Comments from the author about writing: My 1993 book, Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, Printers & Publishers in New York City, 1821-42 (New York: Bibliographical Society of America), compiled with my wife, brought together information on some 5,000 craftspeople active in early American history. It was one result of a long-term study of a book bound in 1825 about which I have spoken (and continue to speak) to diverse groups. The Register remains available for purchase from Oak Knoll Books.
My ongoing project is a study of Owen Meredith's novel in verse, Lucile, first published in 1860. While now forgotten, it was one of the great best-sellers of the 19th century. I have over 1200 personal copies of the book, all different, and my research is presented on a website at http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/lucile; I also have spoken frequently on the project and have a number of well-tested, well-illustrated talks that have proved popular with a variety of audiences.
Literary awards received and date received:
Book Types: Nonfiction
Audience Types: Adult
Genre: Publishing History, Bibliography
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? In general I'm happy to offer programs with no fee charged; modest stipend to assist with travel expense will be appreciated.
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's Web site: http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/lucile
Books By This Author
A Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, Printers & Publishers in New York City, 1821-42, Bibliographical Society of America, New York, 1993.