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Allen, Sue. American Book Covers, 1830–1900. Washington: Library of Congress, 1998. Leaflet LC 1.6/4:AM 3/2.

———. “The Century Thumb-Nail Series: A Case History in Edition Bookbinding.” Fine Print 8, no. 1 (January 1982): 15–18, 26.

———. “Floral-Patterned Endpapers in Nineteenth-Century American Books.” Winterthur Portfolio 12 (1977): 183–224.

———. Gleaming Gold, Shining Silver: Nineteenth-Century Book Covers from the Collection of Leonard and Lisa Baskin. New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2003. Exhibition leaflet.

———. ”Machine-Stamped Bookbindings, 1834–1860.” Antiques 115 (1979): 564–572.

Allen, Sue and Gullans, Charles. Decorated Cloth in America: Publisher’s Bindings, 1840-1910. Los Angeles: UCLA, Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1994.

Armstrong, Margaret. Margaret Armstrong Trade-Bindings: A Collection. Boston, MA: Boston Book Company & Book Annex, 2000.

Arnett, John A. Bibliopegia, or The Art of Bookbinding in All its Branches. 1835. Reprint, New York: Garland, 1980.

The Arts & Crafts Movement: Artists Craftsmen & Designers 1890-1930. London: Fine Art Society, 1973.

Aynsley, Jeremy. Graphic Design in Germany, 1890–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Ball, Douglas. Victorian Publisher’s Bindings. Williamsburg, VA: Book Press, 1985.

Bambace, Anthony. Will H. Bradley: His Work. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

Barber, Giles. “Rossetti, Ricketts, and Some English Publishers’ Bindings of the Nineties.” The Library 5th s., 25, no. 4 (December 1970): 314–330.

Barringer, George M. “Cloth Bindings as Art,” Library Scene 9 (1980): 18–19.

Braches, Ernst. Het Boek als Nieuwe Kunst 1892-1903: Ein Studie in Art Nouveau. Utrecht, Oosthoek's Uitgeversmaatschappij BV, 1973.

Bradley, W.A. “Cover Designs for Cloth Bindings,” Printing Art 9 (1907).

Briggs, V.H. and E.L. Twentieth Century Cover Designs. Plymouth, MA: V.H. and E.L. Briggs, 1902.

Buechler, John. Decorated Anglo-American Trade Bindings, 1880-1920: An Exhibit in the Bailey/Howe Library, Jan/Feb 1989. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Library, 1989.

Carter, John. ABC for Book Collectors. 7th ed. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

———. Binding Variants in English Publishing, 1820–1900; with, More Binding Variants…. 1932, 1938. Reprint, New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1989.

———. Publisher’s Cloth: An Outline History of Publisher’s Bindings in England, 1820–1900. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1935.

———. Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting; A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1948.

Carter, John, and Sadleir, Michael. Victorian Fiction: An Exhibition of Original Editions. Cambridge: University Press, 1947.

Chapman, S.D. The Cotton Industry in the Industrial Revolution. 2d ed. London: Macmillan Education Ltd., 1987.

Chick, Arthur. “A Closer Look at William Pickering’s Binding Innovations.” Antiquarian Book Monthly Review 12 (1985): 186–187.

Chick, Arthur. “The First Gold Blocking of Publishers’ Bindings.” Antiquarian Book Monthly Review 16 (1989): 264–267.

———. “Publishers’ Silk and the ‘Young Lady’s Book.’” Antiquarian Book Monthly Review 18 (1991): 394–397.

———. Towards Today’s Book: Aspects of its Progress in the Nineteenth Century. Aldershot, UK: Scolar, 1993.

Cinamon, Gerald. “Talwin Morris, Blackie and the Glasgow style.” The Private Library, 3d s., 10, no. 1 (Spring 1987): 3–47.

Clark, Robert Judson, ed. The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1876-1916. Princeton: Princeton Art Museum, 1972.

Conroy, Tom. Bookbinder’s Finishing Tools Makers, 1780–1965. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.

Crichton, Laurie W. Book Decoration in America, 1890–1910: A Guide to an Exhibition. Williamstown, MA: Chapin Library, 1979.

D.A. "Boston Art Notes." Christian Science Monitor (10 May 1934): 10.

Darley, Lionel Seabrook. Bookbinding Basics. Toronto: Coles, 1980.

———. Bookbinding Then and Now; A Survey of the First Hundred and Seventy-Eight Years of James Burn & Company. London: Faber and Faber, 1959.

———. Introduction to Bookbinding. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.

Day, Lewis F. “Cloth Bookbindings.” Art Journal 63 (1901): 113–117.

de Beaumont, Robin. “Nineteenth-Century Publishers’ Bindings 1820–1900.” Private Library 4th s., 9, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 1–47.

Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. 1946. Reprint, New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1980.

Dingman, Larry. American Decorated Covers 1890-1930. Minneapolis: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 2002.

Dubansky, Mindell. The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse. New York: Grolier Club, 2008.

Duncan, Alistair and Georges de Bartha. Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbindings: French Masterpieces 1880-1940. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Faxon, Frederick. Literary Annuals and Gift Books: A Bibliography, 1823-1903. Reprint, Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1973.

Finlay, Nancy. Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890–1910. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, 1985.

Foot, Mirjam. “Bookbinding and the History of Books.” In A Potencie of Life: Books In Society, edited by Nicolas Barker, 113–126. London: British Library, 1993.

———. The Decorated Bindings in the Marsh Library. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004.

———. The History of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society. London: British Library, 1998.

———. Pictorial Bookbindings. London: British Library, 1986.

Foot, Mirjam, and Pearson David. For the Love of the Binding: Studies in Bookbinding History Presented to Mirjam Foote. Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

Frost, Gary. Case Construction, Cloth Covered Book Manufacturing In the United States, 1820–1850 Presented by Gary Frost History of American Bookbinding, Bryn Mawr College Library
Paper is available full text here as a pdf

Frost, Gary. Advent of Case Construction Cloth Covered Bookbinding in the United States (slides) available here as a pdf

Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

Gilder, Rosamond, ed. Letters of Richard Watson Gilder. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, 1916.

Gordon, Vesta Lee. “American Decorative Trade Bindings, 1880–1910.” AB Bookman’s Weekly 1 (August 1988): 305–309.

Greenfield, Jane. ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1988.

Grieve, Alastair. “Rossetti’s Applied Art Designs—2: Book-Bindings.” Burlington Magazine 115, no. 839 (February 1973): 79–84.

The Grolier Club. Commercial Bookbindings; An Historical Sketch with some Mention of an Exhibition of Drawings, Covers, and Books, at the Grolier Club, April 5 to April 28, 1894. New York: The Grolier Club, 1894.

Groves, Jeffrey D. “Judging Literary Books by Their Covers: House Styles, Ticknor and Fields, and Literary Promotion.” In Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America, edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles, 75–100. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Gullans, Charles and John Espey. “American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880–1915.” In Collectible Books: Some New Paths, edited by Jean Peters, 32–67. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1979.

———. A Checklist of Trade Bindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong. Los Angeles. University of California Library, 1968.

———. The Decorative Designers 1895-1932. Los Angeles: University of California Library, 1970.

———. Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings: With a Checklist of her Designed Bindings and Covers. Los Angeles: UCLA, Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, 1991.

Hackenberg, Michael R., ed. Getting the Books Out: Papers of the Chicago Conference on the Book in 19th-Century America. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Center for the Book, 1987.

Hartzog, Martha. “Nineteenth-Century Cloth Bindings.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 61 (2nd quarter 1967): 114–119.

Hickman, Trevor. “Cloth Case Binding Repair.” Private Library 7 (1966): 35–39.

Ingersoll, R. Sturgis. Henry McCarter. Cambridge: Privately Printed at The Riverside Press, 1944.

Jamieson, Eleanore. English Embossed Bindings, 1825–1850. London: Cambridge University Press, 1972.

Jervis, Simon. High Victorian Design: A Travelling Exhibition Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum for the…National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa: The Gallery, 1974, 1983.

———. Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers. London: A. Lane, 1984.

Kelly, Declan. “Partnerships in Symbolic Book Craft: W.B. Yeats and His Cover Designers.” Biblion (Spring 2000): 45–80.

Kimball, Ingalls. Book Decorations by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. New York: Grolier Club, 1931.

King, Edmund M.B. “The Book Cover Designs of John Leighton, F.S.A.” The British Library Journal 24, no. 2 (Autumn 1998): 234–255.

———. “The Book Cover Designs of William Henry Rogers.” In For the Love of the Binding’: Studies in Bookbinding History Presented to Mirjam Foot, ed. by ??, 176–196. London: British Library, 2000.

———. Victorian Decorated Trade Bindings, 1830–1880: A Descriptive Bibliography. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003.

Koch, Robert. “Elbert Hubbard’s Roycrofters as Artist-Craftsmen.” Winterthur Portfolio 3 (1967): 67–82.

Kramer, Sidney. A History of Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Co. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1940.

Krupp, Andrea. "Bookcloth in England and America, 1823-50." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100:1 (2006): 25-87.

Krupp, Andrea. Bookcloth in England and America, 1823-50. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 2008.

———. Making a Case for Cloth: Publisher’s Cloth Case Bindings, 1830-1900. May 16 through December 22, 1995. Exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Exhibition leaflet.

Krupp, Andrea and Jennifer Woods Rosner. “Pre-Ornamented Bookcloth on Nineteenth-Century Cloth Case Bindings.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 94 (June 2000): 176–196.

Leach, Kenneth G. A Short History, Pictorial, of Early American Cloth Binding: From the Collection of Kenneth G. Leach. Brattleboro, VT: [The Author], 1986.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, ed. Bookbinding in America. Portland, Maine: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, Lawrence Wroth, and Rollo G. Silver. The Book in America; A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States. 2d ed. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1952.

Leighton, Douglas. “Canvas and Bookcloth: An Essay on Beginnings.” Library, 5th s., 3, no. 1 (June 1948): 39–49.

Leighton, Robert. “Origin of Bookbinders’ Cloth.” Bookseller 284 (1881): 603.

Levarie, Norma. The Art & History of Books. 2d ed. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

Madison, Charles A. Book Publishing in America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.

Minsky, Richard. American Decorated Publishers' Bindings, 1872-1929. Stockport, New York: Richard Minsky, 2006. The books in this catalog have been acquired by and are now housed in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The Univeristy of Alabama. Website for Minsky at

McLean, Ruari. Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing. 2d ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1972.

———. Victorian Publisher’s Book Bindings in Cloth and Leather. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

———. Victorian Publisher’s Book Bindings in Paper. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

McMurtrie, Douglas C, and Robert Josephy. The Book: The Story of Printing and Bookmaking. New York: Covici-Friede, 1937.

Miner, Dorothy. The History of Bookbinding, 525-1950 A.D. Walters Art Gallery and Baltimore Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogue. Baltimore, MD: 1957.

Minsky, Richard. American Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929. Stockport, New York: Richard Minsky, 2006.

Morris, Ellen K., and Edward S. Levin. The Art of Publisher’s Book-Bindings, 1815-1915. Los Angeles: William Dailey Rare Books, 200.

Moser, James Henry. "Art and Artists," The Washington Post, 25 February 1906, p. F6.

"New at Garland," Christian Science Monitor, 22 August 1942, p. 2.

Nixon, Howard M., and Foot, Mirjam M. The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

North, Ernest Dressel. "Bookbinding as a Fine Art." Outlook 57, iss. 14 (December 1897): 809-817.

Orrinsmith, H. “On the Preparation of Designs for Book-Bindings.” In Practical Designing: A Handbook on the Preparation of Working Drawings, edited by Gleeson White, 227–236. London, Bell, 1897.

Otto, Calvin P. Only in Cloth: Publisher’s Bookbindings 1830-1910: An Exhibition from the Collection of Calvin P. Otto on Display in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia, 18 September-22 December 1997. Charlottesville, VA: Book Arts Press, 1997.

Pantazzi, Sybille. “Four Designers of English Publishers’ Bindings, 1850–1880, and Their Signatures.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 55 (1st quarter 1961): 88–99.

———. “A Versatile Victorian Designer: His Designs for Book Covers, John Leighton, 1822–1912.” Connoisseur 152, no. 614 (April 1963): 262–273.

Patterns of Rolls, Stamps, Scrolls and Connecting Lines for Ornamenting the Covers of Books. Philadelphia: Gaskill & Copper, 1847.

Peattie, Roger W. “Frank W. Burgess: Bookseller and Book Cover Artist.” The Book Collector 43, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 59–74.

Peters, Jean, ed. Collectible Books: Some New Paths. New York and London: R.R. Bowker Company, 1979.

Philip, Alexander J. The Business of Bookbinding. Reprint, New York : Garland Pub., 1989, 1912.

Potter, Esther. “The Development of Publishers’ Bookbindings in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of the Printing Historical Society 28 (1999): 71–93.

———. “The London Bookbinding Trade: From Craft to Industry.” Library, 6th s., 15, no. 4 (December 1993): 259–280.

Prideaux, Sarah T. “Edition Binding.” Printing Art 2 (1980): 14–15.

Rebsamen, Werner. “Binding Books in Cloth.” Library Scene 10 (1981): 8–12.

———. “Gilding a Golden Glow.” Library Scene 9 (1980): 14–15.

Renier, Anne. Friendship's Offering: An Essay on the Annuals and Gift Books of the 19th Century. London: Private Libraries Association, 1964.

Ridler, A. W. "The Earliest Cloth Binding." The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record, 12th December 1931.

Rogers, Joseph W. “The Rise of American Edition Binding.” In Bookbinding in America, ed. by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, 131–185. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941.

Rosner, Charles. The Growth of the Book Jacket. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954.

Rota, Anthony. Apart from the Text. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998.

S—, E.B. “Mr. Talwin Morris’s Designs for Cloth Bindings.” Studio 15 (1899): 38–44.

Sadleir, Michael. The Evolution of Publishers’ Binding Styles 1770–1900. 1930. Reprint, New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1990.

———. XIX Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Record. 2 vols. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1951.

Schick, Frank L. The Paper-Bound Book in America…. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1958.

Seymour, Terry. A Guide to Collecting Everyman's Library. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2005.

Sheehan, Donald. This was Publishing: A Chronicle of the Book Trade in the Gilded Age. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1952.

Shove, Raymond H. Cheap Book Production in the United States, 1870 to 1891. Urbana: University of Illinois Library, 1937.

Spawn, Willman and Thomas E. Kinsella. Ticketed Bookbindings from Nineteenth-Century Britain. Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Library, 1999.

Stephens, George A. “Decorative Book Covers.” Penrose’s Pictorial Annual 16 (1910–1911): 113–123.

Sterne, Harold E. Catalogue of Nineteenth Century Bindery Equipment. Cincinnati: Ye Olde Printery, 1978.

Strange, Edward F. “Decorative Work of Gleeson White."

Struik, A.S.A. “The Dust-Jacket: Cloth of Gold in the Auction Room.” Quaerendo 28 (1998): 185–214.

Sutton, Walter. The Western Book Trade: Cincinnati as a Nineteenth-Century Publishing and Book-Trade Center. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1961.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. "The Historiography of American Literary Publishing." Studies in Bibliography 18 (1965): 3-39.

———. “A System of Color Identification for Bibliographical Description.” Studies in Bibliography 20 (1967): 203–234.

Taylor, John Russell. The Art Nouveau Book in Britain. London: Methuen, 1966.

TBR: Trade Bindings Research Newsletter (Vol. 1-15).Serial Publication: Quarterly (every 3 months) v. : ill. ; 29 cm. Fullerton, Calif. : Linda Herman and Cynthia Bruns, 1991-1994. (PBO has made the full run of this newletter online here).

Thompson, Susan Otis. American Book Design and William Morris. 1977. Reprint, New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996.

Thomson, Ellen Mazur. The Origins of Graphic Design in America, 1870–1920. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.

Tidcombe, Marianne. Women Bookbinders, 1880–1920. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996.

Tomlinson, William and Richard Masters. Bookcloth, 1823–1980. Mellor, U.K.: Tomlinson, 1996.

Topp, Chester W. Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849–1905. 8 vols. Denver: Heritage Antiquarian Bookshop, 1993. See vols. 1–3.

Tryon, Warren S. and William Charvat, eds. The Cost Books of Ticknor and Fields, and Their Predecessors, 1832–1858. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1949.

Turner, Mary C. The Bookman’s Glossary. 4th ed. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1961.

Uzanne, Octave. L’Art Dans la Decoration Exterieure des Livres de ce Temps. Paris: Societé Française d’Éditions d’Art, 1898.

Van der Linden, Fons. “The Use of Cloth in Bookbinding and its Introduction to the Netherlands.” Quaerendo 6 (1976): 272–298.

Van Kleeck, Mary. Women in the Bookbinding Trade. New York: Survey, 1913.

Vilain, Jean-François. “The Roycroft Printing Shop: Books, Magazines and Ephemera.” In Head, Hand and Heart: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, edited by Marie Via and Marjorie Searl, 23–54. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1994.

Wakeman, Geoffrey, and Pollard, Graham. Functional Developments in Bookbinding. New Castle, DE: Plough Press, 1993.

Walker, Edward. The Art of Book-Binding, its Rise and Progress…. 1850. Reprint, New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1984.

Walters Art Gallery. The History of Bookbinding, 525–1950 A.D. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery, 1957.

Warrington, Bernard. “William Pickering and the Development of Publishers’ Binding in the Early Nineteenth Century.” Publishing History 33 (1993): 59–76.

White, Gleeson. “The Artistic Decoration of Cloth Book Covers.” Studio 4 (1894): 15–23.

Wick, Peter A., ed. The Turn of a Century, 1885–1910: Art Nouveau-Jugendstil Books. Cambridge: Houghton Library, 1970.

Winship, Michael. American Literary Publishing in the Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

———. “Printing with Plates in the Nineteenth Century United States.” Printing History 5, no. 2 (1983): 15–26.

Wolf, Edwin, 2nd. From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings, 1825-1855. Philadelphia: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1990.

Wood, Esther et al. Modern Book-Bindings and Their Designers. London: Studio, 1899–1900. Special winter issue of The Studio.

Wordsall, Francis. “Art Nouveau and Talwin Morris.” Apollo 85 (1967): 64–65. N1 .A255.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles & The Bibliographical Society of America Announce a Seminar on Decorated Cloth in America: Publisher’s Bindings, 1840-1910. Volume two. Los Angeles. The Library, 1984.

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