skip to content | Accessibility Information

Publications

Catalogues can be purchased from the MMU online store.

or from:

Jackie Holt
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sir Kenneth Green Library
All Saints
Manchester M15 6BH

Tel: 0161 247 6107
Fax: 0161 247 6349
E-mail: j.holt@mmu.ac.uk

Payment required with order, on goods under £20.
Most major credit/debit cards are accepted.
Cheques payable to the 'Manchester Metropolitan University'.

Through the Looking Glass: the illustrations of John Lawrence
John Lawrence ChecklistA checklist of the work of John Lawrence, compiled by Professor Ian Rogerson, introduction by Professor Rogerson, and a list of the Special Collections's holdings by Jeremy Parrett. 2006, 0-901276-58-8
44p. A complete list of the work of John Lawrence, including 37 black and white illustrations from every stage of Lawrence's career. £7.00
Artists' books
Gaye Smith. 1993. 0901276 472.
36p. Catalogue compiled from artists' books in the Manchester Metropolitan University Library's book Design Collection. Emphasis on twentieth century British artists books from 1970 to 1992. £4.00
Thomas Bewick: a catalogue of books illustrated by Thomas Bewick and his pupils, together with a list of books on their work from the stock of the Manchester Metropolitan University Library
Ian Rogerson. 6th rev ed. 1993. 0 90127648 0.
28p. 100 books, fully described, showing the contributions of Thomas and John Bewick, Luke Clennell, William Harvey, John Jackson, Ebenezer Landells and other Bewick connections to the development of 19th century book illustration. Black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
Noel Carrington and his Puffin picture books: an exhibition catalogue
Ian Rogerson. 1992. 09 01 27 64 21.
40p. 150 examples, including antecedents and imitations. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
The Cloister Press: a catalogue of the collection in the Manchester Metropolitan University Library, including examples of the ephemera produced in the years 1921-1922 when Charles Hobson, Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison were active at the Press
Ian Rogerson. 2nd ed. 1993. 0 901276 49 9.
12p. 61 entries fully described. Cover in black and blue, based upon a Cloister Press type specimen. £3.00
The John Farleigh Collection: a description of the books, ephemera, archival papers and wood blocks held in the Manchester Metropolitan University Library
Ian Rogerson. 1993. 0 901276 39 1.
20p. 63 entries, fully described. Cover and illustrations in black and white. £4.00
Firing thoughts: exploring the relationship between ceramics and drawing
Edited by Stephanie Boydell. 2007. 978-1-905476-15-2.
54pp. A full-colour 54 page catalogue featuring work from 22 ceramicists. With essays by Alex McErlain, Mary Gavagan and Lauren Humphries. Artists represented include Anna Adams, Nancy Angus, Felicity Aylieff, Sharon Blakey, Kyra Cane, John Chambers, Claire Curneen, Stephen Dixon, Helen Felcey, Susan Halls, Ewen Henderson, Tavs Jørgensen, Walter Keeler, Rob Kesseler, Bernard Leach, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Jim Malone, Alex McErlain, Eric James Mellon, Lucie Rie, James Tower, Robin Welch. £10.00
Claud Lovat Fraser: a catalogue of the illustrated books, broadsides, etc, accompanied by examples of the work of Albert Rutherston, Wyndham Payne, Elizabeth Mackinstry and Edward A Wilson
Ian Rogerson with an introduction by Philip Plumb. 1993. 0 901276 45 6.
36p. 118 entries fully described with examples of the work of Fraser's disciples. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
A gallery of greetings: a guide to the Seddon Collection of Greeting Cards in Manchester Polytechnic Library
Laura Seddon. 1990. 0 901276 38 3.
xxvi, 306p. Cover in full colour, illustrations in the text in colour and black and white. £10.00 cased
One hundred and twenty-five golden cockerels: an exhibition of books and ephemera from the Golden Cockerel Press
Catalogued by Ian Rogerson. 1994. 0 901276 50 2.
xii, 24p. Essay by Brain Baumfield. Illustrations in black and white. £4.00
The book illustrations of Rigby Graham: an exhibition catalogue and guide to the collection
Ian Rogerson with an introduction by Alan Tucker. 2001. 0 901276 55 3.
viii, 12p. Documents the book illustrations of Rigby Graham with some examples from the Rigby Graham Archive held at Manchester Metropolitan University which includes 90 separate proof prints and 120 separately editioned prints. £4.50
Paul Hogarth: a retrospective exhibition of illustrated books and archives
Ian Rogerson and Jeremy Parrett with an introduction by Wendy Coates-Smith. 2002. 0 901276 56 1.
viii, 16p. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Documents the work of Paul Hogarth from 1953 to 2002 with full descriptions and selections from the Archive. £4.50
Into the 1830's: some origins of Victorian illustrated journalism cheap octavo magazines of the 1830's and their influence
Brian Maidment. 1992. 0 901 276 41 3.
24p. 30 entries fully described. Illustrated in black and white. £3.00
Robin Jacques: an artist of sustained brilliance
Compiled by Ian Rogerson. 2008. 9781905476268
44p. A checklist of his book illustrations, with notes on the Robin Jacques archive at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections by Jeremy Parrett. Includes 39 black and white illustrations from every stage of Jacques' career. £10.00
George W Jones: master of master printers 1860-1942
Ian Rogerson. 1993. 0 901276 46 4.
64p. Designed allusively by Rachel Davies-Cooper. 132 entries fully described with numerous illustrations. Printed in black and red. £6.00
Simon Lawrence and the Fleece Press 1980-1995
A Bibliography of the Printed Book by Ian Rogerson. 1996. 0 901276 52 9.
24p. The printer's statement by Simon Lawrence. Books printed before December 1995, fully described. Illustrated in black and white. £4.00
The Pelican Press: an adventure in typographic design: Francis Meynell and Stanley Morison in collaboration 1913-1921
Ian Rogerson. 0 901276 24 3.
56p. 150 examples of books and ephemera fully described. Cover printed in black and red, black and white illustrations in the text. £3.00
Eric Ravilious in print: books, wood engravings, lithographs and ceramics
Gaye Smith and Stephanie Boydell. 2003. 09 012765 7X
48p. 150 entries with annotations. Essay (introduction). Folded cover in full colour. Eight colour plates, 23 black and white illustrations. £10.00
Peter Reddick draughtsman - wood engraver - illustrator
Ian Rogerson, with a bibliographic note by Peter Reddick. 1994. 0 901276 51 0.
32p. 63 entries fully described. Black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
Thomas Heath Robinson: the forgotten brother
An exhibition of book and magazine illustrations by Tom Robinson by Ian Rogerson. 1995. 0 901276 53 7.
56p. An exhibition of book and magazine illustrations, by Tom Robinson, elder brother of William Heath Robinson and Charles Robinson. 171 entries fully described. Cover in full colour, black and white illustration in the text. £6.00
Albert Rutherston
Ian Rogerson. 2nd ed. 1993. 0 901276 44 8.
28p. A Catalogue of the illustrated books, periodicals, pamphlets, Christmas cards, pantomimes, diaries and almanacks, pattern papers, ornaments and autographed letters in the collection of the Manchester Metropolitan University Library together with an introduction. 69 entries, fully described. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
To brighten things up: the Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers
Tanya Schmoller, with a foreword by Mirjam Foot. 2008.
Hardback 978-1-905476-27-5 £60.00
Paperback 978-1-905476-28-2 £30.00 Sold Out and Out of Print
Limited edition of 500 copies designed and produced by Northend Creative Print Solutions in Sheffield.
80 pages with 205 full colour images. The typefaces used are Van Dijck and Gill Sans Light, the text stock a slightly off-white smooth coated 190 gsm which enhances the vibrant colours of the paper collection.
Sentimental souvenirs: Victorian scrap albums from the Sir Harry Page collection
Gaye Smith. 1989. 0 901276 29 4.
22p. Covers a wide selection of Victorian printed ephemera including scraps, greeting cards, calligraphy examples of colour printing, bookplates etc. Also includes some original water-colours and drawings. Reflects social aspects of Victorian life, especially in relation to women. £4.00
The Shakespeare Head Press: an exhibition of the books of A H Bullen & Bernard Newdigate
Ian Rogerson. 1988. 0 901276 19 7.
56p. Includes a note by Ruari McLean. 160 entries extensively described, including many of the finest examples of book production of the twentieth century. £4.00
Trade catalogues: a hundred years, 1850-1949
Gaye Smith. 1992. 0 901276 43X.
40p. A descriptive listing of catalogues concerned with the history of design, style, architecture and consumerism. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text. £4.00
Victorian Valentines
Compiled by Laura Seddon. 1996. 0 901276 54 5.
viii, 20p. A guide to the Laura Seddon Collection of Valentine Cards in Manchester Metropolitan University Library. Cover in full colour. Black and white illustrations in the text, plus eight pages in full colour. £5.00

Out of print

Gwasg Gregynog: Catalogue of an exhibition of Gregynog books from the collection of Manchester Polytechnic Library
Jayne Evans, edited by Ian Rogerson. 1990. 0 901276 324.
72 items described, from 1923 to 1989. £4.00
Richard Doyle illustrator
Ian Rogerson, with an introduction by Christine Kett. 1992. 0 901276 405.
12p. 42 entries fully described. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text.
Barnett Freedman: painter, draughtsman, lithographer. The prints, book illustrations, dustwrappers, postage stamp designs, packaging, advertising and correspondence in the Freedman Archive in the Polytechnic Library
Ian Rogerson and Sue Hoskins. 1990. 0 901276 37 5.
36p. 150 items, fully described. Cover in full colour, black and white illustrations in the text.

News and events

Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing

5 December 2016 - 17 March 2017

RSS (More information...)

Keeping up to date

MMU Special Collections news updates are available by RSS feed and Twitter updates:

  • RSS feed
  • Follow MMU Special Collections on Twitter

To receive news about future exhibitions, events and talks sign up to our e-newsletter here:

Current Exhibition

Exhibition poster

Drawing the Wake: Reading Finnegans Wake through drawing

5 December 2016 - 17 March 2017

There's also an archive of previous exhibitions and information about future exhibitions.

Full screen image viewer

All the images on the collections pages can also be viewed at your full screen size.

We'd recommend a screen resolution of at least 800x600.

Study

Want to use the collections for study? How to get access to the Collections.

Where are we?

Maps of our locations and contact details for Staff in the Special Collections.