Published to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the University of Iowa Libraries and commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Conservation Lab, this lavishly illustrated paperback volume contains over 100 exquisite color photographs of the work of master book binder and Conservation Lab founder Bill Anthony.
70 pages – 10 in. w x 10.5 in. h. Smyth-sewn paper binding 2 black-and-white photos of William Anthony.
102 color photos of 63 books and details of books (39 fine bindings, 7 edition bindings, 12 conservation bindings, and 5 historical models). Descriptive text for each book includes title, author, publisher, date of publication, date of binding, materials used, methods used, and dimensions. A glossary of terms, a title index, and a timeline of Anthony’s professional history are included.
For more information about William Anthony, see The Abbey Newsletter.
Unbound copies are available for purchase $40 each plus $6.50 shipping. Check or money order only, made payable to University of Iowa Libraries . Send to
Anthony catalog order
Nancy E. Kraft
University of Iowa Libraries,
100 Main Library
Iowa City , IA 52242-1420