Trade Bindings with
Native American Themes
| The Deluxe Edition is
printed in high resolution inkjet with archival pigment
inks, in a hardcover binding with page edges in 23K gold
over Armenian bole. It features a recessed cloth cover
panel reproducing the unsigned cover design for The
Indians' Book, by Natalie Curtis, Harper and
Brothers, ©1923; Revised edition. The design is likely by
Angel de Cora (Hinook Mahiwi Kilinaka, Winnebago).
the book (PDF)
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spectacular; I am really impressed. As soon as it
arrived last week I read through it; totally engrossing
and enjoyable. "
Curator of Rare Books and
Director of the Book Studies Concentration, Smith
Bibliographical Society of America
"This is a terrific and imaginative
Emeritus, Special Collections
California State Library
"The book looks fantastic. Very glad
to call one mine."
"This is wonderful—great copy to go
with the fascinating covers. You have outdone yourself."
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The Book Cover Art of Thomas Watson Ball
| The catalogs of publisher's
bookbindings being done by Richard Minsky are a
fundamental resource in the field. In my last
conversation with Sue Allen, she praised his work
and told me Richard was "the one to watch."
Richard's research has been invaluable in
documenting the extensive holdings of the Book Arts
Collection at the University of Washington Libraries
and providing correct citations for the digital site
we are preparing.
Arts and Rare Book Curator, University of
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Limited Edition is offset printed in full color with
archival inks, and features a flexible window cover of
bookcloth over 2-ply museum board, with the same cloth
panel as the Deluxe Edition above.
includes 120 cover designs with Native
American themes by Margaret Armstrong,
Frank Hazenplug, The Decorative
Designers, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh,
Blanche Helen McLane, Rome K.
Richardson, George W. Hood, Thomas
Watson Ball, Angel de Cora, Amy Rand,
George W. Hood and many others.
The books in this exhibition represent a
wide variety of viewpoints—by Native
American men and women, by white authors
of different persuasions, and by people
of mixed blood. Through book cover art
we see the relationships between
indigenous and immigrant Americans, from
highly personal accounts to stereotypes.
There is fiction and also fiction
purporting to be truth, including a
white missionary writing under a
pseudonym as an Indian Chief, and a
multiracial black man, son of a school
janitor, writing as a pureblood
Non-fiction categories include
ethnographics, captivity narratives,
songs and dances. Juvenile books include
adventure stories for white boys and
children's stories created by and for
There are decorative, symbolic, and
pictorial covers representing a
wide variety of cultures from the
Arctic to South America, and times
from prehistoric to the early 20th
of the Limited and Deluxe editions is hand sewn
with linen thread onto linen tapes.
Limited Edition printed
in full color on an Indigo 5000 digital
offset press with the same text as the Deluxe Edition, but in the
slightly smaller 12" x 9" format, hand
bound, sewn with linen thread, in a flexible
cloth cover with a design adapted
from one of the covers in the exhibition, an
archival inkjet printed dust wrapper, and
polyester protective overwrap. Edition of
100 signed and numbered copies.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Trade Bindings with
Native American Themes
Deluxe Edition limited to 25 signed and
numbered copies 13" x 9.5" with color
photos of all bindings in the
exhibition, printed in archival high
resolution 6-color inkjet, hand bound in
a hardcover cloth binding with a design adapted from one of
the covers in the exhibition.
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exhibition catalogs in this
series documented more than 1,200
Together they provide an extensive
resource for curators, catalogers,
art historians, designers,
collectors, and students of material
institutions have acquired
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The previous exhibition
catalogs in this series documented more
than 1,200 book covers.
Together they provide a valuable resource
for curators, catalogers, scholars,
art historians, designers, collectors, and
students of material culture.
institutions have acquired them.
Book Cover Art of
Thomas Watson Ball
Volume 1, 2006
Volume 3, 2010
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