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The books described on this site are published under the imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Proceeds from sales benefit the Libraries' Special Collections to fund future publications.

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Prepayment by check or money order is required for publication orders by mail. (Please note, we are not able to process credit card transactions.) Select "Price list & order forms" at left. Download, print, fill out and mail in the form, along with your payment, made out to "Stanford University," to:

Department of Special Collections
Attn: Publication Orders 
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064

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Recently published

Book cover showing Dürer's constructed Roman alphabet

Monuments of Printing: Gutenberg through the Book Arts Revival

An illustrated, descriptive catalogue of selected works in the rare book collections of the Stanford University Libraries. By John Mustain, with a foreword by Robert Bringhurst.

120 pages. 8 x 10.5 inches. 92 illustrations, 38 in color and 54 in duotone, printed on Mohawk Superfine. Sewn binding. Jacket features lettering designs by Albrecht Dürer printed letterpress on St. Armand handmade rag paper. Designed by Elizabeth Fischbach.

From the foreword by Robert Bringhurst: “The seventy-two books and isolated leaves described and pictured in this catalogue cover the five centuries from Gutenberg to the Grabhorns, but their texts reach back to Plato and Isaiah. They represent a good and quick historical survey of the central role played by the printed book in Western civilization.”

Published by the Stanford University Libraries, 2013.

Price $30.00 


Book cover featuring geometric design

Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books 
Cosas que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporáneos

Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name on display in Green Library April 19-July 8, 2012. The sixteen one-of-a-kind books of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca are the fruit of a five-year collaboration between poet and model Mary Julia Klimenko, artist Manuel Neri, calligrapher Thomas Ingmire, and design binders Daniel E. Kelm, Kylin Lee, and fellow mechanics at the Wide Awake Garage.

Bilingual English and Spanish text features an extensive essay about the project by contemporary art critic Bruce Nixon together with shorter texts by Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress; artist and essayist Joseph Goldyne; Michael Keller, University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University Libraries; Roberto Trujillo, Frances & Charles Field Curator of Special Collections and Head, Department of Special Collections, Stanford University; and Steve Woodall, Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago.

Generously illustrated in full color with large-format double-page images from each of the books that are the focus of the exhibition. Designed by John Hubbard, Eson Design.

566 pages. $85.00

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