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Online Exhibits and Blogs

Exhibits of various descriptions are available on the Internet. In addition to sites sponsored by institutions, we include selected image-oriented blogs kept by individuals who choose to share the progress of on-going research, whether of their own work, or that of others in the field. We try to keep current by adding new sites and retiring those that have been taken down by their providers, but we also rely on our members to notify us of ones we may have missed. Contact the Webmaster (webmaster [at] sharpweb.org) if you know of something not on our list of links, or if you notice that a link is dead or no longer provides the original content.

Manuscripts, The Middle Ages

Alfred and Isabel Reed Collection (Dunedin Public Library, New Zealand)
Illuminated Manuscripts at the Bodleian (Bodleian Library, Oxford)
A Medieval Blockbook (Marianne Hansen)
Pecia: le manuscrit médiéval (Jean-Luc Deuffic)
Signs & Symbols: Decoding Medieval and Renaissance Iconography (Reed Gallery, Dunedin Public Library, New Zealand)

Early Printing

Incunabula: The Dawn of Western Printing (National Diet Library, Japan)
The Infancy of Printing (Golda Meir Library)
The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin)
The Pre-History and Abiding Impact of the King James Bible (The Ohio State University)
Printing: Renaissance and Reformation (Thomas Cooper Library, Univ. of SC)

Printers and Presses

The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and His Press
Linotype & Lintipisti. History of Linotypes, in Italian
The Mosher Press (Philip R. Bishop)
Museu Virtual da Imprensa (Porto, Portugal)
Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, & Book Designers (Rebecca W. Davidson, Princeton University Library)
Women Printers in Great Britain, 1475-1700 (Lynne Fors, UIUC)

The 19th Century

Celebrating Charles Dickens (University of Otago)
The Keepsake for 1829 (Romantic Circles)
Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read (Pat Pflieger)
Nineteenth-Century Girls’ Series (Deidre Johnson)
Victorian Missionary Periodicals (Yale Divinity School Library)

The 20th Century

Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in WWII – Book Arts Press
Concise History of the British Newspaper since 1620

Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration

Charles Ricketts (Paul van Capelleveen)
Color Printing in the 19th Century (U. of Delaware)
Comics and Graphic Narratives. MLA discussion group blog
Finales de libro: Exposici? de colofones (University of Salamanca)
Graphic Design: Typography (Jeffrey Barr, University of South Florida Libraries)
The History of Chinese Bookbinding (Colin Chinnery, British Library)
A History of Wood Engraving (University of North Texas Libraries)
The Illustrated Book, 1780-1830 (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Typefoundry: Documents for the History of Types and Letterforms (James Mosley)
Typographical Collections (University of Amsterdam Library)
The Wonderful World of Pop-Up and Movable Books, 1811-1996 (U. of North Texas)

Wide Views, Broad Views

Bibliotheca Canadiana: A Historical Survey of Canadian Bibliography (McGill University Library)
Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas (Penn)
Dunedin Public Library. Reed Gallery. (Dunedin, New Zealand City Library) Online versions of changing exhibits highlighting their holdings of books and documents in a variety of subject areas.
Early Modern Online Bibliography (Anna Battigelli (SUNY Plattsburgh) and Eleanor Shevlin (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 – 1920 (Duke University) Exhibit on advertising
Feminism in LIS. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Explores feminism as theory, boundary, ecology, method, flavor, relationship, and epistemology.
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794 (Leeds University) Studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in the late Enlightenment
French literature and livres d’artistes (National Library of the Netherlands) Exhibit available in Dutch, English, and French
The Gentleman’s Magazine: The 18th Century Answer to Google (Univesrity of Otago)
He Tirohanga Ki Muri – A View of the Past (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Is it a Book? (Karen Drayne, Barbara Davison, Emily-Jane Dawson, U. Maryland)
Paper through Time (University of Iowa) Non-destructive analysis of 14th- through 19th- century papers
A Place of Reading: Three Centuries of Reading (American Antiquarian Society)
Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery (Chicago Botanic Garden)
Private Presses in the Netherlands, 1910-2010 (National Library of the Netherlands) Exhibit available in Dutch and English
Textual Studies, 1500-1800 (Kevin Curran)
The Word on the Street (National Library of Scotland) Collection of broadsides

Blogs

Blogs are also listed above in their general subject-area.

BibliOdyssey Books, illustrations, science, history, visual materia obscura, eclectic bookart
Charles Ricketts (Paul van Capelleveen)
Comics and Graphic Narratives. MLA discussion group blog
Digital Scholarship @ the Library (The Ohio State University)
Early Modern Online Bibliography (Anna Battigelli (SUNY Plattsburgh) and Eleanor Shevlin (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Feminism in LIS. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Explores feminism as theory, boundary, ecology, method, flavor, relationship, and epistemology.
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794 (Leeds University) Studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in the late Enlightenment
The Houghton Library Blog (John Overholt, Harvard)
Le manuscrit médiéval ~ The Medieval Manuscript (Jean-Luc Deuffic)
Selling Enlightenment (Mark Curran, University of Leeds) Exploring the c18 book trade from Neuchâtel and beyond
Textual Studies, 1500-1800 (Kevin Curran)
Typefoundry: Documents for the History of Types and Letterforms (James Mosley)