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The Graphic Arts Collection includes artists' and private press books, as well as materials for the study of paper and papermaking, printing, calligraphy, printmaking, fine binding, typography, and book design. Of special interest are the Sinclair Hamilton Collection of American Illustrated Books; 18th- and 19th-century British artists and illustrators (particularly George and Robert Cruikshank, Thomas Rowlandson, and William Hogarth), and the Charles Rahn Fry Pochoir Collection.

The collection includes more than 22,000 examples of fine letterpress printing, bookbinding, papermaking, modern calligraphy, and artists' books, as well as reference works on the history of the book and printing. Among the primary source materials are over 60,000 drawings, prints, paintings, and photographs related to the history of book illustration, vintage printing presses and type, approximately 350 blocks and plates for printmaking, and 100 linear feet of printed ephemera such as bookplates, trade cards, and postcards.

. To search the collection of fine press and illustrated books,
see: Main Catalogue   http://catalog.princeton.edu
. To search the collection of prints, drawings, photographs, and other non-book visual material,
see: Visuals   http://libweb5.princeton.edu/RareBooks/RBVisualsSearch.asp

Highlights from the Graphic Arts Collection are regularly exhibited in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts.

Web log giving news of exhibitions, acquisitions, and other highlights from the Graphic Arts collection.

Regarding fine art appraisals, see this list.

  Unseen Hands Home Page
  Cruikshank Artwork Home Page
  Comic Art at Princeton
  Allison Delarue Collection
  MASC Database
  Visuals Database

Inquiries and suggestions are welcome and should be addressed to
Julie Mellby
, Graphic Arts Librarian
Tel: (609) 258-3197

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