen
Publication
Bancroft Book Cloth - Linen Finish.
Bancroft Book Cloth - Linen Finish.
Publication
Bancroft Book Cloth: Arrestox, Buckram.
Bancroft Book Cloth: Arrestox, Buckram.
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
Basic bookbinding / by A. W. Lewis.
Basic bookbinding / by A. W. Lewis.
Book
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
Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures / Karen Hanmer.
Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures / Karen Hanmer.
Book
Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana: Treasures of Jewish Booklore
Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana: Treasures of Jewish Booklore
Book
Bibliothèque Raphaël Esmerian; Deuxième Partie
Bibliothèque Raphaël Esmerian; Deuxième Partie
Book
Billets-doux
Billets-doux
Book
Binder
Binder's table
Object/Artifact
Binding Jig
Binding Jig
Object/Artifact
Binding structures in the Middle Ages : a selection of studies / by Berthe van Regemorter.
Binding structures in the Middle Ages : a selection of studies / by Berthe van Regemorter.
Book
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 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 : a catalog of equipment and supplies.
Book Arts : a catalog of equipment and supplies.
Publication
Book Press
Book Press
Object/Artifact
Book Show 1980
Book Show 1980
Publication
Book open with lines of handwriting
Book open with lines of handwriting
Photograph
Book propped up by others
Book propped up by others
Photograph
BookMakers International Product Listing
BookMakers International Product Listing
Publication
BookMakers International, Ltd. ; Product listing
BookMakers International, Ltd. ; Product listing
Publication
BookMakers [Catalog]
BookMakers [Catalog]
Publication
BookMakers [sample card]
BookMakers [sample card]
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Finishing Tools
Publication
Bookbinder
Bookbinder's Knife
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders Finishing Tools from P&S Engraving
Bookbinders Finishing Tools from P&S Engraving
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' finishing tool makers, 1780-1965 / by Tom Conroy.
Book
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll
Object/Artifact
Bookbinders
Bookbinders' roll, diamond pattern
Object/Artifact
Bookbinding & conservation : a sixty-year odyssey of art and craft / Don Etherington.
Bookbinding & conservation : a sixty-year odyssey of art and craft / Don Etherington.
Book
Bookbinding / by F. R. Smith.
Bookbinding / by F. R. Smith.
Book
Bookbinding Jig
Bookbinding Jig
Object/Artifact
Bookbinding Leathers : 4.2.1 the structure of leather / by Betty M. Haines.
Bookbinding Leathers : 4.2.1 the structure of leather / by Betty M. Haines.
Book
Bookbinding Plough
Bookbinding Plough
Object/Artifact
Bookbinding and the care of books : a text-book for bookbinders and libraries / by Douglas Cockerell, drawings by Noel Rooke, and other illustrations.
Bookbinding and the care of books : a text-book for bookbinders and libraries / by Douglas Cockerell, drawings by Noel Rooke, and other illustrations.
Book
Bookbinding as a handcraft / by Manly Banister ; photos. and drawings by the author.
Bookbinding as a handcraft / by Manly Banister ; photos. and drawings by the author.
Book
Bookbinding for beginners / John Corderoy.
Bookbinding for beginners / John Corderoy.
Book
Bookbinding in America; Three essays.
Bookbinding in America; Three essays.
Book
Bookbinding in Great Britain, 16th to 20th century / [comp. by Bryan D. Maggs].
Bookbinding in Great Britain, 16th to 20th century / [comp. by Bryan D. Maggs].
Book
Bookbinding materials: Head Band, Book Mark, Crash & etc.
Bookbinding materials: Head Band, Book Mark, Crash & etc.
Publication
Bookbinding supplies: A questionnaire.
Bookbinding supplies: A questionnaire.
Publication
Bookbinding with adhesives / Tony Clark.
Bookbinding with adhesives / Tony Clark.
Book
Bookbinding, and the care of books : A handbook for amateurs, bookbinders & librarians / By Douglas Cockerell with drawings by Noel Rooke and other illustrations.
Bookbinding, and the care of books : A handbook for amateurs, bookbinders & librarians / By Douglas Cockerell with drawings by Noel Rooke and other illustrations.
Book
Bookbinding: its background and technique / by Edith Diehl.
Bookbinding: its background and technique / by Edith Diehl.
Book
Bookbindings & other bibliophily : essays in honour of Anthony Hobson / edited by Dennis E. Rhodes ; foreword by Frederick B. Adams.
Bookbindings & other bibliophily : essays in honour of Anthony Hobson / edited by Dennis E. Rhodes ; foreword by Frederick B. Adams.
Book
Bookbindings / John P. Harthan.
Bookbindings / John P. Harthan.
Book
Bookbindings / John P. Harthan.
Bookbindings / John P. Harthan.
Book
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
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