Austin Abbey Rare Books is pleased to announce that a second printing of its first physical catalogue, Allusion and Imagery in the Book Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman, is soon to be released.

The catalogue is a small reference work devoted entirely to the book art of Sarah Wyman Whitman. It contains analyses of a subset of Whitman’s aesthetic tracts and skeuomorphic designs, and details some of the sources in art and nature that inspired those designs. The catalogue is a full color booklet that contains images of all of the book exteriors as well as many of the endpapers, title pages, title page devices, and artistic sources discussed. The cover is a photo reproduction of one of Whitman’s most important designs.SWW_Catalogue_PhotoThe first issue of the catalogue was released just before the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair in March of this year, and the response has been so positive that we have decided to issue a second printing to meet the extraordinary demand for this important reference work.

The second issue of Allusion and Imagery in the Book Art of Sarah Wyman Whitman will be available beginning May 15th, 2018  for $25 + $3 shipping through the Austin Abbey Rare Books website or at one of our upcoming fairs.