S. R. SHAPIRO


A REGISTER OF HIS PAPERS
IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


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Prepared by
Tom Bishop
Special Materials Cataloging Division

Rare Book Division
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

2001

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Collection Summary

Title: Papers of S. R. Shapiro
Span Dates: 1895-1982
Creator: Shapiro, S. R. (Solomon Reuben), 1911-1990
Size: 3,200 items; 32 containers plus 4 oversize and 1 restricted
Depository: Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Abstract: Solomon R. Shapiro was a New York City bookseller, who developed a close personal relationship with American book designer Bruce Rogers and became an expert on the books that he designed. The papers consist of correspondence, financial records, and other items which document Shapiro's bookselling activities, while also illuminating the career of Rogers during his later years.

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Administrative Information

Provenance: The papers of S. R. Shapiro, New York bookseller, were given to the Library of Congress by Shapiro in 1973 and 1984.

Processing History: A description of the 1973 portion of the Shapiro papers, as well as the collection of trade books given to the Library in 1959 (cataloged separately), appears in Special Collections in the Library of Congress (Washington : Library of Congress, 1980), p. 300. A separate inventory list for the materials received in 1984, prepared by William Matheson, is available in the files of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Copyright Status: The status of copyright in the unpublished writings of Solomon R. Shapiro is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.)

Preferred Citation: Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: S. R. Shapiro Papers, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Biographical Notes

Shapiro, S. R.  
1911, Aug.30 Born, New York
1933 Sc.B., New York University
1934 M.A., Columbia University
1934-1935 University of London, Bibliographical studies
1935-[1990?] President, S.R. Shapiro Co., Books for Libraries
1945-1951 Editor in Chief, U.S. Cumulative Book Auctions Records
1956 Published A Check-list of Rarest and Most Valuable Bruce Rogers Imprints
1990, Oct 30 Died, New York
Rogers, Bruce  
1870, May 14 Born, Linnwood, Indiana
1890 B.S. Purdue University
1896-1912 Joined Houghton Mifflin Co. Produced Riverside Press editions from 1900-1912
1900 Married Anna E. Baker
1912-1916 Free-lance book designer, associated with Montague Press and Metropolitan Museum of Art Press. Created Centaur type
1916-1917 Mall Press, London
1917-1919 Printing adviser to Cambridge University Press
1920-1928 Associate at the publishing house of William Edwin Rudge
1920-1934 Printing adviser to Harvard University Press
1928-1935 Closely associated with Oxford University Press. Designed Oxford Lectern Bible (1935)
1933-1954 Designed 12 books for the Limited Editions Club
1939 Major exhibition of his work, sponsored by American Institute of Graphic Arts and Grolier Club
1943 Published Paragraphs on Printing (New York : W.E. Rudge's Sons. 187 p.)
1953 Published Pi (Cleveland : World Publishing Co. 185 p.)
1957 Died New Fairfield, Conn.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers of S. R. Shapiro (1911-1990) span the years 1895-1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1957. The papers are organized into the following series: Shapiro Correspondence, Bruce Rogers, Miscellany, Printed Matter, Oversize, and Restricted..

The first section comprises the correspondence received by Shapiro, primarily from clients. It also includes extensive correspondence from Bruce Rogers, as well as other notable Americans such as Rockwell Kent and Stanley Marcus, and correspondence from major libraries in the United States.

The Bruce Rogers series focuses on publications designed by Bruce Rogers, especially those from the 1950's, although it covers his entire career, including the Riverside Press period (1896-1912). There are drafts of Rogers's writings Pi and the unpublished E-pistoleary letter's to my co-respondents, as well as Rogers's correspondence to individuals other than Shapiro. It includes numerous lists of Rogers-designed items (including items previously unattributed to him), as well as preparatory materials and purchase orders for writings by Shapiro on Rogers.

Miscellany focuses on the business as well as personal activities of Shapiro. It principally includes financial records, purchase orders and tax forms for the period 1950-1952. It also includes materials on the writings of Shapiro that are not focused on Rogers. Some biographical information is also present.

Printed Matter includes auction, dealer, and publisher catalogs collected by Shapiro that list items designed by Rogers. Other periodicals contain articles both about Rogers and the books that he designed. This section also includes an assortment of prospectuses, primarily to Rogers's books, as well as miscellaneous ephemera.

Oversize includes printer's proofs to Modern Art, as well as miscellaneous slipcases to books designed by Bruce Rogers.

Restricted consists of realia belonging to Shapiro, such as the wood block used for his bookplate.

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Description of Series

Container Nos. Series
   
1-4

Shapiro Correspondence, 1925-1982,n.d.

Mainly letters received; some copies of letters sent.Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or institution.

5-14 Bruce Rogers, 1904-1976, n.d.

Checklists, drafts, exhibitions, letters, notes, and writings. Arranged alphabetically by topic.
15-17 Miscellany, 1928-1974, n.d.

Financial records (including purchase orders and tax records), miscellaneous
writings by Shapiro, photographs, stationery.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.

18-32 Printed Matter, 1895-1970, n.d.

Auction, booksellers' and publishers' catalogs, ephemera, periodicals, and prospectuses.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

OV 1-OV 4 Oversize, ca. 1893-1934, n.d.
Periodicals, and miscellaneous slipcases.
R 1 Restricted, 1953, n.d.
Realia.

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Container List

Container Nos. Contents
SHAPIRO CORRESPNDENCE, 1925-1982, n.d.*
1 Adler, Elmer, 1928-1951
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1938-1959
"A" miscellaneous 1938-1980
Brubaker, Amos H., 1958
Buley, R.C., 1953-1955
"B" miscellaneous, 1935-1975
Cambridge University Press, 1951-1954
Cary, Melbert, 1938
"C" miscellaneous, 1938-1956
"D" miscellaneous, 1927-1957
"E" miscellaneous, 1938-1956
"F" miscellaneous, 1937-1980
Gallaudet College, 1950-1952
Galsworthy, John, 1931
Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1945-1956
Grolier Club, 1938-1956
"G" miscellaneous, 1934-1976
Harvard University Library, 1938-1952
Henry E. Huntington Library, 1946-1954
Hepburn, William Murray, 1949-1953
Hornby, George, 1935-1975
Hoskins, Dorothy M., 1955-1956
Howell, Alfred C., 1952, n.d.
"H" miscellaneous, 1936-1974
"I" miscellaneous, 1953-1956
James F. Bell Book Trust see Container 14, Shakespeare
Jones, Dan Burne, 1952-1955
Jones, E. Willis, 1952-1953
"J" miscellaneous, 1936-1960
2 Kent, Henry Watson, 1938-1948
Kent, Rockwell, 1938-1955
Klingel, Martin P., 1950
Knopf, Alfred A., 1931-1964
"K" miscellaneous, 1938-1957
La Chance, Donald, 1951-1975
Library of Congress, 1953-1984
Lobo, Julio, 1954-1955, n.d.
"L" miscellaneous, 1927-1968
Marchbanks Press, 1952, n.d.
Marcus, Stanley, 1947-1976
Marvin, H.M.., 1941-1964, n.d.
McCrimmon, Barbara, 1972
Mundell, E.H. see Container 11, Letters of E.H. Mundell
"M" miscellaneous, 1925-1972
New York University Libraries see Container 14, Gifts
Newark Public Library, 1953-1956
Newberry Library, 1952-1953
"N" miscellaneous, 1931-1989
Orcutt, William Dana, 1927-1930
"O" miscellaneous, 1930-1956, n.d.
Pforzheimer, Carl H. (and Pforzheimer Library), 1952-1976
Pierpoint Morgan Library, 1928-1939
Putnam, Riva and Samuel, 1952-1956
"P" miscellaneous, 1930-1976
3 Ransom, Will, 1944-1954
Robinson, Anita M., 1952
Rogers, Bruce, 1930-1957 (8 folders) See also Container 5, Letters by
Rogers
1937 & 1943
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
Rushmore, Arthur and Edna, 1954-1955
"R" miscellaneous, 1938-1967
Shapiro, Anita (Mrs. S.R.) see Robinson, Anita M.
Shapiro, Herman (Chayim), 1950-1954, n.d.
Sperisen, Albert, 1952-1953, n.d.
"S" miscellaneous, 1931-1954
Thorek, Max, 1945-1955
"T" miscellaneous, 1936-1956
University of California, 1952
University of Kentucky, 1955-1956
University of Minnesota see Container 14, Shakespeare
University of North Carolina, 1955-1956
"U" miscellaneous, 1928-1969
"V" miscellaneous, 1943-1950
Wetmore, Edith, 1939-1955, n.d.
Witten, Laurence, undated see also Container 14, Shakespeare
World Publishing Co., 1953-1954
"W" miscellaneous, 1933-1982
Yale University Library, 1951-1956
"Y" miscellaneous, 1946-1965
4 Unidentified correspondents; miscellaneous envelopes
BRUCE ROGERS, 1904-1976, n.d.
5

Auction catalogs see Printed matter
Biographical file, 1931-1976, n.d.
Bookplates designed by Rogers
Shapiro bookplate, 1952-1954, n.d.
Original designs, samples, and related correspondence**
Domesday Press bookplate (proof copy) and others, 1954-1975, n.d.
Dealers' catalogs see Printed matter
Ephemera see Printed matter
Gifts see Container 14, Gifts
Interview of Rogers by Paul Bennett, 1935
Letters by Rogers see also Container 3, Rogers
"E-pistoleary Letter's to My Co-Respondents Written on My
Tipewriter by Gess Whoo?
" , 1927-1934, n.d.
Original, unpublished typescript (28 leaves) and service copy
To
Kent, Henry Watson, 1917-1945
Olds, Nat S. (Gift of Peter Tumarkin)
Robinson, Anita M. (Mrs. S.R. Shapiro), 1953
Miscellaneous individuals, 1904-1952
Letters by Shapiro to Rogers, 1952-1956
Notes and clippings, 1952-1954, n.d.

**For original wood block used for Shapiro bookplate, see Container R-1.
BRUCE ROGERS, 1904-1976, n.d. (Continued)

Container Nos. Contents

Periodicals see Printed matter

6 Publications designed by Rogers
By author or title
Beerbohm, Max, Happy Hypocrite
Bills and receipts, 1955-1956 (2 folders)
Correspondence (including solicitation letters by Shapiro), 1955 (4 folders)
Letters of Rogers to Shapiro, see Container 3, Rogers
Text for prospectus (edited typescript)
Bible (World Bible), 1947-1949
Breton, Nicholas, Twelve Moneths, 1953, n.d.
Cather, Willa, Novels and Stories, 1937-1938
Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy
Bills and receipts, 1955
Bruce Rogers Dante by S.R. Shapiro (proof copy for Productionwise), undated
7 Correspondence, 1954-1956 (3 folders)
Memo by David Way to Shapiro, 1953 Subscription lists, 1954-1955
Einhard, History of the Translation of the Blessed Martyrs of Christ Marcellinus and Peter, undated
Esarey, Logan, Indiana Home, 1953-1954, n.d.
Jones, E. Willis, A Visit to October House
Correspondence, 1952-1954
Subscription list, undated
Luquer, Eloise Payne, Old Bedford Days (2 folders)
Bills and receipts, 1954
Correspondence, 1953-1954
Miscellaneous titles designed by Rogers
Moore, George, Peronnik the Fool
Nash, Ray, Printing as an Art (2 folders)
Bills and receipts, 1955
Correspondence, 1954-1955
8

Rogers, Bruce, Paragraphs on Printing, 1943
Rogers, Bruce, Pi
Draft (3 folders)
Bills and receipts, 1953-1954 (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1953-1954 (3 folders)
Subscription lists, undated

Publications designed by Bruce Rogers
By author or title
Selections from the Life and Writings of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1953-1954

9 Catalog of the Stanley Marcus Collection, undated
10 General sales lists prepared by Shapiro, 1950-1953, n.d. (2 folders)
Lists for specific clients (arranged alphabetically), 1938-1954
(3 folders)
Lists of previously unrecorded Rogers items, 1953, n.d.
Miscellaneous catalog records for books designed by Rogers, undated
Miscellaneous clippings from non-Shapiro sales catalogs, undated
Exhibitions
Work of Bruce Rogers, 1938-1940
Miscellaneous exhibitions, 1932-1960
11 Notes and clippings about books designed by Rogers, 1940-1954, n.d. Reviews from newpapers and magazines, 1902-1947, n.d.
Slipcases of books designed by Rogers, see Oversize 3-4
Wrappers of books designed by Rogers, see Container 32, Wrappers
Riverside Press, 1901-1908
Business letters from W.L. Harden of Houghton Mifflin to A.T. Clear- water and W.D. Claussen on books designed by Rogers
Trip to Indiana 1952 see Container 3, Robinson, Anita M.
Writings by Shapiro on Rogers, 1953-1956, n.d. (4 folders)
Birthday Acrostic for Bruce Rogers on Being Eighty-three
BR at 84
Bruce Rogers Dante see Container 5 Dante
Bruce Rogers of Indiana, 85
Checklist of the Rarest and Most Valuable Bruce Rogers Imprints
Writings (never published?) by Shapiro and others, 1949-1977 (3 folders) Inquiries and orders for Shapiro's Checklist of the Rarest and Most Valuable Bruce Rogers Imprints (rev. ed.) and Checklist of the Bookplates Designed by Bruce Rogers; E.H. Mundell's Checklist of the Books Designed by Bruce Rogers, which Bear his Printer's Mark; Anita Robinson's Bruce Rogers at 82, 1975, n.d.
Letters of E.H. Mundell to Shapiro, 1975, n.d.
Proposed bibliography of Rogers by Shapiro, 1949-1977
MISCELLANY, 1928-1974, n.d.
12 Biographical file on Shapiro (includes genealogical table), 1941-1974
Business cards and address book, undated
Desk calendar and diary, 1943
Financial records (including purchase orders and tax forms)
1950 (2 folders) 1951 (5 folders)
13 1952
14 Gifts from the Shapiros to universities (including related
correspondence), 1928, n.d.
Gifts to the Shapiros from Rogers and others, 1953, n.d.
Junketeers, 1955-1956
Log book 1951 see Container 5, Biographical file
Memberships and invitations 1933-1956
Miscellaneous writings of Shapiro, 1955-1956 (3 folders)
George Macy: His Role in the Book Arts Junket
A Paean of Triumph, a poem dedicated to Miguel Jose Ferrer
Notes, clippings, and miscellaneous non-Rogers items, 1935-1955, n.d.
Photographs (including inscribed photo of Jean Hersholt, and
miscellaneous title pages), 1955, n.d.
Shakespeare folios, 1956-1957
Correspondence, etc. associated with Shapiro's efforts to
sell Shakespeare folios for the James F. Bell Book Trust,
University of Minnesota
Stationery design and samples, undated

 

PRINTED MATTER, 1895-1970, n.d.
15 Auction catalogs
American Art Association. Apr. 28, 29, 30, and May 1, 1920; Nov. 20, 1924; May 4 and 5, 1925; May 8, 1925 (2 copies); Nov. 19, 1925; Apr. 28 and 29, 1926; May 5, 1926; Nov. 3 and 4, 1926;
Nov. 24, 1926; Feb. 14, 15, and 16, 1927;
16 May 6, 1927; Nov. 26, 27, and 28, 1928; Feb. 11, 1929 (3 copies)
American Art Assn. Feb. 17 and 18, 1937; Nov. 17 and 18, 1937
American Book Auction. March 25, 1950
American Institute of the Graphic Arts. Book auction. June 5, Hotel Delmonico (5 copies); Mar. 21, 1939; Apr. 3, 1940 (2 copies)
Anderson Galleries. Jan. 18, 1926; Jan. 23-24, 1928; Oct. 23, 1928
17 Auction catalogs
City Book Auction. Mar. 18 and 25, 1950 ( 2 copies); Apr. 1, 1950;
Apr. 15, 1950; Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 1951 (2 copies)
G.A. Baker & Co. Apr. 15, 1940
J.C. Morgenthau & Co. Dec. 3, 1925
Parke-Bernet Galleries. May 29, 1942; Oct. 29 and 30, 1945; Nov. 26,
and 27, 1945; Oct. 7 and 8, 1946; Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1949; Jan. 21, 1953; Mar. 13 and 14, 1956; Nov. 8, 1962
Plandome Book Auctions. June 30, 1970
Swann Auction Galleries. Nov. 17, 1949; Jan. 26, 1956; Mar. 15, 1956; June 14 and 15, 1956 (2 copies)
18 Booksellers' catalogs
Amory Books. Catalog 116, undated
Appleton, Tony. Catalog 19, undated
Argosy Book Stores. Limited Editions Club catalog, undated
Barmstable Books. Undated list
Bookhunter. Undated, unnumbered catalog of Rogers, Updike imprints
Brentano's. Sale of fine and rare books (first editions of Barrie, etc.);
Pre-inventory sale of fine and rare books
Sale of fine and rare books (first editions of Pepys, etc.)
Charles Rare Books. Catalog 16, 1954
Chaucer Head Broadside, vol. 1, no. 2, undated Chiswick Book Shop. Bruce Rogers checklist, Nov. 1953; Catalog
45 (2 copies); New series, list 33, undated
Dauber & Pine Bookshops. No. 505, Spring 1955; no. 506, June 1955
Dawson's Book Shop. Catalog 317
Gabriel Engel, Catalog 1, undated
Goodspeed's Bookshop. Catalogs 170, 464, 472; Bibliography, fine printing, &c., undated (3 copies)
Halliwell, Norbert. Catalogs 29, 34, undated
Hoag, Paul F. Catalog, vol. 1, no. 1, undated
John Howell Books. Catalog 43, undated
Kroch's for Rare Books. Announcing a special purchase of the
standard sets ..., undated
19

Kronnovet, Milton. Catalog 82, undated
LaChance, Donald L. Catalog 2, 1953
Levinson, Harry A. June 1941 catalog; 101 Rare Books; Pearls of Wisdom, undated

Booksellers' catalogs
Page, C.H. List of association books ... vol. 1, no. 1, undated
Philip C. Duschnes. Catalogs 20 (1936), 43, 44 (1941), 84, 85, 86, 91, 111, 112 (2 copies), 123, undated
Schulte's Book Store, Inc. Bruce Rogers list (6 copies), undated
St. Albans Book Shop, catalog 1 (2 copies), undated
Strandway Book Shop. Bruce Rogers list (typescript), Oct. 14, 1938
Studio Bookshop. Bruce Rogers lists (typescript) Mar. 15-19, 1938
Walden Book Shops. Books from private presses, 1928
Whitlock, Gilbert. Catalog 22, pt. 1 (2 copies), pt. 2. Some Press Books; More Bruce Rogers, undated

20 Ephemera
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1928-1951, n.d.
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1951
Catalogue & Details of the A.I.G.A. Book Fair Dinner, 1949
Club of Odd Volumes. Admission tickets (7) to Exhibition Illustrating
the History of the Boston Stage
, 1914-1915
Grauer, Ben. Greetings on Your Birthday, B.R., 1953.
Kent, Norman. Graphic Art of Lili Cassell, 1958 (14 copies)
Liquor and Longevity, 1947 (2 broadsides, original and variant)
Miscellaneous, 1931-1965, n.d.
Wells, James M. Wing Foundation : An Account of the Graphic Arts
Collection of the Newberry Library
, undated (2 copies)
Work of D.B. Updike, the Merrymount Press, Boston, 1928 (2 copies) Wroth, Lawrence C. Types and Bookmaking: A Review, 1943 (3 copies)
Periodicals
21 America-Italy Newsletter, Feb. 1955, Oct. 1955
American Institute of Graphic Arts. Fifty Books ... 1924 (2 copies),
1926 (2 editions), 1929, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943 (2 copies ),
1945, 1946, 1950, 1957
American Institute of Graphic Arts. News-letter, no. 49 (June 1938), no. 50 (Nov. 1938) (2 copies), no. 51 (Jan. 1939), no. 58 (Mar.
1940)
American Mercury. May 1924; Aug. 1924
American Printer. June 20, 1923 (2 copies); Sept. 20, 1923;
Jan. 20, 1924; Feb. 5, 1924; Feb. 20, 1954; Mar. 20, 1954;
22

Apr. 1947; Oct. 1950; Mar. 1954
American Printing History Association. No. 4 (Mar.-Apr. 1975)
Art Bulletin. Mar. 1925 (inscribed by Rogers to Stanley Morison)

Periodicals
Bibelot. Vol.1, nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 (2 copies); v. 2, nos. 1, 2, 4,
5 (2 copies), 6, 7, 10; v. 3, no. 12; v. 4, no. 1; v. 8, no. 3; v. 9, nos. 1, 2 (2 copies), 4; v. 10, no. 10; v. 11, no. 10 (2 copies),
no. 11
Book Collector's Packet. Sept. 1932, Dec. 1933
Book-lover. Autumn 1899, Winter 1899-1900; Spring 1900; Mar.-Apr.
1902

23 Bookman. Vol. 1, Feb.-July 1895; v. 3, Mar. Aug. 1896; vol. 59, no. 6,
Aug. 1924
24 Bookmark for the Friends of the University of North Carolina Library,
Oct. 1956
Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration, Dec. 1902
Chap-book. Dec. 1894, 1895: Feb. 1 (2 copies), Mar. 15, Apr. 1, 15,
May 1, 15, June 1, 15, Oct. 1, 15, Nov. 1 (19 cm.); May 15- Nov. 1, 1897 (bound vol., 31 cm.)
Chrysler Events Magazine, Dec. 1953
Colophon Crier, Sept. 1932, June 1933 (2 copies), Oct. 1933 (2 copies), Mar. 1934, June 1934, Sept. 1934, Dec. 1934, Mar. 1935
Cornhill Booklet, Nov. 1901
25 Direct Advertising, fourth quarter 1958, fourth quater 1959
Du Pont Magazine, July-Aug. 1935
Graphic Arts ... Annual Exhibition by Art Alliance of America and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1919
Graphic Arts Monthly, May 1955
Grolier Club. Gazette. May 1921 (3 copies), Nov. 1921 (2 copies)
May 1923, May 1924 (2 copies), Jan. 1925 (2 copies), Sept. 1927
(2 copies), June 1929, May 1931, May 1936, Apr. 1946
Grolier Club. Officers, Committees ..., 1931 Ideas on Paper 2. New York : Alling & Cory Co., c1953
Indiana Quarterly for Bookmen, July 1945
26 Inland Printer, Sept. 1923, Jan. 1924, Mar. 1924,
June 1955 (2 copies)
Life, Dec. 26, 1955
Limited Editions Club. Monthly Letter, Aug. 1947 (2 copies),
Feb. 1950
Linotype News, see Oversize
London Mercury, Apr. 1921
McNaught's Monthly, Mar. 1926
Periodicals
New York Public Library. Bulletin, Mar. 1953, Oct. 1955
New York Public Library. Staff News, Nov. 24, 1955
New Yorker, Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 1960
27 Outlook, Sept. 5-Dec. 26, 1908
Printing & Graphic Arts, May 1955
Printing Magazine, Feb. 1953
Printing News, May 28, 1955
Productionwise, June 1955, July, 1955 (2 copies), Sept. 1955,
Oct. 1955, Dec. 1955, June 1958
Publisher's Weekly, June 3, 1957 (2 copies)
Purdue Alumnus, vol. 33, no. 4
28 Rudge Rubric, Nov. 1930, Mar. 1931
Sandglass (Heritage Press), vol. 5, no. 15, 1944
Slip Sheet (William Edwin Rudge), June 1922, July 1922, Sept. 1922,
Dec. 1922, Jan. 1923, Mar. 1923 (2 copies), Apr. 1923, May 1923
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Library. Library Notes
no. 63, June 11, 1956
Want List--Book Trade Weekly, Sept. 18, 1953
29 Prospectuses and order forms
Bible (World Bible), 1949
The Most Beautiful Bible Ever Published in America (ca. 500 copies)
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the First Book ... (3 copies)
30 Boswell, Samuel. Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, 1936
Breton, Nicolas. Twelve Moneths, 1951
Cather, Willa.. Novels and Stories of Willa Cather, 1938
Dante Alighieri. Divine Comedy (2 folders), 1955
Esarey, Loren. Indiana Home, 1953
Euclid. Book I, 1944
Hesperides Series, 1935
Milton, John. Works of John Milton, 1931
Nash, Ray. Printing as an Art, 1955
Rogers, Bruce. Paragraphs on Printing, 1943
Rogers, Bruce. Pi, 1953
Targ, William. Bouillabaisse for Bibliophiles, 1955
United States. Constitution, 1911
Prospectuses and order forms
Updike, Daniel B. Some Aspects of Printing, Old and New , 1941
Warde, Beatrice. Crystal Goblet, 1956
Work of Bruce Rogers, 1939
31 Publishers' catalogs
Cambridge University Press, 1953, 1954
Heritage Press, fall 1953 (2 copies)
Lamson, Wolffe & Co., 1896
Limited Editions Club. Check-list of Books ... from Oct. 1929 to
Sept. 1933; Oct. 1933 to Nov. 1936; Oct. 1934 to Nov. 1936
Limited Editions Club. Prospectus of the fifteenth series (Nov.
1943-Oct. 1944); seventeenth series (Nov. 1946-Oct. 1947); eighteenth series (1948)
Limited Editions Club. Ten Great American Classics Selected by Fifty of America's Leading Literary Men and Other Fine Books, undated
Oxford University Press. General catalog, 1942
Peter Pauper Press, summer and fall 1936 (2 copies), summer 1937
Peter Pauper Press, Beautiful Books, n.d. (3 copies)
Rupert Hart-Davis. Spring books and complete catalog 1956
World Publishing Co. New fall books 1953 (2 copies); Complete catalog 1954; Spring books 1955, 1956, 1957; Spring and
summer books 1960; World Bibles Fall 1954, 1954, 1955 (2 copies), 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
32 Wrappers of books designed by Rogers, 1899-1930, n.d. (6 folders) Bates, Arlo. Under the Beech Tree
Bellamy, William. Broken Words
Brown, Alice. John Winterbourne's Family
Carlyle, Thomas. Jocelyn of Brakelond
Cole, Timothy. Art along the Way
Coleridge, Samuel. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2 copies)
Conrad, Joseph. Letters of Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle
Cowper, William. John Gilpin
Crothers, Samuel. By the Christmas Eve
Einhard. History of the Translation of the Blessed Martyrs of Christ
Marcellinus and Peter (2 copies)
Gilder, Richard W. Poems
Hale, Edward. E. John Russell Lowell and His Friends
Hautain, Arnold. Hints for Lovers
Hay, John. Castilian Days
Johnston, Mary. Goddess of Reason
Merwin, Henry C. Dogs & Men
Shipley, A. E. Voyage of the Vice-Chancellor
Songs and Ballads of the Maine Lumber-jacks
Sorley, Charles. Letters of Charles Sorley
Targ, William. Bouillabaisse for Bibliophiles
OVERSIZE, ca. 1893-1934, n.d.
OV 1 Linotype News, Apr. 1934
OV 2 Modern Art, ca. 1893-ca. 1896
Printer's proofs of illustrations, title pages and covers
OV 3 Slipcases for books designed by Rogers
Adams, Eldridge L. Joseph Conrad
Bible. O.T. Ecclesiastes
Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1649
Cortissoz, Royal. John La Farge
Donne, John. Love Poems
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Compensation
Guiney, Louise I. Happy Ending
Haultain, Arnold. Mystery of Golf (4 copies)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Old Manse
Hergesheimer, Joseph. Presbyterian Child
Lowell, James Russell. Anti-slavery Papers.
Milton, John. L'Allegro, Il Penseroso.
Murdock, Harold. Earl Percy's Dinner Table
Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat
Petrarch. Sonnets (2 copies)
Southey, Robert. Tour in the Netherlands
Sterne, Laurence. Sentimental Journey through France & Italy
Thackeray, William M. Mr. Brown's Letters to a Young Man
Thoreau, Henry David. On Friendship
OV 4 Unidentified slipcases for books designed by Rogers (22 items)
RESTRICTED, 1953, n.d.
R 1 Realia (Gifts of Peter Tumarkin?)
Sterling silver cup, reads: V.B. 15 July 53 B.R.,
S.R.S., Vivificat vitam varietas, 25 Dec. 53
Silver pin, with Rogers's thistle design
Wood block used for Shapiro bookplate

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