Master Bibliography of Online Resources

This master list includes research resources, exhibitions, and collections information relating to the study and appreciation of Publishers' Bindings. Please contact us at if you know of a site appropriate for inclusion.

Bibliography of Print Resources | Bibliography of Binding Designer Resources

Amy Sacker: Boston Book Designer
A project by Mark Schumacher at University of North Carolina-Greensboro

American Case Construction Binding
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The Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings: 1815–1915
Grolier Club

Beauty for Commerce: Publishers' Bindings 1830-1910
University of Rochester Special Collections

Bibliographical Society of America

Bibliography of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Scandinavian-American Publisher Holdings, 1840-1920
Included in PBO project

Blissful Books and Bindings
Bowdoin College

Bookbindings in Paper and Cloth, 1800-1925
Queen's University Special Collections, Ontario

Discussion email list:

Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington Drawings by Margaret R. Brown

Bound to Please: American Cloth Bookbindings, 1830-1910
A Rare Book School Exhibition curated by Vincent Golden Exhibition at The Rotunda, University of Virginia, 13 November 2006 through 1 May 2007.
Exhibition brochure at:

Burpee Seed Catalog Cover Gallery
Burpee Seed Co.

British Library Database of Bookbindings

The Charles M Adams American Trade Binding Collection
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century
University of Delaware Library

CoOL, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington

Cover Story: 19th Century Cloth Book Covers
University of Florida

Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas
Penn Library / exhibitions

Decorative American Bookbinding:
Exlibris: An Electronic News and Discussion Group for Those Interested in Rare Books, Manuscripts, Special Collections, and Librarianship in Special Collections

Decorative Publishers' Bindings: Ohio Imprints and Authors
Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library

Digital Bridges
LeHigh University

Elegant Book Bindings in the Mortimer Rare Book Room
Smith College

Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eureka! There's Gold in Them Thar Books, Exhibit description
University of Virginia

Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms Used in the Online Catalog
American Antiquarian Society

German Decorative Trade Bindings
University of Wisconsin-Madison

German Publishers' Bookbindings 1811 -1925
Howard W. Gunlocke Rare Book and Special Collections Room, Georgetown University

Gleaming Gold and Shining Silver
Article on an exhibition curated by Sue Allen, Yale Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 2, September 2002, Yale University

Gold-Stamped Publishers’ Bindings Exhibition
Columbia University

Hundred Highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek: National Library of the Netherlands Dutch Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbindings from 1890-1930.

It’s the Ticket: Nineteenth-Century Bookbinding in the British Isles and the United States
Bryn Mawr College

Jack London Collection
Utah State University, Special Collections

Jackie Gleason Parapsychology Collection
University of Miami

James Burn and Co. Ticketed Bindings from Robert J. Milevski, Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Library

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Gold-Stamped Publishers' Bindings of the 19th Century
Columbia University

The Lucile Project
An ambitious project by Sid Huttner at the University of Iowa, to attempt to recover the publishing history of a single 19th century book

Margaret Armstrong: American Book Designer
A site by Linda M. Wilson

Minsky Online: Publishers' Bindings Gallery
Richard Minsky

Norwegian-American Imprint Collection
St. Olaf University

Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious - Bookbindings from Special Collections in the Princeton University Library
Online version of the exhibition curated by Scott Husby in the Main Gallery during November 2002

Printed Flower Gardens: The Bookbindings of Margaret Armstrong
Exhibit description, University of Virginia

Publishers' Cloth: A Gallery of Bindings, ca. 1840-1910
Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company

Publishers' Trade List Annual: Index of Contributors and Advertisers 1873-1947
A project by Sid Huttner at the University of Iowa

Talwin Morris Book Design
University of Glasgow, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute

To Judge a Book by its Cover: 19th Century American Pictorial Book Covers
Oberlin College Special Collections

Trade Catalogs at the University of Delaware Library: Printing, Publishing, and the Book Trades University of Delaware

Uncle Tom's Cabin Covers
The University of Virginia

Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers
Princeton University

Victorian Bookbinding: Innovation and Extravagance, 1820-1910
University of North Texas

Vocabulary Program
Getty Institute

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