- New York: The Grolier Club, 2002.
- 9 x 12 inches
- 192 pages
- ISBN: 9780910672443
Price: $50.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 106644
This is a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Grolier Club from December 11, 2002 to February 1, 2003. The exhibition displayed the trends in private collecting through some of the most impressive holdings of Grolier Club members.
When the Grolier Club was founded in 1884, book collecting was dominated by incunabula, illuminated manuscripts, fine bindings, and classics. Many of the collections presented in this catalogue are largely made up of first editions of past and present authors and drawings of modern artists including Redon and Doré.
The catalogue also examines modern bibliography through the broader world of book collecting. Divided into fifteen subject areas, the book covers Americana, travel, general literature, fine printing, bindings, photography, bibliography, music, science, medicine, and children's literature. Containing beautiful illustrations, many in full color, the catalogue was designed by Jerry Kelly and printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega. An intorudction by T. Peter Kraus and Eric Holzenberg is also presented.