422-Volume Rare Book Collection Becomes an Integral Part of the American Bookbinders Museum

It took 15 years to gather Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings. Its hallmark being that books were chosen for their covers and arranged by decades. That way of organization gives a unique chance to see how the historical events affected book decoration and book production in general. It truly makes books a subject of an interdisciplinary study of art, history, design and commerce.

At the American Bookbinders Museum (San Francisco, USA), Kathleen’s collection will join 500-plus bookbinding manuals gathered by its founder Tim James. Books will be shelved independently and in their original order at least until Kathleen’s death.

Please read the full story by Rachel Elizabeth Jones at Seven Days web site (Vermont).

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