The Bishop Collection
Detailed information on the Bishop Collection will be published here.
In general, the collection consists of 181 linear feet, and includes:
Over two thosand books published by Mosher and later Mosher Press
publications, including many rarities,
boxed sets, Japan vellum
printings, and books printed on real vellum.
volumes from Mosher's library, -- most with his bookplate --
sets, five volumes from
The Century Guild Hobby Horse, and many books with Mosher's
annotations often used for inclusion in The Bibelot or other Mosher
Original documents, including some of Mosher's desk calendars
Poetry and unpublished books written in Mosher's hand
Correspondence to and from Mosher, including some of his earliest
contacts with Theodore DeVinne, W. Irving Way, Nathan Haskell Dole, C.
H. St. John Hornby, and many others
Scrapbooks kept by The Mosher Press, including several "Mark Twain"
paste-up albums with the earliest reviews or Mosher's books and his
periodical, The Bibelot
Many examples of English books Mosher disassembled for the printer
(with Mosher's editorial notes)
Over 300 full and three quarter leather bindings exhibiting some of the
finest work of English and American binders.
Correspondence with Mosher collectors worldwide, including several
years of correspondence with Norman Strouse, America's foremost Mosher
collector whose collections are now at the University of San Francisco
and at The Bancroft Library.
More detailed information on this collection and its assemblage can be seen at Bishop's short biography and publications page which provides links to the texts of some of his articles on collecting.