This digital collection contains images of Rare Book covers, frontispieces, and other details of primarily 19th century American publishers' bindings, highlighting marks of ownership and manufacture. The collection largely draws from the Mahn Center for Special Collections and Archives' Juvenile Literature Collection and features Ohio imprints, books authored or designed by women, and African Americana.
The Mahn Center holds over 45,000 volumes of rare books, periodicals, and other materials, primarily printed. Areas of specialization include Ohioana, history of science, juvenile literature, fine printing, private press books, artists' books, and 19th and 20th century English and American literature, all aspects of the history of books, printing, and papermaking, and first, early, or other important editions of works in many other subject areas.
For more information on the Mahn Center's rare books collections, or to arrange to view items from the digital collection in person, please contact Special Collections Librarian Miriam Intrator.
These materials are in the public domain in the United States; they are not subject to any copyright protections.