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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Special Collections - Lloyd Sealy Library: Artists' books

This is a guide to the Manuscript Collections, Rare Books and John Jay College Archives in the Special Collections at the Lloyd Sealy Library of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Artists' books in the Rare Books Collection

The following artists' books are part of our Special Collections, and may be seen by appointment:

The Brownsville boys: Jewish gangsters of Murder, Inc. / conceived and written by Larry E. Sullivan ; etchings by D.R. Wakefield. Special Collections Room - HV6795 .N5 S87 2013 [22] leaves : col. ill. ; 46 cm. Loose sheets, most printed with a color etching portrait positioned above letterpress shaped text. "... The presswork was executed by Art Larson at Horton Tank Graphics ... The box and chemise were created by Claudia Cohen..."--Colophon. Edition limited to 50 numbered copies and 10 hors d’commerce, each signed by the author and the artist. Issued unbound in a stiff portfolio, housed in a clamshell case with paste paper lining. Library has copy no. 16/50.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE (2009) Three Poems of Love and Death by Lucie Brock-Broido. Richard Minsky. Note: we have copy 1 which is chained to a replica of an electric chair.   Special Collections Room.

Voices From Outside.  (2008) by Just Seeds artist collective. A portfolio project in association with the Critical Resistance ten year anniversary conference in Oakland, California Special Collections Room.

Sum of our Parts: An Examination of Death Rituals in America. (2014) by Jennaway Pearson Washington D.C. Special Collections Room.