A scrapbook of original designs and proof prints for early Victorian bindings done by R. A. Harrison, ca. 1840s. Along with sketches for roundels and decorative borders, product labels, and a caricature, are a number of proof sheets for bindings, that retain, remarkably, their intense colors, making available to bibliographers for this period of book production, some of the most faithful hues (which can be described using the Centroid Color Chart).
October 6, 2011
A deck of etched, printed, hand-colored playing cards created by the artist Nicholas Kahn while a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri. The Story of Hextor, Clifford, Duncan, and Serge unfolds within . . . Decifer the sordid tale while engaging in poker, hearts or gin . . . Scenes of intimate pain, extraordinary desire.
May 18, 2010
Pages from two runs of Daily Bul, a magazine produced by the sculptor, Pol Bury, from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s.
September 3, 2009
An artist's book/kit/agit-prop piece against the Vietnam War. Mess kit by William Ogue Mustill (San Francisco : Nova Broadcast) 1971.
August 10, 2009
New works by writer/artist/designer/architect/sculptor Martha Becker Finney. The Beinecke Library holds an extensive collection of her hand-made limited editions and prints.
August 6, 2009