Category Archives: Publishers’ Bindings Online

Sinking Ships and (Relative) Ancient History

One hundred and forty-four years ago, on June 19, 1864, the CSS Alabama was sunk at the end of a fierce naval engagement with the USS Kearsarge off the coast of Cherbourg in France. The Alabama had docked in Cherbourg … Continue reading

TGIF from PBO and the Minsky Collection

The book featured here is Black Friday by Frederic Stewart Isham (1886-1922) with binding design by Rome K. Richardson, published in 1904 in New York by Grosset and Dunlap. It is from the Richard Minsky Collection at the W.S. Hoole … Continue reading

Turning Japanese: How Winnifred Eaton became Onoto Watanna in Victorian America

Join us Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Hoole Special Collections Library, 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall at 4:30 pm for a lecture by Dr. Edward Tang, Associate Professor of American Studies, The University of Alabama. [flier for event … Continue reading

Minsky Collection in PBO! From the real to the virtual!

It is a distinct pleasure and honor to announce that the Richard Minsky Collection of 19th and early 20th century publishers’ bindings have been added to Publishers’ Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books. This incredible group of books was … Continue reading