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[BKARTS] American Publishers' Bindings progress

Dear Book_Arts-L community

Progress has been made on the catalog of
American Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929.

Drafts are up of the sections on The Oriental Influence,
Trees and the Picture Plane, The Motor Car Hits the Cover,
The Hollywood Connection, Travel Books, Flowers & Vines.

Currently I am working on six sections: Ships and Water,
Symmetrical Patterns, Architecture, Adventure-Pictorial,
Old Style, and A Class of Its Own.

You may read the chapter on The Oriental Influence at


The projected Publication Prices for all three editions of this catalog
have been raised. The current pre-publication prices will expire August 31
as previously announced.

New pre-publication pricing will will be in effect September 1. Those who
have already subscribed, or subscribe by August 31, are not affected by the
price change.

This has come about because the size of the collection increased.

The catalog was originally to have included about 200 books with images. It
now has 400 cover designs, and to date the images have been photographed or
scanned for over 300 of them. This has added considerable expense and scope
to the catalog, hence the price increase.

It is on schedule for 2006 publication in a Deluxe Edition, a Limited
Edition, and a CD-ROM. Pre-publication discount subscription information is
at http://minsky.com/orderform-subscription1.htm

The Deluxe edition of 25 copies will be in a Minsky binding that is
influenced by study of this collection.  The Deluxe edition will use 23K
gold for the stamping.

The exhibition installation views are online at

The earlier (incomplete) version of the checklist with about 200 partial
entries and 30 images is at

While the book is in preparation, subscribers have passcode access to the
website with the complete checklist of 400 books, and all the images (300
as of today), as well as the illustrated essays as they are written, and
the current database.


Edelpappband / "Millimeter" Binding Bind-O-Rama, Entry Deadline - October 1, 2005

             For all your subscription questions, go to the
                      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.

          See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information

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