From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.
Historical Book Arts Collection
The history of the book is a fascinating subject, and one that is addressed
head on by this most wonderful collection from the University of Washington
Libraries Historical BookArts Collection. This digital collection features a
sampling of materials held in their Special Collections Division and is
primarily intended to serve as a teaching tool. The materials here are
contained within sections that include "Binding", "Printing", "Paper", and
three others. By clicking on each section, visitors can find digitized
images that illustrate everything from examples of insect damage, endsheets,
and gilt stamped works. Along with the actual items, visitors will also want
to read the three essays offered here, including "Illustration Techniques"
and "19th Century Bindings". Finally, visitors can also search the entire
collection via three well-designed search functions. [KMG]