Updates – 2016

July 13, 2016

  1. Updated information about books and other materials contained in The Bishop Collection.

July 6, 2016

  1. Entry added to Mosher Press Exhibitions: Two exhibitions in the first half of 2016 presented books from the Mosher Press, one as part of the Penn Libraries exhibition of color in private and fine press books in their “Across the Spectrum” exhibit from February to May, and the other being the “New Members Collect” Exhibition at the Grolier Club, June through July. Both are covered here.
  2. Entry added to Publications by Philip R. Bishop: Bishop, Philip R. Two essays: “A Couple Exhibitions Continue to keep Mosher in the Public Eye” and “Mosher’s ‘Old World’ Kasidah on Edith J. Morley’s Bookshelves,” July 5, 2016.

June 20, 2016

  1. Entry added to Publications by Philip R. Bishop: (Bishop, Philip R., about website) Barry, Rebecca Rego. “A Revamped Website for Mosher Press Collectors,” FineBooks & Collections blog (for FineBooks & Collections magazine), June 20, 2016.

May 28, 2016

  1. Added to the Fine Bindings section: A selection of bindings by Zahn & Schwartz in The Bishop Collection.
  2. Entry added to Publications by Philip R. Bishop: (Bishop, Philip R., subject) Barry, Rebecca Rego. “Leather-Bound Beauty in a Cowboy Outpost” in Rare Books Uncovered—True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places. Foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, [December] 2015, pp. 44-48. This exciting books-on-books volume is filled with 52 tales of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting including those by book dealers, collectors, institutional professionals, and family members who had no idea what lurked in their attic. Bishop’s story, as recounted by Rebecca Barry, is but one of those entertaining and inspiring chapters.
  3. New website launched with an updated design, content reorganization, and many new images added throughout.

May 15, 2016

  1. Three essays added to Publications by Philip R. Bishop: From Florence Foote, to the Misses Kendall, to Peter Verberg: Some Bindings of Note; Other Additions to the Mosher Collection, The Delaware Bibliophiles’ Endpapers, March 2016, pp. 16–22, and 34-35; and not included in Endpapers, but published here as well: “Miss Wilcox’s Book Emporium.
  2. Updates to links in Major Research Collections, Significant Collections, and Sites of Related Interest.
  3. Major website redesign in process.


Updates – 2015

September 8, 2015

Included are four new essays for the fall issue of Endpapers, including an essay on a Mosher inscription to famed book collector William F. Gable; a training binding by the Long Island suffragist Rosalie Gardner Jones; the acquisition of numerous very limited Japan vellum Mosher books; a 1917 binding signed M-E-T on Francis Thompson’s Shelley: An Essay (Mosher, 1912); a newly acquired Japan vellum copy of Fragilia Labilia in binding once owned by the American minister to China—J. V. A. MacMurray; a copy of Mosher’s 1926 catalogue inscribed by John L. Foley to Dean Archibald Lewis Boulton of Columbia University; a strange copy of The Lotus with Mosher’s ad; acquisition of the Henry William Poor copy of Swinburne’s Poems & Ballads (Mosher, 1904) with a letter from Mosher to H. W. Poor; and signed and inscribed copies of Robert Bruce Stewart’s Fair Play’s a Jewel (2015) which uses Mosher as a pivotal character. The essays also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the plaque honoring Mosher at 45 Exchange St. in Portland, Maine, and give a tribute to Gordon Peiffer as past editor of Endpapers. An account of the acquisition of a Mosher book from Charles Frederick Eaton’s ‘The Arts & Crafts’ Shop in Santa Barbara, California (calligraphy by Robert Wilson Hyde) is included. Finally thirteen more books with Mosher’s bookplate are recorded as being added to the Bishop Collection.

April 12, 2015

American Bungalow magazine article

February 7, 2015

Including five essays for the spring issue of Endpapers: a brief essay on signed and inscribed copies of Mosher’s edition of Yeats’s The Land of Heart’s Desire; an essay on some spinoffs of the Mosher Collection including the Mosher Press website; additional research on an Ellen Gates Starr binding; an essay on a newly acquire Hans Asper binding on an ‘Old World Edition’ of Mosher’s Rubaiyat; and lastly, a listing of all the new additions to the Mosher Collection since the fall issue of Endpapers.