Sarah Wyman Whitman Designs

Thoreau-CC.jpgFor those of you just digging in to FB&C’s winter 2011 edition, I’d like to point you toward some (more) wonderful images of Sarah Wyman Whitman’s bindings. The Boston Public Library has posted an incredible resource of Whitman images on Flickr. In our article on Whitman, curator-writer Stuart Walker references this vast collection of images. It’s amazing. Seen here at right, her design for Thoreau’s Cape Cod (alas, the only Whitman I own).

I also received today a catalogue announcement from William & Nina Matheson Books, showcasing “The Book Arts of the 1890s.” Looks like a lot of nice secondary material for Whitman collectors.
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