Updates – 2012

September 26, 2012

Two essays by Bishop from the September issue of Endpapers.

March 14, 2012

This update includes three new essays by Bishop from the March issue of Endpapers: “Take that Mr. Quinn!”, “Princes may compete for, but only Huntingtons can buy”, and “So, what’s next?” In addition, an earlier essay was re-mounted, a new “book” printed on real vellum was added to the vellum listing, and an update provided on the Newberry Library’s links.

February 9, 2012

Added site search capability. Publications in chronological order.


Updates – 2011-2009

August 17, 2011

Minor website updates.

October 21, 2010

Publications in chronological order.

February 24, 2010

Six essays to the Delaware Bibliophiles’ Endpapers for their September 2009 and March 2010 issues, a number of books from Mosher’s library, and additional correspondence to / from / about Mosher.

June 15, 2009

Essay from the Delaware Bibliophiles’ March 2009 newsletter and a number of books from Mosher’s library including the Vale Press Life of Benvenuto Cellini (1900) which Mosher pointedly criticized, Machen’s The Great God Pan (1895) from which Mosher published an extract, and a book from his father, Capt. Benjamin Mosher. Also mounted were several pieces of correspondence to / from / or about Mosher, and links to Bishop’s articles on the Gordon-Van Tine bungalow.

February 19, 2009

Added three essays: one from the Delaware Bibliophiles newsletter and two related to the Gordon-Van Tine home of the Bishops. Also added the Independent Online Booksellers Association newsletter, The IOBA Standard. The Fall 2008 edition (posted in December 2008) was completely dedicated to the Bishop Collection of Mosher Books including both a picturesque essay on bindings and an extensive interview with Phil Bishop by Shawn Purcell. A book was added to the books from Mosher’s library, and other general maintenance performed including slight changes to some pages.


Updates 2008-2006

September 25, 2008

Added four new essays published in the September 2008 issue of Endpapers. Also added new books from Mosher’s library.

March 1 & May 21, 2008

Added Sunday News article on Bishop and story behind a Mosher book appearing in a foreign film, and added the new essay “The Lost Galleon Found” from the March issue of the Delaware Bibliophiles’ Endpapers (see credits page). Added several new bindings to the page on Fine Bindings. Added several letters to the Mosher manuscripts in The Bishop Collection; also added several books from Mosher’s library. Added the Delaware Art Museum to the Exhibitions page, and added other exhibition updates relating to the Eragny Press exhibition. Under Exhibitions added two talks on Mosher, one to the Manchester Bibliographical Society in Manchester on March 17 and one to The Baxter Society in Portland, Maine on May 14, 2008. Added more books from Mosher’s library to the Bishop Collection.

August 1, 2007

Updated books from Mosher’s library and Mosher books printed on vellum. Updated the biographical statement on Bishop. Also included the Grolier Club’s exhibition “Illustrating the Good Life–The Pissarros’ Eragny Press, 1894-1914” in which several Mosher Press items were prominently displayed.

March 20, 2007

Updated links throughout; added several “boxed set” additions and books from Mosher’s library; added new exhibition “Illustrating the Good Life – The Pissarros’ Eragny Press, 1894-1914” and link to the Mosher entries in that exhibition; provided link to latest essay “When a List begins to Dwindle–Memento Mori.

November 13, 2006

Under the Bishop collection: added numerous books to Mosher’s Library, added correspondence from Mosher including an archive of material to bookseller/publisher Charles S. Pratt, added an original source text for the Vest Pocket Aucassin and Nicolete, added another book printed on vellum from the Williard library, and added an archive of material relating to the 1906 publishing of Circum Praecordia, added material surrounding the publishing of Corra Fabbri’s poetry. Also two extra-illuminated books were added, and several bindings including one executed by Charlotte Strouse, wife of the noted Mosher collector Norman Strouse.


Updates 2005-2004

November 21, 2005

Added letters from Ellen Terry under manuscripts (with corresponding JPEG photos) in the Bishop Collection as well as a number of new books added from Mosher’s library; improved the cross-link functionality of several pages. Added four new essays written by Bishop appearing in the Delaware Bibliophiles’ newsletter, ENDPAPERS, including “The French Connection:–Thoughts from a Pandit in Switzerland,” and “Lights, Action, Camera” which chronicles a Mosher book appearing in an upcoming film entitles “The Secret Life of Words” starring Tim Robbins and Julie Christy, et.al. Added 2004 Club Bindery exhibition with links to the Mosher Press Exhibitions page. Changed Bishop’s e-mail link to his new address at mosher@ptd.net.

March 10, 2005

Four additional essays have been added to Bishop’s published writings (see Opening Credits page). In addition to a number of small changes, transcriptions to the “Piracy Controversy” links were corrected. Several more books were added to the Books from Mosher’s Library in the Bishop Collection. A new acquisition was added to the books printed on real vellum (Primavera). Several new bindings on Mosher books (with links to pictures) have also been added to the Mosher Books in Fine Bindings in the Bishop Collection including a Rubáiyát and an exhibition binding by René Chambolle on a copy of Aucassin & Nicolete.

December 7, 2004

A Google search feature is now part of the Table of Contents page. This feature self-indexes periodically so recent additions, like those listed immediately below for 7 Dec. 2004, will eventually be made part of the index Google searches. Added The Collected Works of William Morris, Lang’s Grass of Parnassus, two issues of The Quest, and the 1870 issue of Rossetti’s Poems (which is also the source text for Mosher’s publication of 1902) to the books from Mosher’s library in the Bishop Collection. Added two illuminated Mosher books, Félise and The Roadmender, and three Launder bindings and their pictures linked to the bindings page (also a sample Club binding on Swinburne is now linked to a picture), and lastly a Dec. 1921 letter from Mosher was added with link to the actual letter.

August 27, 2004

Added four essays from the Delaware Bibliophiles Endpapers under Credits / Philip R. Bishop: “Unexpected Kindnesses” dealing with the many instances where people have contributed gifts to the Mosher Press collection of R. R. Bishop; an intriguing article based on “The Mosher Bookplate” and what it does and does not represent; an essay entitled “A Little Celebration” which discusses Bishop’s completion of the most difficult series in the Mosher canon; and an essay on “More Kindnesses Remembered” which brings the gifts to the Mosher collection up-to-date. A new book was also added to the books from Mosher’s library, and general maintenance to make the website accessible to Internet search engines.

July 23, 2004

Added eight books to “Books from Mosher’s Library” (several inscribed or with letters) and added two Mosher books to “Books Printed on Roman Vellum” all in the Bishop collection. Also added letter from Charles C. Bubb of the Clerk’s Press and an important letter from Mosher to George Charles Williamson to the “Manuscript Material” and a rare boxed set of Stevenson’s books from the Vest Pocket Series, now all in the Bishop collection.

April 26, 2004

Added several books to the “Books from Mosher’s Library” in the Bishop collection, added two new essays to Bishop’s writings obtained by first clicking on Opening Credits, added more textual links to additional essays in the same section, added numerous JPEGs to a book added under “Samples of other Illuminated Mosher Books” in the Fine Bindings section, added Mosher letter to the holdings in the Bishop collection, and various & sundry smaller changes.

January 13, 2004

Added three new essays/articles and their links written by Bishop in the newly appearing issue of Endpapers; added an article on cover designs and its corresponding link; provided a link to the text of an address commemorating the unveiling of a plaque in Portland; added correspondence, and books from Mosher’s library, to the Bishop collection; general maintenance and other minor changes.


Updates 2003-2001

Nov 17, 2003

Added several titles to the holdings of the Bishop Collection, updated the Exhibitions page with a Rowfant Club exhibition and link, mounted an unpublished essay on “Mosher and Dr. Butterworth,” and some general maintenance.

September 18, 2003

Added to exhibitions page, added several titles to Mosher’s library, and other general maintenance.

August 18, 2003

Added Google search engine at opening page, added article and links to additional entries for Bishop’s articles.

June 18, 2003

Added letter & link to manuscript holdings, new link to Dartmouth’s “manuscript box of holograph and typed material”, update of Bishop’s writings, two books added to Books in Mosher’s Library, and general maintenance.

May 7, 2003

Posted full transcription of Lionel Johnson letter, concluded links to Bishop’s articles written on collecting, added entry and link for Bishop’s 3/20/03 interview with The Book Guys of National Public Radio, more several more books listed on Books from Mosher’s Library, and general maintenance.

March 13, 2003

Expanded Bishop’s writings including links to some of his articles; added Flora Lamb’s list of royalties paid; added to collection of books from Mosher’s library; numerous additions to the new manuscript holdings in the Bishop collection; reciprocally linked to the British Library Image Database of Bookbindings; added new entry to the Exhibitions page, and updated the Sites of Related Interest; cross-linked books printed on vellum throughout the site; links to full text of Fredeman and Turner obituaries; and general maintenance.

August 13, 2002

Mosher’s Writings section added, a few additions to the Bishop Collection

April 16, 2002

Book Samples, Fine Bindings

March 13, 2002

Miscellaneous items

January 3, 2002

Fine Bindings


Previously Updated: 15 August, 2001
Previously Updated: 12 July, 2001
Previously Updated: 11 June, 2001
Previously Updated: 4 May, 2001
Previously Updated: April 16, 2001
Previously Updated: January 30, 2001