March 2010 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Minsky's Art of American Book Covers

Richard Minsky--renowned book artist and founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York--is publishing a new volume of decorated commercial bindings, The Art of American Book Covers, 1875-1930. It is the first time Minsky's work is available in a trade edition, published by George Braziller Publishers, with color illustrations and a decorated cloth binding. As a treat, I assigned myself to review the book for our April e-letter (which will arrive in your inbox on Thursday), and I'll tell you this, it is a stunning book. It will be available to purchase through your favorite indie bookshop, online, and in the Fine Books store.

However, Minsky is also offering a signed and slip-cased first edition of the book on his website. He created 100 of these special editions. Through Wednesday, March 31, there is a pre-pub special price of $90, and there are, he tells me, only 25 left right now. Go get 'em!