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The books described on this site are published under the imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Proceeds from sales benefit the Libraries' Special Collections to fund future publications.

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New in April 2022




Materialia Lumina: Contemporary Artists' Books from the Codex International Book Fair


Consisting of seventy-five exemplary books curated from among the thousands of artists’ books that were exhibited at the CODEX International Book Fair over the past fifteen years. Outstanding examples of work by some of the world’s most accomplished masters have been selected. A scholarly and descriptive catalog co-published by Stanford University Libraries, the CODEX Foundation, with support from the Boston Athenæum, and edited by Paul van Capelleveen of the National Library of the Netherlands. This substantial hard cover book designed in the Netherlands includes essays and articles from an array of outstanding academic scholars, preeminent museum curators, and heads of major collections.
For Domestic orders, order from the Codex Foundation.

**For international orders, consider ordering from Idea Books in the Netherlands. Click here for Idea Books ordering.

Price for Domestic orders: $75

Price for international Orders $97

390 pp., illustrations in colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English




New in October 2020

Work and Social Justice: The David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford

Catalogue of the exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library celebrating the acquisition of the David Bacon Photography Archive, October 19, 2020 – May 9, 2021.

Introduction by Michael A. Keller, Preface by Robert Trujillo and Benjamin L. Stone, Essay by Jose Padilla, Acknowledgments by David Bacon, Excerpts from an interview with David Bacon by Meredith Blasingame, Captions and Narrative texts by Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez and David Bacon. Photographs by David Bacon. Descriptive entries for each of the 85 photographs in the exhibition.  

95 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. 87 Black and White images. Soft cover with sewn binding.

Designed by Deardra Fuzzell and Pasha Tope; Printed by Puritan Capital, Hollis New Hampshire, and bound by New Hampshire Bindery.

Published by the Stanford Libraries, 2020.

Price: $25



New in May 2019

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Leonardo’s Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader

Catalogue of the exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, May 2 – October 13, 2019.

Essays by Paula Findlen, Carlo Vecce, J. G. Amato, Alexandria R. Tsagaris, and Veronica S.-R. Shi. Foreword by Paolo Galluzzi. Preface by John E. Mustain. Descriptive entries for each of the fifty-five books and manuscripts in the exhibition.  

208 pages. 9 x 12 inches. 87 color images. Soft cover with sewn binding.

Designed and produced by Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services.

Published by the Stanford Libraries, 2019 with significant support  provided by the Suppes Endowment in the History of Science, Patrick Suppes Center for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Stanford University.

Price: $75