The Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction

  • 03/09/2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Newberry Library, 60 West Walton St, Chicago


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The Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction

Three exquisite bindings of Caxton Club's History (Frank Piehl, The Caxton Club:  1895 - 1995) were created to mark the Club's 120th anniversary, while celebrating bookbinders and their craft.  But now, alas, it's time to say good-by -- or perhaps "good buy" -- to these beautifully crafted volumes, bound by Sam Feinstein, Karen Hanmer, and Scott Kellar.

You can make your bids for these masterpieces at the Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction. 

Lift a toast to these beautiful and unique expressions of art and history. And feel free to:  buy a bound volume for your personal collection; or form a team and buy for a special library or club -- maybe even the Caxton Club!

Towner Lounge of the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton St, Chicago. Admission ($10) will be collected at the door; includes one drink coupon. Additional drinks $5. Bar and light hors d'oeuvres.  RSVP to Dan Crawford by email:, or by phone:  (312)255-3501.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710