Printing History and Book Arts – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections

Giovanni Battista Verini. La Vtilissima Opera da Imparare a Scrivere.
Giovanni Battista Verini. La Vtilissima Opera da Imparare a Scrivere. c.1530. Wing ZW 14.V585.

Bauer, Konrad Fredrich. “The John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing.” De Gulden Passer 28 (1950): 44-56. Call number: this volume is not in Library’s holdings.

Beers, James Wellington “Catalogs of the collection of shorthand books and magazines.” Unpublished, 1900-1949. Call number: MS Z 201 .08355. Beers published and collected shorthand manuals. His collection, donated to the Library in 1953, consists of around 3,000 pamphlets and texts in 1,860 volumes. Of the four volume manuscript catalog to the collection, the first volume lists the collection as it was in about 1900, the second about 1902–6, the third, early in 1948, and the fourth (incomplete) in 1949.

Butler, Pierce. “Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century Arranged Alphabetically by Authors (i.e. Hain numbers) Recommended for Purchase by the John M. Wing Foundation of the Newberry Library.” Unpublished, 1926. 201p. Call number: Case Wing MS Z 313083 .C 4368.

—. A Checklist of Fifteenth-Century Books in the Newberry Library and in Other Libraries of Chicago. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1933. Call number: Wing Z 313083 .C 4375.

—. The First Fifty Years of the Printed Book, 1450–1500; Notes Descriptive of an Exhibition. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1925. 17p. Call number: Wing Z 313083 .C 439.

—. “A Typographical Library [by] Pierce Butler” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 15.2 (1921): 73-87. Call number: Z 584.61873 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. The Newberry Library Checklist of Books Printed During the Fifteenth Century. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1924. 192p. Call number: Z 79 .N413 and Wing Z 313083.

“Calligraphy at the Library” A Newberry Newsletter 31 (1983): 3. Call number: folio Z 881.C 525 N52 and photocopy in checklist area.

Clemens, Raymond and Timothy Graham. Introduction to Manuscript Studies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. Call number: Ref Z105 .C58 2007b. In checklist area.

Dean, Susan, comp. Victorian Illustrated Literature: A Catalog for an Exhibition at the Newberry Library, Winter 1976. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1976. 57p. Call number: Wing ZB 2745.621.

de Hamel, Christopher and Joel Silver. Disbount and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered. Chicago: The Caxton Club, 2005. Call number: Ref Z 1033 .L4 D4 2005. In checklist area. This book is a companion to the 2005 Newberry exhibit on leaf books.

Detterer, Ernst F. Five Hundred Years of Printing: An Exhibition in Commemoration of the Five-Hundredth Anniversary of the European Invention of Printing from Movable Type. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1940. 29p. Call number: Wing Z 03.6209.

Gehl, Paul F. “The 1615 Statutes of the Sienese Guild of Stationers and Booksellers: Provincial Publishing in Early Modern Tuscany.” I Tatti Studies: Essays in the Renaissance 6(1995):215-253.

—. A Bookplate By Eric Gill. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1990. 8 pp.

—. “Chicago Collecting?” in Personal Treasures: Favorite Books from the collections of Current Caxton Club Members. Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1995. Pp. 3-8.

—. “From Clay Tablets to CDs: A Short History of the Written Word.” The Chicago Calligraphy Collective Letter Summer 1998: 6-13.

—. “The Professional Bookman: Middleton at Ludlow,” Caxtonian 6 (1998): 1.

—. “What’s This Purchase Prize For, Anyway?” The Chicago Calligraphy Collective Letter Winter 1998: 2.

Gehl, Paul F. and Elizabeth Zurawski. “Incunables Bound By Elizabeth Kner: the 1950-51 Project for the Newberry Library.” Guild of Bookworkers Journal 31 (1993), 1-35.

John M. Wing Foundation. Dictionary Catalog of the History of Printing. 6 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1961. Call number: folio Z 117 .N54 in checklist area. First supplement, 3 vols, 1970. Second supplement, 4 vols, 1981.

John M. Wing Foundation. “Finding and Using Typographic Materials in the Wing Collection.” Unpublished, 1992. 3p. Call number: photocopy in Reference.

—. “Wing Foundation, Classification. Printing and Book Arts.” Unpublished, 1947. 28p. Call number: shelved in checklist area.

Kramer, Sidney. History of Stone and Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Co.: With a Bibliography of their Publications, 1893–1905. Chicago: N.W. Forgue, 1940. 379p. Call number: Special Collections Reference Wing Z 4623 .S 88.

Morison, Stanley. “Early Printed Manuals of Calligraphy, Italian and American, in the Newberry Library.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 3.3 (1954): 12-24. Call number: Z 79.N 4112.

Nash, Ray. “A Preliminary Checklist of American Writing Manuals and Copybooks to 1850.” Unpublished, n.d. 72p. Call number: Wing folio ZW 35.6125.

Newberry Library. Books Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press: An Exhibition at the Newberry Library, Chicago, 1927. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1927. Call number: Wing Z 311 .K 302.

—. “Building the Collections of the Newberry Library: The John M. Wing Foundation Collection on the History of Printing.” Report for the Bibliographical Committee. Unpublished, 1970. Call number: photocopy in the guide to the collections, shelved in Reference.

—. An Exhibition of Printed Books, 1600–1800 … February 24, 1927. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1927. Call number: Wing Z 79 .N 4134.

—. An Exhibition of Sixteenth Century Printed Books. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1926. Call number: Wing Z 3113.9265.

—. “The Hamill Calligraphic Collection.” Newberry Library Bulletin 3 (1954): 148-151. Call number: Ref Z 79 .N4112.

—. The Newberry Library Book Arts. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1919-1920. Call number: Z 79 .N 413. Vol. I includes an author and title bibliography, printing, bookbinding, and publishing. Vol. II is a subject bibliography, including names of countries, cities, and other localities, with over 1750 entries.

—. “William Kittredge.” Newberry Library Bulletin 5 (1946): 9-14. Call number: Z 79.N 4112 and photocopy in checklist area. The Newberry acquired the collection of the printer William Kittredge in the early 1940s.

—. “Wing Classification; Printing and Book Arts, 21 April 1947.” Unpublished, 1947. Call number: Special Collections Reference.

—. “Notable Accessions of the Library, 1959: The Wing Collection.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 5.2 (1959): 70-74. Call number: Z 79.N 4112 and photocopy in checklist area.

Pierce Butler, comp. “Checklist of Incunabula in the Newberry Library.” Unpublished, 1919. 62p. Call number: Wing Z 313083 .C 438.

Samuels, Joel L. “The John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.” Diss. University of Chicago, 1973. Call number: Wing folio Z 03 .623.

Sanders, Walter. “Terence at the Newberry, 1470–1700: A Rough Checklist.” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 9 (1966): 62-76. Call number: Y 026 .7361 and photocopy in checklist area.

Sotheby & Company. Catalog of Fine Bindings and Valuable Printed Books, Including Theodosius’s In Simnium Scripionis, 1535, in a Polychrome Binding for Jean Grolier … Which Will Be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Sotheby & Co. London: Sotheby & Co., 1966. 52p. Call number: Z 266 C 373 1966. This collection was purchased by the Newberry Library.

Stone, Herbert Stuart. “Stone and Kimball Collection.” Unpublished, n.d. 288p. Call number: Wing folio Z 437.S88 S76.

—. “Stone & Kimball: Some Personal Observations.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 6.9 (1978): 305-313. Call number: Z 79.N 4112. In this article, Herbert Stuart Stone reminisces on his father’s career with reference to the Newberry Library’s Stone & Kimball Collection.

Stone, Herbert Stuart, Jr., Sidney Kramer, and Ernst F. Detterer. Stone & Kimball, Cambridge, Chicago, and New York, 1893–1897. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1939. 4p. Call number: Case Wing Z 3109 .S877. This is an exhibition catalog.

Taylor, Archer. Book Catalogs: Their Varieties and Uses. Winchester: St. Paul’s Bibliographies, 1986. 284p. Call number: Z 1001 T34 1986.

Wells, James M. “The John M. Wing Foundation of the Newberry Library.” Book Collector 8.2 (1959): 157-162. Call number: Wing Z 48 .00105 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. The Scholar Printers : Two Exhibitions at the Newberry Library in Honor of the Association of American University Presses on the Occasion of their Visit to Chicago on May 31, 1964. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1964. 59p. Call number: Wing Z 03.621 (first impression) or Wing Z 03.622 (1966 second impression). The first exhibit was titled “Printers, Publishers, and Scholars: Books Mainly from the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.” The second, “The Learned Presses.”

—. “Will Randsom and the Randsom Records in the Newberry Library.” The Book Club of California Quarterly News Letter 22 (1957): 3-7. Call number: Wing ZP 938 .P7024.

—. “The Wing Foundation: An Account of the Graphic Arts Collection of the Newberry Library by its Curator.” Print 7.6 (1953): 13-20. Call number: Wing Z 007 .733.

Yates, Dora A. “Affaires of Egypte.” The Newberry Library Bulletin 3.5 (1954): 152-154. Call number: Z 79.N 4112. This article describes Alfred E. Hamill’s collection of Gypsy books.