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19th century

The Worst of Spines

From an 1851 “list of imitation book-backs” sent by Charles Dickens to a London bookbinder, who fabricated mock books with the fake titles. The New York Public Library re-created part…

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The Long Draw

On the trail of an artistic mystery in the American West

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Democracy 101

Mark Twain's farewell address

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April 2011

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