Updates – 2019

September 15 2019

Entry added to Research and Publications by Philip R. Bishop:

Bishop, Philip R. “Dating Two Bindings by Master Binder, Leonard Mounteney, on Mosher Press Vellum Books” which reveals an outstanding provenance of the Bishop Collection copy of The Germ and likewise the San Francisco Public Library copy of Marius the Epicurean. Includes the process of determining the approximate date of these two fine Leonard Mounteney bindings. The second article is “A Panoply of Acquisitions and Other Updates” with interesting detailed information on new books from Mosher’s library, some fine bindings newly acquired, the long path to acquiring a vellum printing of John Symonds’s Fragilia Labilia, and three association books with one being an interesting copy of a Mosher edition inscribed by Hilaire Belloc and another being a very charming inscription by Mosher to Horace Traubel. Lastly, several gifts to the collection are reported in detail.

February 3, 2019

Entries added to Research and Publications by Philip R. Bishop:

  1. Bishop, Philip R. “Summary of Acquisitions to the Mosher Collection 2018 through January 2019” details 30 items (or groups of items) newly entered into the collection, and “Léon Maillard’s ‘La Flore Ornamentale’ Masterpiece / Exhibition Binding on one of four vellum copies of D. G. Rossetti’s Poems (Mosher, 1902)” which presents the binding itself and the acquisition process.

Entries added to Books Printed on Roman Vellum in the Bishop Collection:

  1. Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. POEMS, 1902. Copy No. 2 of 4. Bound by Léon Maillard of the Club Bindery. The William Henry Poor copy.
  2. Symons, Arthur. LYRICS, 1903. Copy No. 3 of 10 printed on Roman vellum and bound by Eleanore I. Swerigen.