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Guide to the Bella C. Landauer Writings and Reference Collection
Ca. 1856 - 1972 (bulk 1926-1950)
 PR 149

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 26, 2017
Description is in English.

Container List

Series V: Reference Works

Scope and Contents note

Series V contains Landauer's collection of published works by others, used as reference volumes in her Collection Room at the New-York Historical Society. They include monographs, pamphlets, and issues of journals. The majority of the nineteen volumes are extra-illustrated. Landauer sometimes bound items from her collection or correspondence with the author into these volumes (many of which she had bound by the New-York Historical Society or enclosed in cardboard binders.) Extra-illustration often includes items that are related to the author of the books or the subject of the books. Two issues of the Bodleian Library Record include articles about John Johnson, whose large collection of ephemera at Oxford interested and inspired Landauer. A catalog from an exhibition of the John Johnson collection is also included. A typescript list entitled "The Sanctuary of Printing" was sent to Landauer from Johnson. The list seems to be his cataloging system for his ephemera collection. George Phillips'  England's Climbing-Boys; a History of the Long Struggle to Abolish Child Labor in Chimney-sweeping, is bound in a volume with several pamphlets about chimney-sweeps, and is extra-illustrated with scraps in the shape of chimney-sweeps, postcards, clippings, and other ephemera bound in. Also includes correspondence, including a valentine from Phillips to Landauer. Most pamphlets were originally housed in pamphlet binders, and were removed from these at the time of processing. Two auction catalogs from Landauer's sales at the Anderson Galleries are treated as monographs.

The series is divided into two subseries: Journals and Monographs.

Subseries I: Journals

Scope and Contents note

Journals are listed alphabetically by title.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 57 The American Book Collector; a Monthly Magazine for Book Lovers. Metuchen, N.J. Vol. 1. No. 7, July 1932.
Box: 13 Folder : 58 Bodleian Library Record. Oxford: Bodleian Library. Vol VIII, No. 6, June 1972.
Box: 13 Folder : 58 Bodleian Library Record. Oxford: Bodleian Library. Vol VIII, No. 3, February 1969.
Box: 13 Folder : 59 Young, James Harvey. "Patent Medicines: The Early Post-Frontier Phase," reprinted from Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society.
1953
Box: 13 Folder : 59 Carson, William G.B., "Under the Calcium Lights" (about the American stage in the 1870's), reprinted from Missouri Historical Society Bulletin.
1956
Box: 13 Folder : 59 Old-time New England; the Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, Mass. Vol. XXVI, No. 4, April 1936.
Box: 13 Folder : 60 Jackson, Holbrook. "A sanctuary of printing: The record room at the University Press, Oxford," An offprint from: Signature : a Quadrimestrial of Typography and Graphic Arts. London, Signature. No. 1, Nov.1935.

Subseries II: Monographs

Scope and Contents note

Monographs are listed in alphabetical order by author. Those monographs listed below with folder numbers are boxed for safety. Those without folder numbers have few extra-illustrations and are shelved with the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 61 Anderson Galleries Inc. Books on Typography, New York City, and Currier and Ives Prints from the library of Mrs. Bella C. Landauer, New York City . . . to be sold . . . January tenth . . . New York, Anderson Galleries, 1927.
Box: 13 Folder : 61 Anderson Galleries Inc. Modern Etchings, English Sporting Prints and Drawings of the Early Continental Schools, the Property of . . . Mrs. B. C. Landauer, New York and other private owners, to be sold by their order . . . New York, Anderson Galleries, 1927.
Box: 18 Folder : 80 Barnhart Brothers and Spindler. Barnharts stock cut catalogue. Chicago: Barnhart Bros. and Spindler, [190-?]
Box: 13 Folder : 62 Bodleian Library. The John Johnson Collection: Catalogue of an Exhibition. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1971.
Box: 14 Folder : 63 Columbia University Libraries. A Catalogue of the Epstean Collection on the History and Science of Photography, and its Applications Especially to the Graphic Arts. New York: Columbia University Press, 1937.
Box: 14 Folder : 64 Haupt- Lehmann, Hellmut. The Book in America : a History of the Making, the Selling, and the Collecting of Books in the United States. New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1939.
Box: 14 Folder : 65 Heal, Ambrose. Old London Bridge Tradesmen's Cards and Tokens. [London] : [s.n.], 1931.
C.I. Hood and Co. Hood's Photos of the World : an Unrivalled Collection of 100 Fine Reproductions of Famous Scenes, American and Foreign, First Series. Lowell, Mass.: Hood, [188-?]
Box: 15 Folder : 66 Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Exhibition of Aeronautical Prints, Music, Posters, Book-plates, Dime Novels and Books from the Aeronautical Archives of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. March, 1942, University Club New York. [New York: Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1942].
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Exhibition of Early American Children's Books of Aeronautical Interest, Dime Novels about Flying Machines, Aviation Fiction for Boys and Girls, from the Bella C. Landauer Aeronautical Collection. New York: Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1942.
Box: 15 Folder : 67 Johnson, John. An Appeal made on Commemoration Day June MCMXXXVIII by John Johnson Printer to the University of Oxford. [Oxford: 1938]
Box: 19 Folder : 81 Johnson, John. The Sanctuary of Printing. [Oxford: 1936].
Box: 15 Folder : 67 Metropolitan Museum of Art. I Remember That : an Exhibition of Interiors of a Generation Ago [from] The Index of American Design. [New York: The Museum Press, 1942]
Box: 15 Folder : 68 Nash, Ray. Some Early American Writing Books and Masters. [Hanover, N.H.?]: H and N, c1943.
Box: 15 Folder : 69 Phillips, George Lewis. England's Climbing-Boys; a History of the Long Struggle to Abolish Child Labor in Chimney-sweeping. Boston: Baker Library, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1949.
Box: 15 Folder : 70 Saunders, Henry S. Whitman Music List. Toronto, Canada: Henry S. Saunders, 1946.
Box: 19 Folder : 82 Sinel, Joseph. A book of American trade-marks and devices. New York:A. A. Knopf, 1924.
Box: 15 Folder : 71 Stafford, N. Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Badges and Checks, Stencils, Seals, Inks, Brushes, etc. etc. [New York] n.d.
Box: 15 Folder : 71 Vermont Guild of Old Time Crafts and Industries, Inc. A Prospectus Inviting You to Become a Member of The Vermont Guild of Old Time Crafts and Industries. [Weston, Vermont] n.d.

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