Lasting Impressions : The Grolier Club Library

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-05-12
  • Publisher: Grolier Club
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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.

Author Biography

Fernando Pena has been Curator of the Grolier Club Library since 2001.

Table of Contents

Introduction & History of the Grolier Club Library
Catalogue Bibliography
General Bibliography
Liberty of the Press
Book Auctions
Institutional Libraries
Private Libraries the Book Bibliopihly
Bibliomania Special Forms of Books
Writing Illuminated Manuscripts
Calligraphy Typography History Printers, Typefounders & Designers
Examples of Typography
Practical Typography
Specimen Books
Paper Presses & Machines
Other Processes for Printing the Alphabet Book
Illustration Processes
Examples of Illustration
Examples of Binding
Practical Bookbinding
Book-Plates & Other
Marks of Ownership
Book-Plates Supra Libros
Armorial Stamps
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