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Identifier: GB 9

The Stilwell Press Books Collection

Dates

  • Majority of material found in 1814-2013, 1900-1999

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of about 500 limited edition fine and private press books comprising literature, poetry, bibliographies and works on private presses, typography and the graphic arts, most illustrated with wood engravings, lithographs or etchings. The collection includes imprints from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Hungary. Materials mostly in English, German, French, Dutch and Czech.



The books in the collection are being cataloged. Please consult the library catalog should a book not be available in this collection.

Extent

24 record cartons

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of about 500 limited edition fine and private press books comprising literature, poetry, bibliographies and works on private presses, typography and the graphic arts, most illustrated with wood engravings, lithographs or etchings. The collection includes imprints from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Hungary.

Arrangement Note

The works are arranged by country of publication. For the series Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark and France, arrangement within each country is by press or printer last name if available, otherwise by publisher. If a printer for illustrations was separately identified, the printer for the text was listed first, then the printer for the illustrations. For the series from Germany to the end of the finding aid, arrangement is by the element listed first in the inventory, be it publisher, author, illustrator or other descriptor.

An overview of series and the boxes in which they are to be found follows:

Belgium (Box 24)

Czech Republic (Box 3, 11,15)

Denmark (Box 3)

France (Box 1, 4, 6, 8 - 12, 14, 15, 16, 22 - 24)

Germany (Box 1, 4, 6 - 16, 22)

Hungary (Box 24)

Italy (Box 2, 3, 7, 14, 23)

Netherlands (Box 2, 3, 6, 8, 10 - 13, 22)

Sweden (Box 3, 4, 13, 16, 24)

Switzerland (Box 3, 4, 13, 16, 24)

United Kingdom (Box 1 - 14, 16, 21 - 24)

United States (Box 1, 3 - 14, 16, 22 - 24)

Reference Works (Box 8, 17 - 23)



The books in the collection are being cataloged. Please consult the library catalog should a book not be available in this collection.

Processing Note

The collection was donated by Brian Stilwell.

This collection has been minimally processed. An inventory provided by the donor was organized by country of publication, then by the most notable aspect of the work, including title, author, publisher or illustrator. This organization was retained for the series from Germany through to the end. For the Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark and France series, the organization was revised to a listing by press or printer, if available, or by publisher. Descriptive information was included in the inventory for each work, including illustrator, printer, and format, and frequently giving the date purchased and price of purchase. In preparing the inventory for the finding aid, purchase price information has been removed. Otherwise, the description and format that was in the original inventory was left intact, with minor formatting changes and spelling corrections.

Title
Guide to The Stilwell Press Books Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Michael Joseph, Elizabeth Phillips and Silvana Notarmaso
Date
May 2016
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2009: Items listed as n.d. changed to undated, per DACS
  • September 2009: revised coding to add encoding analogs to some elements per the EAD report card