- New York: The Grolier Club, 2004.
- 8 x 11 inches
- hardcover, dust jacket
- 208 pages
- ISBN: 9780910672528
Price: $50.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 106654
Lasting Impressions provides a detailed history of the Grolier Club's library of books, manuscripts, and prints. Published to celebrate the Club's 120th birthday, the items in this collection illustrate various aspects of printing and graphic arts that are represented in the Library. Illuminated manuscripts, dusty note cards, gilt armorial bindings, shoddy printed wrappers, elephant folios, microscopic books, auction catalogues of royal libraries, vellum and pasteboard, and etchings and halftones are examined.
In addition to the lavishly-illustrated catalogue, the book includes a preface by William Helfand and a history of the Grolier Club Library by Eric Holzenberg. The catalogue covers the main topics of bibliography, writing, typography, the book, illustration, bookbinding, and Exlibris. Each of these topics is further broken down into topics including book selling, book collecting, curious books, examples of typography, type specimens, presses and processes, examples of bindings, bookplates, and more. Lasting Impressions was a winner of the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers award.