Begin your search in the Brooklyn College Library catalog. Put quotation marks around phrases that you want to search, and see below for more suggestions.
Search by Keyword: In the current Brooklyn College search engine, this is called "All Fields".
Keyword Suggestions: Below are sample keywords that represent subjects, designers, and publishers of decorative bindings.
Keyword Author: A few authors had several titles issued in publishers' bindings. The Library has publishers' bindings for the following authors:
Can't get enough of cataloging language? Want to view Brooklyn College's discovered publishers' bindings all in one convenient spreadsheet? Look no further.
The spreadsheet above was created with MARC standards in mind, and provides citations - many with links! - for over 100 books in our collection. The spreadsheet provides source/citation information, binding descriptions, and artist attribution, and is view-only, but freely available to share (within the CC license parameters).
The Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a large collection of artist-era publisher's bindings, in addition to reference resources on researching this format, its artists, publishers, and history.
BC students, staff, and faculty can borrow books from other CUNY locations and have them delivered to the Library.
See the CLICS Guide for more information.
Publishers' bindings can be found in books in the subject areas below.
Detailed call number ranges are provided for two subjects:
Brooklyn College Library Archives & Special Collections has approximately 200 publishers' bindings, all of which can be viewed in our Reading Room during regular hours. Below is a sample of some of the available books.