October 2012 Archives

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce both Billy Sullivan: Bird Drawings and Lucy Winton: Creatures, two simultaneous exhibitions opening on November 10, 2012. We are also premiering the publication of BIRDS, a limited edition book featuring Sullivan’s drawings and an essay by renowned author Margaret Atwood, who is also a highly regarded birder and conservationist. The entire edition of 450 consists of 350 copies in wrappers, and 100 deluxe cloth-bound copies signed by both the writer and artist.
Beverly Hills, California - October 30, 2012 — Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and music auction house announced its highly anticipated Icons & Idols Rock n’ Roll Auction Event to take place at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 and Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. Music enthusiasts, collectors and the curious will have the opportunity to bid on iconic music memorabilia dating back from the1930s to modern day. From the fascinating world of Lady Gaga to the historic legacy of The Beatles, this auction will be the Rock n’ Roll auction of the year to watch.

Although today’s generation will quickly remember Lady Gaga performing on stage in her now infamous “meat suit,” it was in 1966 that The Beatles were photographed by Roger Whitaker wearing butcher coats with meat and doll parts surrounding them. This became the cover image for the Beatles' Yesterday and Today album though it was not originally intended for the cover of an album. It was immediately deemed unsuitable by DJs around the world and Capitol Records pulled the album. One copy, intended for the trash, was rescued by a Modern Album Company employee and stored away for more than 45 years. This first state stereo copy will be amongst the highlights of the Icons & Idols Music Auction (Est: $6000-8000).
(Chicago) October 30, 2012 - “There is something about a bookstore that makes everybody comfortable,” said veteran bookseller Florence Shay in an interview with the ABAA. “[Customers] unburden themselves and tell me their problems and I tell them exactly what to do - Come back!” And that is just what they did for 40 years; people came to Florence’s beloved rare bookstore, Titles, Inc., situated in downtown Highland Park, and enjoyed her constant presence and cheerful conversation. The space has a very intimate feel, with custom shelves lining the walls, leather bounds and high spots elevated in the back, and displays of Americana and Children’s literature and nick-knacks on tables down the center. It was here that Florence made her customers feel at home, relaxed, and among friends.
LOS ANGELES- Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce the auction of The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector on December 18 in Los Angeles. Part I of The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector will include 300 of the most important manuscripts of the collection with total sale estimates in excess of $8,000,000. The entire collection has over 3,000 items and will be sold over the next two years.

Highlighted first in what will be a series of press releases is the most important handwritten George Washington letter still in private hands. Signed, “G. Washington,” this  2 page handwritten letter from Mount Vernon, dated 15 August 1798, is written to the Reverend Jonathan Boucher about the reverend’s book View of the Causes & Consequences of the American Revolution which he dedicated to George Washington.
LOS ANGELES- Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that the personal correspondence and manuscripts from the world’s greatest authors will be included at their December 18 auction, The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector. Part I of The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector will take place in Los Angeles and include 300 of the most important manuscripts of the collection. The entire collection has over 3,000 items and will be sold over the next two years. Some of the items included in this auction are:

Charles Dickens evocative and important handwritten manuscript of “In Memoriam,” Dickens’s obituary tribute to William Makepeace Thackeray, his old comrade and brother in arms, dated January 15, 1864.  Dickens devotes considerable space to the fiction which Thackeray was at work upon at the time of his death, his unfinished novelDenis Duval. An extraordinary tribute from one great writer to another. The manuscript is expected to fetch $40,000 - $60,000.

Modern & Contemporary Art at Freeman’s

(Philadelphia, Pa) — Freeman's next auction of Modern & Contemporary Art takes place on November 4, 2012. We launched the first of our semi-annual sales dedicated to the subject in 2006. Ever since, our commitment to presenting a potent mix of world-class international artists and great local Philadelphia talents has prevailed, with ever-increasing success. (Click to view the entire auction online or click an image for additional information on that lot.)

A "New" Pousette-Dart
Among the highlights we present is lot 99, Richard Pousette-Dart's Untitled, dated 1977, from his "Strata" series. What makes the release of this work particularly exciting is that it has been virtually unknown as a part of his oeuvre for decades. It has been owned by a private collector who purchased it from the Obelisk Gallery soon after seeing it on a tour of the artist's studio. Interest in Pousette-Dart--a leading member of the New York School group of Abstract Expressionists--has grown substantially in recent years. This work, painted in thick, heavily textured impasto is exemplary of his work from the 1960s on, here rendered in a gorgeous range of golden hues.
New York—The star lot in Swann Galleries’ October 11 auction of Art, Press & Illustrated Books was Das Werk von Gustav Klimt, Einleitende Worte: Hermann Bahr, Peter Altenberg, a stunning volume containing 50 plates in the original case designed by Julius Dratva, Vienna and Leipzig, 1918—it is the only monograph of Klimt’s work published in his lifetime. This beautiful and scarce book sold for an auction record price of $144,000*.       

Also setting a record was Lucien of Samosata’s Die Hetaerengespraeche, illustrated with erotic pencil and ink studies by Klimt, in the original binding created by designer Josef Hoffmann at the Wiener Werkstätte, Leipzig, 1907, $5,520.
London — Christie’s sale of Valuable Manuscripts & Printed Books on 21 November 2012 will feature fine illuminated manuscripts and literary manuscripts by Franz Kafka and Gabriel García Márquez among others. Leading the auction are deluxe catalogues of the collections of one of the most important philanthropists and collectors of the 19th century, J. Pierpont Morgan. Printed books by authors including A.A. Milne, Adam Smith, Jane Austen, and Alexander Pushkin are also featured. All works will be on public view from 17 to 20 November 2012.

J. P. Morgan started collecting as a young businessman and was a notable collector of books, pictures, paintings, clocks and other art objects. These lavish first editions of the catalogues detailing his collections of jewels, works of art, miniatures and watches are hand-coloured and printed on vellum, reflecting the quality and wealth of one of the most recognisable collections in the history of art. The Morgan Collection catalogues were often distributed among heads of states and national museums and copies are seldom offered at auction.
Publication Announcement

THE ROXBURGHE CLUB: A BICENTENARY HISTORY By Nicolas Barker.
The Roxburghe Club, 2012



Founded at a dinner to mark the sale of the incomparable library of the 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, the Club that bears his name is the oldest, and the pre-eminent, society of bibliophiles in the world. The Club's first secretary was the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, famous for his chronicling of Bibliomania, and its first President the Earl Spencer, the creator of one of the finest private libraries in Europe. Throughout its history, the Club has always linked the scholarly and the aristocratic.


NEW YORK, October 22, 2012—The Museum of Modern Art will open a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, on October 24, 2012. The exhibition Edvard Munch: The Scream will also include a small selection of works of the same period drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection. Of the four versions of The Scream that Munch created between 1893 and 1910, three are in the collections of museums in Norway, and this pastel is the only one remaining in private hands. The Scream is being lent from a private collection, and will be on view at MoMA through April 29, 2013.

A haunting rendition of a hairless figure on a road under a yellow-orange sky, The Scream has captured the popular imagination since the time of its making. The image was originally conceived by Munch as part of the epic Frieze of Life series, which explored modern life by focusing on the themes of love, angst, and death. Especially concerned with the expressive representation of emotions and personal relationships, Munch was associated with the international development of Symbolism during the 1890s and recognized as a precursor of 20th-century Expressionism.

Eric Carle Museum Celebrates Ten Years

[October 2012, Amherst] The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration November 10 and 11 with the Museum’s first major permanent collection exhibition, Iconic Images: 10 Years of Collecting for The Carle. The opening weekend will also feature a special installation of festive stars created by local picture book artists, book signings, and a bookshop boutique for holiday shopping.

“This is a major milestone for our young Museum, which has quickly become the premier center for picture books, both nationally and internationally,” says Executive Director Alexandra Kennedy. “We are eager to highlight our important permanent collection and our extensive educational reach, and to thank the many supporters who have made our successes possible.”
New York, NY, October 19, 2012—The emergence of Mannerism in Florentine Renaissance art as exemplified by the brilliant painter Rosso Fiorentino is the subject of a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, opening on November 16, 2012. The show includes the artist’s extraordinary painting, Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, as well a selection of drawings, printed books, letters, and manuscripts by other Florentine masters. The Holy Family, on loan from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, is one of only three paintings by Rosso in the United States. Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing will remain on view at the Morgan through February 3, 2013.

Born Giovanni Battista di Jacopo di Guaspare in Florence, Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540)—so known because of his distinctive red hair—was one of the foremost exponents of the late Renaissance style known as Mannerism, or the maniera. Characterized by extreme artifice, effortless grace, and refinement, and given to displays of inventive fantasy, spatial ambiguity, and strange beauty, this style developed about 1520 simultaneously in Rome (in the circle of Raphael) and in Florence (in the work of artists associated with Andrea del Sarto).
An important collection of Howard Hughes artifacts will be sold at auction November 7 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, documenting Hughes’ record-setting Around-the-World flight. The collection was compiled by Hughes’ flight operations manager, Al Lodwick, who was responsible for mapping the route, making contact with government officials and airport managers to ensure that Hughes would be allowed to land, and arranging for refueling and repairs as necessary. Following a renewed interest in the early aviation exploits of the notoriously eccentric millionaire, the unprecedented archive is expected to achieve well over $15,000 at auction.

Stops were made in Paris, Moscow, Takutsk (Siberia) and Fairbanks, before the return to an homecoming parade in New York. A number of important official documents are included in the collection that were carried by Hughes in-flight, including US Department of Commerce authorizations for foreign flight, permits from the Irish Free State to carry weapons, certificates of insurance, customs clearances, and two letters signed by Howard Hughes, written in Russian, to be presented as letters of credit to Russian officials.
The André Meyer Musical Collection
The First Sale at Sotheby’s France devoted entirely to Music totals €3.3 million / $4.3 million

Paris, 17 October 2012: This exceptional collection, running to nearly 500 lots, brought a total of €3,327,655 ($4.335.570) to establish the most important sale of printed music for over a century. These remarkable results constitute a vibrant homage to collector André Meyer, who devoted his entire life to music.

In the words of Stephen Roe, International Director of Sotheby’s Books & Manuscripts Department: “We are very delighted with the results of the sale, which included a number of rarities never seen on the market for 70 years, many of which are not likely to come on the market again.”
October 16, 2012—The Library of Congress will debut a unique new blog to complement its exhibition, “The Civil War in America,” which opens Nov. 12. The blog will help chronicle the sacrifices and accomplishments of those—from both the North and South—whose lives were lost or affected by the events of 1861-1865.

“While pouring through the collections in preparation for putting together this exhibition, it struck us that the wealth of first-person accounts - through diaries, letters and published memoirs - provided such a rich and personal narrative for the exhibition and could be repackaged in a modern-day format to evoke the immediacy of what these people were experiencing directly,” said exhibit director Cheryl Regan. “And posting this material throughout the duration of the exhibition will provide a memorable and unique experience even for individuals unable to travel to Washington.”
NEW YORK — The stalwarts of Illustration art, across all aspects of the genre, showed their mettle once again on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America) in Heritage Auction’s $3.3+ million Illustration Art Signature® Auction, Heritage’s most successful Illustration event of 2012.
 
“The auction room was packed, the phones were buzzing and the online bids were fast and furious,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President at Heritage Auctions. “The demand for the best examples of Golden Age, Classic, Pin-up and Pulp art continues to grow.”
 
The auction’s top lot came from the legendary hand of Brandywine master Jessie Willcox Smith as her crayon and watercolor Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Swift's Premium Soap Products calendar illustration, 1916, drew a $134,500 final price realized (all prices include Buyer’s Premium). 
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) — New Orleans Auction Galleries is proud to announce another tremendously successful auction. Notable highlights from the two-day event include a fine handcrafted Baccarat full-lead crystal forty-eight light chandelier that sold for $98,400, a record for New Orleans Auction Galleries, along with a Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993) bronze, “Chinese Horse II,” which brought in $73,800 after fierce international bidding among floor, internet and phone bidders.

The auction also offered a variety of exceptional art pieces, including a Pablo Picasso, glazed white earthenware dish painted in colors, entitled “Woman's Face,” which went for $19,680, along with a Jerzy Nowosielski, oil on canvas, “Seated Partial Nude with Sunglasses,” which sold for $7,687.
On October 25th, 2012, PBA Galleries in San Francisco will offer at auction a remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, pamphlets and other material relating to the early history of California, its ranchos, and land ownership. The library of the late John C. Broome, of Fresno, California, comprises key works of early California exploration, settlement and land law, manuscript diseños and land grants, legal briefs, title abstracts, maps both printed and manuscript, and more. Mr. Broome devoted much of his life to the study of the ranchos of California, the Mexican land grants made to both native and adopted citizens which were to form the basis for development in the territory, and lead to controversy and disputes during the first half-century of California statehood. In the course of his researches he acquired many rarities, now being sold for his estate.
(Philadelphia, Pa) October 12, 2012 - Auctions love a mystery... Controversy has long surrounded the portrait of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, attributed to the unsung painter Elias Gottlob Haussmann. The top lot in Freeman's October 'International Sales,' it hammered in, after a vigorous bidding war, at an astounding $122,500, many times what might be expected. Is this a contemporaneous portrait, painted of the composer from life, as abundant scholarship, scientific evidence, even a book suggest?... The market has spoken. The smart money is betting it is.
 
Freeman's 'Old Master Paintings' auction, only our second-ever, is a key component of our 'International Sale,' in alliance with Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland's oldest auction house. It succeeded, as the only Old Masters Painting sale in America outside of New York, in capturing the interest of collectors across the continents, resulting in a strong performance across the board that reflects our growing strength and commitment in this arena. 
San Francisco—The Fine Books and Manuscripts sale at Bonhams in San Francisco, held October 10 and simulcast to New York, brought a successful $1,338,263.

The sale’s top highlight was a first-edition, eight-volume collection of albumen prints: The People of India: a Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan (1868-1875) by John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye, which achieved $80,500, soaring past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-12,000. The collection provides a remarkably comprehensive photographically-illustrated ethnographic study of India. The officers of the British Army were instructed by Lord Canning, Governor-General of India at the time, to go out and photograph “interesting subjects,” and the results proved so extensive that a decision was made to publish them in the present format.

The 22nd Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the organisers of the 22nd Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair, are delighted to announce that they have more exhibitors than ever before taking part in the fair which will take place over two days on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2012 in the stunning surroundings of The Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road (opposite Sydney Street), London SW3 5EE.

This year’s fair, which will consist of all types of books, manuscripts and ephemera, will include 81 exhibitors. The majority of dealers are local or from around England and Scotland, however 10% are international exhibitors who will be travelling from countries including Italy, Germany, France, USA and Canada. 18 of the exhibitors are new this year.
New York, NY, October 10, 2012 —The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other books by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) have become classics of children’s literature and represent one of the most successful publishing enterprises in the history of the British book trade. Yet Peter Rabbit began not as a commercial publishing venture, but as a story created to entertain the child of a family friend—all told in an eight-page letter illustrated with pen-drawn vignettes.

Beginning November 2, 2012, The Morgan Library & Museum will explore the extraordinary tale of how Beatrix Potter, a largely self-taught artist and writer, used a series of private letters to develop some of the most vividly depicted animal characters in all of children’s literature—in the process creating a wholly original artistic and literary style. On view until January 27, 2013, Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters—including the famous Peter Rabbit letter—from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University. The letters will be supplemented and enhanced with more than eighty related items, including Potter’s privately-printed The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children’s toys and games inspired by Potter’s stories.
New York—Swann Galleries’ October 2 auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana was one of the largest and most successful Americana auctions Swann has held, bringing in more than $840,000­­­-well above the high estimate, and almost twice the low estimate. In all, 93 percent of the lots were sold.

The top-priced item in the sale was Isaac Plumb’s Civil War archive, which sold for $55,200, the most any Civil War archive has brought at Swann. Another highlight was an archive from Commodore George Washington Storer of the Brazilian Squadron fighting the Atlantic slave trade, which brought $24,000. Both lots were purchased by a New Jersey book dealer.
Next week the British Library will publish Andrew Forrester’s The Female Detective, the first novel to feature a professional female detective in British fiction. This new publication will be the first trade edition of the novel since its original publication in 1864. 



Typical of detective fiction at the time, Forrester’s book features various cases narrated by the ‘original lady detective’, ‘Miss Gladden’, where she applies her considerable energy and intelligence to solve crimes. ‘G’, as she is often referred to, enters crime scenes incognito, tracking down killers while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others. For all the intrigue and interest of the stories, little is ever revealed about Gladden herself, and her personal circumstances remain a mystery throughout.


SAN FRANCISCO — In the annual celebration of the printed word, the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco on Friday, February 15, through Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. 

Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the three-day event is the world’s largest antiquarian book fair, offering something for book lovers and collectors of all stripes.  More than 200 booksellers from the United States and around the globe will share their collections and treasures including books, manuscripts, maps and other types of printed materials such as incunabula, fine bindings, children’s and illustrated books, ephemera and more.  Fascinating antiquarian books covering all types of subjects, such as law, architecture, cookery, history, science, politics and many more will be available to peruse and purchase.
Plainfield, NH — October 7, 2012 — This season’s annual W.A. Smith Thanksgiving Holiday Auction will feature 500 lots, highlighting fine American and European antique furniture, decorative accessories, a variety of art including beautiful equestrian and sporting paintings, a collection of White Mountain 19th century work, and a wonderful selection of estate jewelry and silver from a leading New York family.
 
This year’s Preview will be held on Black Friday, November 23, from Noon to 6 PM where wine and cheese will be served as guests survey the items up for auction. On Saturday, November 24, the bidding will commence at 10 AM.  Throughout the day guests will have the opportunity to bid on the hundreds and hundreds of truly unique items that will be up for sale this year.  Each has its own history and promise to make a personal, original gift at (what is sure to be) a fraction of the cost of the prices in most antique stores.
CLAREMONT, CA (October 4, 2012) — Kitty Maryatt, director of the Scripps College Press, lectures on “Interrogating Book Structure” on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor, in Manhattan. She also presents a workshop at the center on Oct 27-28. Both events are open to the public for a fee.
             Maryatt will have an exhibition at the center beginning Oct. 3 through Dec. 15. Maryatt’s exhibition and the title of her lecture is “Interrogating Book Structure.” The title of her workshop is “Expressive Hand Typesetting: Illiazd as a Role Model.” There will also be an exhibit of Scripps College Press books at the New York Center for Book Arts during those same dates.
DALLAS — A rare early National Bank Note from Fairbanks, Alaska, with prestigious serial number 1 and a pedigree from the family of the city’s namesake, leads the offerings in Heritage Auctions’ ANA Currency Signature® Auction, the official auction of the 2012 ANA National Money ShowSM in Dallas, Oct. 18-22.
 
The Series 1902 Red Seal $5 National Bank Note, Fr. 587, First National Bank of Fairbanks, Apparent Choice New 63, was issued in 1905 along with $10 and $20 denominations. The city of Fairbanks was named for a then-U.S. Senator from Indiana, Charles W. Fairbanks, who had been a key participant in the 1898 negotiations over the border between Alaska and Canada. The high-grade, low-serial-number note comes directly from the family of Charles W. Fairbanks, a striking pedigree that gives an already rare piece of currency even more importance. The estimate is $200,000+. 

Franciscan Manuscript Top Lot at Bonhams

Many items in Bonhams sale of “Early Printing and English Books” yesterday (2.10.12) were purchased on behalf of British libraries and achieved a total of £1,081,675 with 95 per cent of lots sold.

Top item in the sale was a 700 year old Franciscan manuscript described by Bonhams Book Dept as: “A remarkable 14th century survival from Italy. A lovely thing to hold in your hand with great illustrations by a monk.” Estimated to sell for £20,000 to £30,000 it achieved £49,250.

The manuscript titled GREGORY I, Saint and Pope it is a remarkable survival of two fourteenth century Franciscan texts in an early Italian blind-stamped binding.
The British Library is delighted to host Jack Kerouac’s 120-foot manuscript scroll of On the Road in London for the first time as part of a new exhibition opening tomorrow. On the Road: Jack Kerouac’s Manuscript Scroll explores the development of the novel that defined the Beat Generation and has become a classic of post-war American literature. The exhibition relaunches the Library’s Folio Society Gallery, which has been home to British Library exhibitions including The Worlds of Mervyn Peake and A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural.
 
Written over a period of three weeks in April 1951 in manic bursts of what Allen Ginsberg referred to as ‘spontaneous bop prosody’, Jack Kerouac typed the manuscript of On the Road onto rolls of architects’ paper, having taped it together into a long scroll. This way, Kerouac would not have to replace paper at the end of each page or interrupt his creative flow. The product was a 120-foot long manuscript, which has toured states around the US and parts of Europe since 2004.
DALLAS — Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 ink and graphite on paper masterpiece, Sunrise; Sunset, is expected to realize more than $400,000 when it comes across the auction block as the lead lot in Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 23 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature® Auction, taking place at the company’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
 
“In 1964 Fiddler On The Roof was the toast of Broadway, where it went on to win 9 Tony Awards, one of which was for Best Musical,” said Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage. “The Act 1 closer, ‘Sunrise, Sunset,’ was a pop culture phenomenon and one of the Broadway canon’s most memorable tunes. Certainly Lichtenstein was aware of this popular and infectious tune when he created this remarkable set of drawings with the same title.”
Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2012 — Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded an $896,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new three-year fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities.

The Mellon Fellowship program will enable a select group of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts. Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows will attend annual research-oriented seminars at Rare Book School and at major special collections libraries nationwide. Fellows will receive stipends to support research-related travel to special collections, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.
The American Printing History Association (APHA) is pleased to announce a fellowship award for the study of printing history. An award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing in any form, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms. Applications are especially welcome from those working in the area of American printing history, but the subject of research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Study related to the history of printing with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
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