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Private Press Collection
The Art and History of the Book Collections
Book Arts Collection
The Book Arts Collection brings together the work of famous printers, type designers, book designers, book artists, and illustrators, such as William Morris and Aubrey Beardsley.
The Private Press Collection is a growing collection of material issued by private presses, particularly in the Midwest. As part of the Art and History of the Book subject holdings, the works held in the collection demonstrate examples of fine printing, fine binding, creative book making, artists' books, or literary works selected for private publication. Our holdings range from renowned presses such as Walter Hamady's Perishable Press and John Martin's Black Sparrow Press, to sculptural books from Flying Fish Press, to fine printing produced for the Limited Editions Club. A master list of all of the presses that we collect can be found here.
To see if we own particular titles, please search our online catalog.