Examples of “Xerox art” books made by a group of artists and writers
in the 1970s and 1980s. A large collection was acquired by Beinecke Library
in the summer of 2008.
“A Day at the Races” by Ginny Lloyd, Lloyd Productions, 1980
“soms bin ik een copy van mijzelf. . .” by Henk Fakkeldij, 1980.
“Misisng Persons” by Louise Neaderland, Bone Hollow Arts, 1988.
or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry.
A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection,
highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson,
who describes the object more completely, below.
Author: Martin, John, 1865-1947.
Title: The read out loud books
Published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
Description/Quantity: 5 v. : ill. ; 15 cm.
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number: Shirley +1247
Exceptions: To find all titles in the set search by call number: Shirley +1247
Library has: v.1-v.5
Notes: A set of five books issued in a papier-mâché bookcase
shaped like a dog (25 x 18 x 20 cm.). On bottom of
bookcase: Patent applied for. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York.
“Published October, 1911”–T.p. verso of each vol..
Illustrated by Stacy H. Wood.
Each volume contains five stories. On the “Index page,” (p.
 of each vol.), each story is listed in terms of the
time it takes to read out loud.
Volumes are bound in gingham cloth.
Contents: Jack and Jill and four other stories — Little Boy Blue and
four other stories — Mistress Mary and four other
stories — Old King Cole and four other stories — Pussy
Cat, Pussy cat and four other stories.
Subjects (Library of Congress):
Type of Material: Juvenile literature New York (State) New York 1911.
Also listed under: Wood, Stacy H., ill.
Dodd, Mead & Company, publisher.
A run of issues of Les cahiers de la television, Paris, 1962-1963.
With contributions from the likes of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler: “Voir la peinture à la T. V.”
and Eugene Ionesco: “Les chaises : une confirmation”.
An anonymous book of humor, published in London in 1833
by A.U. Thiselton – with many illustrations similar to the work of Rodolphe Töpffer.
Foreshadowings of “A Soldier’s Things”?
Two extremely rare calendars featuring original prints by an incredible array of printmakers from
the 1930s, including Josef Albers, Fritz Eichenberg, Wuanita Smith, Charles Heaney, Rockwell Kent, Gregory Orloff and Ella Hergesheimer. Published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Gutenberg Publishing Co.