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Lasting Impressions

The Grolier Club Library

With a Preface by William Helfand and Contributions by J. Fernando Pena
Three years after the founding of the Grolier Club in 1884, the club’s Library Committee was established with a mission “to gather together for the use of the members all the standard bibliographical works, as well as books relating to the art of printing.” During the ensuing 117 years, the club’s library rapidly expanded from a 300-volume collection to become today’s preeminent research library on the history of books and printing. Lasting Impressions opens the doors to this bibliographic treasure trove with a fascinating survey of the books and prints held in the Grolier Club Library.

This vibrantly illustrated catalogue documents the extensive book collection of America’s oldest and most exclusive society for bibliophiles. The catalogue examines in detail some of the Grolier Club’s most striking and significant works, organizing them under chapters such as typography, book illustration, and writing. Eric Holzenberg, director and librarian of the Grolier Club, presents a skillful analysis of the books and their features and offers an engaging account of the history of bookmaking. Whether you are a curious observer or a dedicated bibliophile, Lasting Impressions will be an invaluable resource on the richest collection of rare books in America.

205 pages | 309 illustrations, 148 in color | 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2004

Art: Art--General Studies

Library Science and Publishing: Library Science, Publishing

Reference and Bibliography


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“Whether you are a curious observer or a dedicated bibliophile, Lasting Impressions will be an invaluable resource on one of America's richest collections of books about books."

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Table of Contents

PREFACE by William Helfand

INTRODUCTION & HISTORY OF THE GROLIER CLUB LIBRARY by Eric Holzenberg

CATALOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
BOOKSELLING
BOOK AUCTIONS
INSTITUTIONAL LIBRARIES
PRIVATE LIBRARIES

THE BOOK

BIBLIOPIHLY. BIBLIOMANIA
SPECIAL FORMS OF BOOKS

WRITING

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
CALLIGRAPHY

TYPOGRAPHY

HISTORY
PRINTERS, TYPEFOUNDERS & DESIGNERS
PRINTERS MEDALS
EXAMPLES OF TYPOGRAPHY
PRACTICAL TYPOGRAPHY
SPECIMEN BOOKS
PAPER
PRESSES & MACHINES
OTHER PROCESSES FOR PRINTING
THE ALPHABET

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

PROCESSES
EXAMPLES OF ILLUSTRATION

BOOKBINDING

BOOKBINDERS
EXAMPLES OF BINDING
PRACTICAL BOOKBINDING

BOOK-PLATES & OTHER MARKS OF OWNERSHIP

BOOK-PLATES
SUPRA LIBROS. ARMORIAL STAMPS

INDEX

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