The Fine Books & Collections Guide to online exhibits is a list of the best and most comprehensive exhibits related to book collecting, bookbinding, printing, publishing, rare books, maps, and manuscripts available on the web. This is the online companion to our Biblio 360, a guide to book clubs & societies, classes & seminars, exhibits, lectures, readings, symposia, conferences, and more, which is available in our spring 2010 quarterly.
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Household Words: Women Write From and For the Kitchen, University of Pennsylvania Library.
ABC: An Alphabet Exhibition, University of Delaware Library.
The ABC of Collecting Everyman’s Library, (previously at University of North Carolina Library).
Agents Wanted: Subscription Publishing in America, University of Pennsylvania Library.
Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu, Library of Congress.
The Art of the Bookplate, Pittsburgh State Art Museum.
Atlantic Materia Medica, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
The Atlas of Early Printing, University of Iowa Libraries.
Author, Publisher, Bookseller, Reader: Transformations in the Eighteenth-Century British Book Trade, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Library.
Beauty & Bravado in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Princeton University Library.
Benjamin Franklin: Writer and Printer, Library Company of Philadelphia.
Beyond the Work of One: Oxford College Libraries and Their Benefactors, Bodleian Library.
Bibliotheca Canadiana: A Historical Survey of Canadian Bibliography, McGill University Library.
Bibliotheca Schoenbergensis, University of Pennsylvania Library.
The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding, Syracuse University Library.
The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn, Yale University Library.
Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in WWII, University of Virginia Library.
California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition, 1975-2006, Stanford University Library.
The Charters of Freedom: A New World is at Hand, The National Archives.
Chez La Veuve: Women Printers in Great Britain, 1475-1700, University of Illinois Library.
Citizen Milton, Bodleian Library.
The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Library.
Collectors’ Obsessions: A Treasury of Books, Johns Hopkins University Library.
Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders & Book Designers, Princeton University Library.
Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century, University of Delaware Library.
Dard Hunter: Designer, Publisher, Scholar, Ohio University Library.
Demons and Devotions: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, The Morgan Library and Museum.
Designs for Democracy: 200 Years of Drawing, The National Archives.
Documented Rights, The National Archives.
Extending the Book: The Art of Extra-Illustration, Folger Shakespeare Library.
The Fine Art of British Bookbinding, Indiana University Library.
Fore-Edge Paintings in the Lilly Library, Indiana University Library.
Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection of Literary Forgery, University of Delaware Library.
Four Thousand Years of Miniature Books, Indiana University Library.
From Manuscript to Print: The Evolution of the Medieval Book, Cornell University Library.
From Pen to Printing Press: Ten Centuries of Islamic Books Arts, Indiana University Library.
From The Bottom Up: Popular Reading and Writing in the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints, Library Company of Philadelphia.
Girls’ Series Books Rediscovered: Nancy Drew and Friends, University of Maryland Library.
The Great Menagerie: The Wonderful World of Pop-Up and Movable Books, 1811-1996, University of North Texas Library.
The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center, Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin.
Hand Bookbindings, Princeton University Library.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Musical Treasures, University of Pennsylvania Library.
The History of Chinese Bookbinding, British Library.
History of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Collection, Harvard University Library.
Illuminating the Word: The St. Johns Bible, Library of Congress.
The Illustrated Book, 1780-1830, University of Pennsylvania Library.
The Illustrated Word at the Fin de Siècle, Yale University Library.
Book Marks: The Trail Readers Leave Behind, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.
Imperial Views, Colonial Subjects: Victorian Periodicals and the Empire, Yale University Library.
The Infancy of Printing, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Library.
The Jewish Book: Material Texts and Comparative Contexts, University of Pennsylvania Library.
Judging a Book by Its Cover: Gold-Stamped Publishers Bindings of the 19th Century, Columbia University Library.
The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and His Press, Brigham Young University Library.
A Lewis Carroll Centenary Exhibition, Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin.
Map Talk: A Conversation with Maps at the JCB, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Maury A. Bromsen: Legacy of a Bookman, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
A Monument More Durable Than Brass: The Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson, Harvard University Library.
The Mosher Press, Millersville University Library.
Of Maps and Men: In Pursuit of a Northwest Passage, Princeton University Library.
On the Edge: The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting, Boston Public Library.
The Original Wind in the Willows, Bodleian Library.
Out of Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts, The J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Passionate Collector: Willard Fiske and His Libraries, Cornell University Library.
Pennsylvania German Broadsides: Windows into an American Culture, Library Company of Philadelphia.
Personal Visions: Artists’ Books at the Millennium, University of Delaware Library.
Petrarch at 700, University of Pennsylvania Library.
Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery, Chicago Botanic Garden.
Printing: Renaissance and Reformation, University of South Carolina Library.
Public Passions, Private Legacy: Paul Mellon’s Personal Library, University of Virginia Library.
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts, The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Reused, Rebound, Recovered: Medieval Manuscript Fragments in Law Book Bindings, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.
Shakespeare and the Book, Columbia University Library.
The Small Press and the Black Arts Movement, Syracuse University Library.
The Speculum Theologiae, Yale University Library.
Thomas Jefferson’s Library, Library of Congress.
Victorian Bookbinding: Innovations and Extravagance, 1820-1910, University of North Texas Library.
William Morris and His Circle, Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin.
A Window on the Middle Ages, Trinity College Library, Dublin.
Wood Engraving: An Art Lost and Found, University of North Texas Library.
The Word on the Street: Broadsides, National Library of Scotland.