University of California, Berkeley
Design drawings of various bindings used for books printed at the Doves Press, Hammersmith, London
School of The Art Institute of Chicago - John M. Flaxman Library
Newberry Library
Bound registers providing a day-to-day record of titles bound, type of binding used, and number of volumes
Boston Athenaeum
Primarily illustrations of bindings clipped from a variety of sources, but also includes a few ms. binding designs. A notice "From a number of members of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts" regarding a deficit and a supplemental ballot (1 sheet) is laid-in at front. Laid-in at back are: 14 typewritten sheets, 1 ill. mounted on thick stock, and 1 sheet of printed examples of initial letters folded around 6 sheets of tracing paper with practice letters drawn in manuscript -- A majority of the bindings illustrated are French. Manuscript binding designs include an exlibris design for Josephine P. Morgan and a book of remembrance in memory of John O. Chase. Typewritten sheets are mostly bibliographies or definitions relating to the history of the book
Cornell University Libraries
Brief signed autograph letter thanking Mr. Drake for a payment and explaining the terms under which he is sending samples of the Roycrofters' bookbinding work. His mention of "the loose Philistines" probably refers to issues of the Philistine, a periodical founded in 1895 and published by the Roycrofters
University of California, Riverside
This collection contains book binding tools, press clippings, correspondence, administrative records, and other material created, collected and used by Max J. Adjarian, a master rare book restorer
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives
List of books, newspapers, and magazines sent to the binder, showing name, number of volumes or issues, and occasionally the name of the bookbinding firm
University of Iowa
This collection contanins mostly photocopies of articles dealing with the binding of books, and preservation and conservation of books. Series I contains the Conservation Classified (boxes 1-12), which is Espinosa's collection on a variety of topics relating to the history, technology, and other aspects of bookbinding and archival conservation. The classification scheme is an expansion of a scheme first proposed by Espinosa in The Abbey Newsletter, vol. 9, number 1, part 2. (April 1985). The second series (boxes 12-13) contains Espinosa's personal documents in relation to his work as a scholar and technician of book and archival conservation and preservation. These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Robert Espinosa in 2004
Southern Methodist University - DeGolyer Library
William O'Shea of Lincoln, Nebraska compiled this book of techniques for the craft of hand binding of books. Instructions and recipes are included for sewing, forwarding, marbling, varnishing, sprinkling, covering, and edging
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, day and account books, deeds, mortgages, real estate agreements, prescriptions, minutes and bylaws of organizations with which family members were involved, estate papers, business records, military papers, tax records, diaries, inventories, stock certificates, wills, obituaries, scrapbooks, poems, genealogical materials, memorabilia, and other papers. Includes papers of Phineas Shepard (1766-1840), mason, bookbinder, and farmer, and his wife, Mary (Webster) Shepard (1772-1848), documenting business and family interests; his son-in-law, Julius Gilman (1799-1886), publisher and bookbinder; Gilman's son, Julius Sheldon Gilman (1833-1911), quartermaster with 22nd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, during the Civil War, including orders, records of clothing and ordnance, and forms and records (1865-1866) of Choral Union of Hartford, of which he was secretary; and another son, George Shepard Gilman (1825-1886), lawyer, businessman, city council member, and civic and ... Read More