Biographical Information

Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923)

Thomas B. Mosher at age 49
Thomas B. Mosher at age 49

A general biographical article about Thomas Bird Mosher appeared in the magazine, BIBLIO (July 1997), and we here provide the reader with the unexpurgated edition of that article, used with permission from the publisher.

A biographical sketch appeared as the first chapter in Vilain and Bishop’s Thomas Bird Mosher and the Art of the Book. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, 1992, pp. 1-4, and is used with the publisher’s permission.

Mosher issued 31 catalogues from 1893-1923 which contain some of his best and most appealing work, both from the literary perspective of Mosher’s forewords, and from the angle of graphic design.