1991 Imprint Volume 16-1 Spring


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96. Rawls, Walton. “Audubon, Bodmer, and Catlin: Facsimile Editions from the Editorial Side.” Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 1991), 2-10.

Rawls writes knowledgeably about the recent publications in facsimile of three of the great illustrated works of the nineteenth century. He justifies these extravagant projects by their making otherwise rare works accessible to a larger public. He recognizes the problems of close facsimiles on the market and cautions collectors.

97. Weiner, Mina Rieur. “New York Built Ships, 1818-1865: Prints Document an Industry.” Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 1991), 20-30.

This well-documented article shows how prints can be used to document commercial activity, in this case, ship building in New York. She found that illustrations from Harper’s Weekly and Harper’s New Monthly Magazine were particularly useful.

98. Welch, Margaret. “‘Gentlemen of fortune and liberality’: The Original Subscribers to the Audubon Folios.” Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 1991), 11-19.

Based on Welch’s doctoral dissertation, “John James Audubon and His American Audience: Art Science, and Nature, 1830-1860,” this article discusses the patronage that Audubon sought and received. She concludes that it was the enthusiasm of these patrons and collectors that ensured the production of such lavish publications.