The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse

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A biography of Morse by Grolier Club member Mindell Dubansky and two thoughtful essays on her work and influence by scholars in the field of nineteenth-century decorative arts is followed by a comprehensive--and lavishly illustrated--survey of all the known works by the designer, drawn from the personal collection of Mindell Dubansky, and from the resources of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Designed by Jerry Kelly, and printed in an edition of 1100 copies.

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MINDELL DUBANSKY is a librarian and conservator at the Metropolitan Musem of Art, and head of the museum's book conservation department. She has lectured, published and taught widely on the art and history of the book.

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"[It] will be an invaluable reference tool and is likely to set a standard for future studies of designer American publishers' bindings - if only we had similar information available for the work of Sarah Wyman Whitman and Margaret Armstrong!" - Michael Winship, Professor of English, at the University of Texas at Austin"

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Book Description The Grolier Club, New York, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Limited Edition of 1,100 copies.. 108 pages. Softcover. New book. EXHIBITION CATALOGS. A ground-breaking study of one of America's leading designers of nineteenth-century publishers' book-bindings, published to accompany the eponymous exhibition held at the Grolier Club January 23-March 7, 2008. A biography of Morse by Grolier Club member Mindell Dubansky and two thoughtful essays on her work and influence by scholars in the field of nineteenth-century decorative arts is followed by a comprehensiveÑand lavishly illustrated Ñ survey of all the known works by the designer, drawn from the personal collection of Mindell Dubansky, and from the resources of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Designed by Jerry Kelly, and printed in an edition of 1100 copies. Mindell Dubansky is a librarian and conservator at the Metropolitan Musem of Art, and head of the museum's book conservation department. She has lectured, published and taught widely on the art and history of the book. (Key Words: Grolier Club, Alice C. Morse, Jerry Kelly, Book Covers, Mindell Dubansky, Exhibition Catalogues, Book Desogmers, Biography). book. Bookseller Inventory # 77502X3

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